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Description

The same exceptional flavor of a wild blueberry. In spring, these mounded, “half-high” plants are dotted with white flowers, which give way to small- to medium-size berries that will give you a taste of the Northern wilds. Early-mid season. Introduced in 1986. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late June to early July. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated with Northblue.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late June - Early July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Wild Berry Taste
Texture Tender, Fine
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 3 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 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 2 - 3' tall x 2 - 3' 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

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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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Recommended by Iowa State extension
Michael T on Sep 13, 2017
Grew Well in my location and harvests in June.
TAMELDA M on Feb 22, 2017
Recommended by Iowa State extension
Michael T on Sep 13, 2017
I read that this is similar to wild blueberries.
Nancy E on Aug 20, 2017
Grew Well in my location and harvests in June.
TAMELDA M on Feb 22, 2017
I love wild blueberries!
A R on Jan 29, 2017
I prefer the flavor over size
RANDY S on Jan 7, 2017
Primarily because it is suited to my region up north and I bought it with Northblue and Chandler in hopes of increasing my success and finding the one I like the most.
Cheri C on Jul 10, 2016
To go with Northblue blueberry plants that I have already.
Marion S on May 28, 2016
It had good reviews and pollinates with the other blueberry we bought.
Shawn W on May 20, 2016
Size - wanted a smaller plant (versus the larger sizes).
HEATHER A on May 17, 2016
Pollinates with northblue, cold hardy
Sisily B on May 16, 2016
I have a small area for blueberry bushes and thought this would fit in with the blueberry bushes I already have established
Thomas L on May 14, 2016
Container friendly. We live in an area with alkaline soil.
Kathryn C on May 11, 2016
The smaller mature height.
AMY K on May 6, 2016
Good for limited space gardening.
David D on May 6, 2016
To harvest blueberries for my family to eat!
Kerry J on May 5, 2016
To go with north blue
Vilay N on Apr 10, 2016
I read that this is similar to wild blueberries.
Nancy E on Aug 20, 2017
I love wild blueberries!
A R on Jan 29, 2017
What size and/or shape of container do you reccomend for this patio blueberry? (northcountry)
D J D on Jan 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Blueberry roots are fairly shallow but spread horizontally, so plant in a pot that is at least 20 inches across and a minimum of 18 inches deep. Make sure the pot has several drainage holes!

Customer Reviews

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Planted last year
Since I have only had it for one year, I'm not sure what to expect but I am not nearly as impressed with Northcountry as I am with Northblue. I has an interesting growth habit which is is low and broad as opposed to upright. I doesn't have nearly as many blossoms or blueberries as Northblue.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
One Year Mark
This little blue berry came to me leafless, but healthy as expected. I planted it and it leafed out beautifully within a week or two. Gave me three tiny blueberries, but I know the first year isn't always that great and my soil ph was still adjusting.

This year, it survived the winter well in a five gallon pot, and has grown another five inches. Would've done more, but I failed to separate roots well last year, so I fixed the issue this spring by digging it up, fanning the roots and repotting. Soil PH is now ideal. Baby flower buds are appearing all over it this week... expecting great things from it now. Will update again when I get a good taste of the berries themselves.
May 10, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Coming along well - slower than Northblue however
Last spring we purchased one Northcountry and one Northblue blueberry. We planted them in pots, comparable to 5 (liquid) gallon buckets, with the same soil mix, and had them placed near each other. Both are looking well but I must echo the first reviewer that the Northcountry has not been as prolific this first growing season. I am excited to see what will happen in future.
May 24, 2016
Very little growth
Just like my other blueberry bush, this one has barely grown. I'm thinking that it is the soil in the container and so I am looking to transfer this to the ground this fall. Hopefully, I will see some improvement.
August 15, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
My north star blueberry.
A friend mistakenly tossed a planter full of soil in my blueberry's planter and broke most of the branches but it is leafing out on the one in tact branch. I'm amazed how tough it is. I'm hoping it will put out more shoots.
May 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
slow but steady
I bought two blueberry plants and for whatever reason one didn't survive the first year. Stark Brothers was very easy to work with and replaced it for me. Both bushes are looking good this year, I only wish I could make them grow faster!
May 30, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Coming along
Purchased two a year ago. Planted them in large planters. They are about a foot tall with a few blueberries on them. They are growing slow, but they are coming along. The two North Blue plants, 2 years old, are about 2' tall and have several blueberries on them. They are coming along also. I left them out in the cold and they all survived the winter. I am using soil acidifier occasionally to try to help the soil be better for them. I am happy with my purchases. Just wish I had a larger yard to plant them in. Thanks, Jay
June 6, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Tasty Berries!
I bought Northcountry and Northblue at the same time and planted them next to each other with fencing (installed a bit late) to keep out the rabbits. The Northblue barely made it (rabbits), and had no flowers this year, but is now growing strong. The Northcountry, however, thrived and had tremendous growth with almost two dozen flowers. A brief frost hit the plant, but over a dozen flowers still produced well. I can't wait to see how much we get next year!

The berries ripen at different times, and sometimes a berry that isn't one bit ripe in the morning is very ripe by sunset. My wife loves blueberries and she claims that these are the best berries that she's ever had.

I intend to get more Northcountry for a rain garden we're planning, so of course I highly recommend this variety of blueberry. Great taste, beautiful flowers, nice compact size, just mind the rabbits.
June 19, 2017
Oops.
Killed the two plants cus made the dust way to acidly. Year later durt ph level is going up. Next year should be at right level. Don't want to raise it up my self cus afraid I might raise it pass the ph level.
May 12, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
No luck with these Blueberries
Bought these last spring, planted behind my strawberry patch, they did nothing but disappear. The raspberries I planted at the same time right next to the blueberries are doing well.
May 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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