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Description

One of the finest cultivated blueberries. Nearly one-inch fruit is perfectly sweet with a tart blueberry zing. Fruit holds well and grows in large, light blue clusters on easy-to-pick branch tips. Late-blooming to avoid frost zaps. A mature, productive bush is truly a sight to behold! Developed in 1932, introduced in 1953. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late July. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated with another blueberry variety.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Sweet, Mild, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 4 - 6' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.

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!

Related Assortments

This item is also available in these money saving assortments.

We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow blueberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Stark Bro's Store
LARGE BERRIES
JAMES G on Nov 10, 2018
been wanting to try these in my u-pick field ,think they may produce at right time and size!!!
chris k on Jul 1, 2018
LARGE BERRIES
JAMES G on Nov 10, 2018
Had it before and it produced well!
Scott R on Jul 31, 2018
been wanting to try these in my u-pick field ,think they may produce at right time and size!!!
chris k on Jul 1, 2018
From the start SB has the best quality plants. Better than any where else I have purchased them. And they stand behind their plants.
Mary L on May 26, 2018
I wanted to grow a variety of fruits that would be easily harvested. Blueberries seem to be a healthy choice.
Jeffrey S on May 8, 2018
very large and sweet, dark color
RICHARD M on May 6, 2018
Grew these years ago along with a large assortment of other blueberries. These were by far the best producer, tastiest and largest berries.
Michael M on May 1, 2018
I have another Herbert and I really like the berries and the looks of the bush.
STEVE B on Oct 9, 2017
I had 40 blueberry plants at my previous location and Herbert was my favorite. I have 6 plants at my new location and only one Herbert, so I need another.
Douglas F on Jul 12, 2017
I have a bunch of bushes already. I chose all for being strongly flavored. Wife then said she liked big, sweet berries. So I added these
Andrew P on Jun 4, 2016
OSU extension reccommends this cultivar for our area
Bonnie H on May 22, 2016
dependable, large, tasty, relatively late
Gerard D on Apr 24, 2016
Cold hardy. Late blooming to minimize damage by late spring frosts. Also liked fruit size plus plus plant size characteristics.
Robert I on Feb 28, 2016
Had it before and it produced well!
Scott R on Jul 31, 2018
From the start SB has the best quality plants. Better than any where else I have purchased them. And they stand behind their plants.
Mary L on May 26, 2018
what is the Fall colors of the foliage?
paul r on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The leaves turn a beautiful red to blend in with all the other trees and
shrubs of the fall season. A great purchase. Charles D.

Customer Reviews

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Good value
I do not have fruit yet, but I didn't expect to. The plant was a good size when it arrived, was packed well, and came with good instructions on planting and care. The plant is growing well! According to the packet I received, next year, I should be enjoying my delicious blueberries! I would highly recommend Stark Bros. especially when compared with similar companies.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Excellent
I like Herbert Blueberry, they are very sweet and delicious.
May 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Blueberry Bushes
I spent over a year preparing the planting bed for the 6 blueberry bushes we purchased from Stark to ensure the correct soil PH for the blueberry plants. The plants arrived in good condition, but did not grow at all the first year. This spring(second year) the plants have grown a few inches and five of the plants have a handful of berries on each plant. One plant has no berries.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
growing well I have to cage it so rabbits leave it alone
June 25, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
would not recommend this product, have ordered and planted other 2 yr. old plants and they were bigger and had more roots than the ones I received from starks, on the plus side, the plants all seem to be doing ok,,other than being smaller than the ones I ordered from other nursery's.
May 30, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Plants appears to be great
Got this last spring and have it in a pot. Mine actually seems to do better with a bit of shade part of the day. I haven't got any fruit yet but the plant seems to be very health at this point.
January 6, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Herbert Blueberry
I purchased Herbert blueberry plants a few years ago and have been extremely pleased with their performance. Prolific harvests of very large berries every year. They outperform all other varieties I have. Freeze well and taste great. I highly recommend them. Keeping soil pH in the 4.5-5.5 range is extremely important for good growth.
May 22, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Took immediately to the acid soil wine barrel we prepared.
Although it's not mature enough yet to produce berries, the two years of growth have been exceptional in an acidic container. No problems of any kind, all the buds woke up after a typical zone 5 winter.
August 6, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Healthy
We bought this one and three other varieties and all are Health after a year. We got a few berries last year and are going to get 10 times as many this year
May 13, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Plant was received in good condition, however did not survive drought. Not plants fault, also lost 2 established blueberry bushes.
May 6, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago