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Earliblue Blueberry

Available Spring 2018

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Description

One of the first blueberries of the season. Well-shaped, upright and vigorous plants with dark green foliage. Produces reliable crops of aromatic, light-blue berries. Fruit is best fresh, but also good in pies and jam. Developed in 1936, introduced in 1952. Ripens in June. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated with Bluecrop or Jersey.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Sweet; Good Flavor
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 5 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 7
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
This is a replacement for an Earliblue blueberry which we had for probably 25 years.. It had produced huge amounts of sweet berries until a few years ago. We tried pruning the old one but accidentally overdid it. We have been missing its sweet berries so chose another of the same variety to replace it.
Sheryl V on May 7, 2017
good complement to bluecrop and jersey as a pollinator and to stagger production
philip B on Jul 2, 2016
This is a replacement for an Earliblue blueberry which we had for probably 25 years.. It had produced huge amounts of sweet berries until a few years ago. We tried pruning the old one but accidentally overdid it. We have been missing its sweet berries so chose another of the same variety to replace it.
Sheryl V on May 7, 2017
It has a good flavor and grows well.
Christy J on Jan 10, 2017
good complement to bluecrop and jersey as a pollinator and to stagger production
philip B on Jul 2, 2016
Good flavor.
Aaron N on Apr 25, 2016
additional variety to my current bushes
CINDY V on Apr 24, 2016
It has a good flavor and grows well.
Christy J on Jan 10, 2017
Good flavor.
Aaron N on Apr 25, 2016
I've got a Earliblue and a bluecrop in 2 separate pots measuring 20.5 inches wide by 10 inches deep. Pots have drainage holes and about 1 inch of gravel in the bottom to assist drainage. Will this size and configuration be adequate for the life of the plants or will I need bigger pots at some point?
Trace-Keir C on Apr 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: when I planted these in the ground I gave them 36" diameter 18" deep hole for each plant. In a container that small they will quickly become root bound, maybe even this first year. I would consider doubling the container at the end of the year, or planting them in the ground

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Earliblue Blueberry
My plants arrived in excellent condition and they are growing very vigorously in my garden. They also did very well in Michigan harsh winters. I will expect a small crop in about two years. I would recommend this variety if you like an early crop. I will rate this variety five stars due to vigorous growth, large berries, disease resistance, and it will bear an early crop.
August 17, 2016
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1 year ago
All plants lived, even have some bloom their first year. Only wish we could purchase older plants for a crop sooner. Yes, I would reccomend !
May 8, 2017
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1 year ago
A very good bearing plant, handles weather condition real well
May 21, 2017
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1 year ago
It died the first year
It died the first, even though I lowered the pH and ensured that the soil was well drained and watered it during dry spells - it died
November 10, 2016
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1 year ago
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