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Herbert Blueberry

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Item #135214, 1 Gallon Pot.
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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.


Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Late
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
My Hardiness Zone ?
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.


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.

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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
To add to our blueberry crop. Self-pollinating. Adds variety to our existing bushes!
Lynn R on Jul 3, 2020
Permaculture research for our zone and based on flavors and size of berries we prefer.
Christie L on May 4, 2020
To add to our blueberry crop. Self-pollinating. Adds variety to our existing bushes!
Lynn R on Jul 3, 2020
This variety produces large sweet berries. You are one of the only suppliers I can get these from
Dan U on May 18, 2020
Permaculture research for our zone and based on flavors and size of berries we prefer.
Christie L on May 4, 2020
Available oththers out of stock
Leon M on May 1, 2020
Lacy R on Apr 30, 2020
My grandson is trying to grow blueberries. The bushes I ordered are for him to grow.
Linda M B on Apr 29, 2020
Very sweet Blueberry flavor
TOMMY B on Apr 27, 2020
Same as #1
Keith M on Apr 19, 2020
Wanted to try it
Jack on Apr 9, 2020
Best reviews for available blueberry plants.
LAWRENCE F on Apr 3, 2020
Wanted a well reviewed blueberry to compliment the patriots. Not only to increase yield, but also for Mid summer harvesting.
Sam L on Feb 17, 2020
To try it out
Mark F on Feb 4, 2020
Ronald Z on Sep 13, 2019
Looked interesting it's one I don't have.
M jane D on Aug 24, 2019
Recommendation by Stark Staff for our cold environment.
LB on Aug 22, 2019
I have had some of these before and they did real well.
Reginald on Aug 1, 2019
Excellent Flavor.
TOMMY B on Jul 27, 2019
Compatable with my USDA planting zone. Grows well in large pots. Self-pollinating. Berries are excellent fresh and freeze well.
Carol W on Jul 16, 2019
very sweet.
TOMMY B on Jul 9, 2019
have one and love it need more
Stephen on Mar 15, 2019
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
Rick from Parma 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
This variety produces large sweet berries. You are one of the only suppliers I can get these from
Dan U on May 18, 2020
Available oththers out of stock
Leon M on May 1, 2020
Why is it prohibited to be shipped to my area (Washington State?) I ordered one of these years ago and it was spectacular. I don't understand why I can't get it anymore.
Jennifer on Apr 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately this happens to be a product that has state or county agricultural regulations, which prohibit shipment. Sometimes there are local/regional quarantines put in place to halt the spread of certain plant diseases, which does not happen often. While these regulations may change in the near future, we apologize that we cannot ship this item to you at the present time.
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.
My Herbert bush has red spots on the leaves. Is this normal?
Tamie V on Jun 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Mine never has. Do they rub off? Mold? I actually bought 3 varieties and none ever have red spots. They are 4 tob6 ft and get lovely berries. Each year ai spread anouther 2 cu ft of peat moss on top . Never any issues except have to cover to keep birds away or they would eat all
my Herbert blueberry came from the nursery with allot of red in the leaves. is it stressed or diseased?
Annette H on Aug 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. I am so sorry to hear your plant arrived with discolored leaves. Typically this is nothing to be concerned with as it is usually due to unusual temperature changes and here in Missouri where they are growing we have had some very cool evenings. I would monitor it and check ph level but it is probably ok and will bounce back.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
what varity to plant with herbert?
PATTI on Jul 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I did lemonade
How old are your plants?
Shelley C on Apr 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The age and size information for our blueberries is as follows: 4??? pot: 6-12 months old and 4??? tall; Small gallon container: 2 years old and 12??? tall. Our blueberries will typically take 2-3 years after planting to reach maturity and bear fruit.

Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
21 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
over 5 years ago
I like Herbert Blueberry, they are very sweet and delicious.
May 4, 2016
over 4 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
over 4 years 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
over 3 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
over 3 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
over 5 years 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
over 5 years ago
growing well I have to cage it so rabbits leave it alone
June 25, 2017
over 5 years ago
This blueberry is a good producer, large berries that taste good too.
August 2, 2018
over 3 years ago
Plant was received in good condition, however did not survive drought. Not plants fault, also lost 2 established blueberry bushes.
May 6, 2017
over 4 years ago