Northern Highbush Blueberry Plant Collection

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The right blueberries for Northern climes. Some varieties do better in the South (rabbiteye), but these are meant to thrive in Zones 3-4. Excellent for preserves, syrup, pies and cobblers. Highbush varieties also freeze very well. Plant in soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0 for the best results. While blueberries are self-pollinating, the other varieties will serve to give you an abundance of fruit.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
We read that Highbush plants work well in our zone 5A. Never knew about need for having a variety of different species for blueberries for cross pollination to produce berries.
Mary M on Feb 24, 2020
Have raised them before and had lots of berries and plants are beautiful in fall
JOHN H on Apr 2, 2019
We read that Highbush plants work well in our zone 5A. Never knew about need for having a variety of different species for blueberries for cross pollination to produce berries.
Mary M on Feb 24, 2020
These are excellent plants with a great flavor.
Paul M on Apr 28, 2019
Have raised them before and had lots of berries and plants are beautiful in fall
JOHN H on Apr 2, 2019
Our grandchildren love blueberries. Sounded like a good kind to try for our location.
Terry M on Mar 16, 2019
compact size and grows in my zone
Lisa C on Aug 24, 2016
OSU extension reccommends this cultivar for our area
Bonnie H on May 22, 2016
Living in Northern Michigan, i need some good cold hardy varieties.
Denny A on May 16, 2016
We selected this collection for cold-hardiness for Wisconsin. First-time blueberry growers.
Bright D on May 16, 2016
Already have this variety and it does well in my location
MICHAEL G on Apr 29, 2016
I already have a patriot plant from a local grower and wanted a pollinator - even though the patriot doesnt require one. I was told the fruit would be bigger with a pollinator? I have tried blueberries in the past and have not had luck with them but didnt monitor the acidity so, Im going to give it another try with your suggestions. Hoping with a little additional effort to enjoy some blueberries, one of my favorite fruits. :)
Melinda R on Apr 27, 2016
Neighbor had good growth and yield with them
Dot S on Apr 19, 2016
I am in the Master Gardener program. The handbook for the program suggests Northern Highbush as the appropriate variety for Maryland. I am looking forward to successful growing as I have had failures in the past. This time, I have followed all advice in my MG handbook. Thank you.
Leona L T on Apr 11, 2016
These are excellent plants with a great flavor.
Paul M on Apr 28, 2019
Our grandchildren love blueberries. Sounded like a good kind to try for our location.
Terry M on Mar 16, 2019
How do I protect my 2 inground blueberry bushes this winter?
farmer Pat on Oct 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am in zone 4 so I wait until the ground completely freezes and then I place about 6 inches of shredded leaves around the root zone. I keep about and inch of pine needles over the root zone year round. My shredded leaves usual consist of maple leaves because that is what is growing in my yard. I also have a metal fence around the blueberry bushes to protect them from rabbits and deer.
Do they send out runners? I saw some plants one foot away from the berry Bush, but I don???t know if they are weeds. I wasn???t aware of the fact that they can send out runners like blackberry. Can you please let me know?
Eve S on Jun 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have a 7' row of a variety of different blueberries in order to extend my season. 3 of my plants have put out 1-2 ' runners and they are now developing into bushes themselves. One of my other blueberries have developed new growth from the root and are almost as tall as the "mother" bush, filling it out into almost twice the size of the original blueberry bush. These shoots were already covered with blossoms this spring even though they are 2 years old. I'll have to wait until this summer to find out if they actually produce berries!!
I want bushes,with the largest best tasting berries. Which are they?
Phyllis W on Feb 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We really like the Patriot so far. We've only had it a couple years, but got wonderful, big, tasty berries last year.
I am itching to buy a blueberry plant, but it is fall. Can I put the plant into a big pot until spring, then prepare soil and plant when weather is war?
Debra S on Oct 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.
how tall are the one gallon size plants?
Tami R on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The plants were 8 to 12" tall. They grew and filled out nicely after I planted them. Overall, I was happy with the purchase. I would protect them from animals if possible (rabbits ate quite a few leaves at first). Good luck.
Are there any blueberries I can grow in the 33990 ZIP Code area?
Karen V on Nov 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Karen - Looks like we currently only have one variety that is hardy to a zone 10A - The Bushel and Berry??? Pink Icing??? Blueberry. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
When is the best time to up pot blueberry bushes?
Seadog on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant blueberry plants in pots any time of year. Spring and summer are common, but planting in the fall is an option as well.

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I have order from Stark Brother for over 40 years...Every order has been the greatest ever...I have order from other CO and I must say NO ONE CAN DIVER THEIR GOOD AS GOOD AS STARK BROTHERS..Order blueberry last year and they had berries last summer ....I am so happy with these berries....I would like to say ....BUY all you plants ,trees ect from Stark Brothers..
May 19, 2016
over 6 years ago
Blueberries and rabbits
The specimens we received were healthy and very suitable. We were ignorant, however that rabbits find young blueberry bushes to be good eating. Fortunately, after some initial damage, we used some wire fencing to enclose the bushes and they survived the winter and are doing fine now. You might recommend to buyers that they utilize some fencing to prevent rabbit damage.
June 30, 2018
over 3 years ago
I have the blueberry collection and have grown it in southern iowa very successfully. The are alive and productive. Plant in a raised bed, lots of organic matter and acidify it a year ahead of planting.
May 10, 2016
over 6 years ago
well they are still alive, but not very prolific and small berries,
May 11, 2016
over 6 years ago
Great for Coastal Maine
The Northern Highbush Blueberry plants are the perfect match for my other berries growing on North Haven Island off the Maine coast. Our weather is perfect for the plants with moisture and sun. Great buy, thanks.
May 18, 2016
over 6 years ago
Northern Highbush Blueberry Plant Collection
Good healthy plants. Survived the first zone 6 winter with no problem despite moderate exposure. Plenty of new growth now going into their first summer.
June 1, 2016
over 5 years ago
Northern Highbush Blueberries in Baltimore City
The two Bluecrop are about 18" tall, both producing leaves and new stems; one is producing flowers and berries. The two Jerseys are very small; 4" tall; one has leaves and new growth; the other is supple but not showing any new growth right now. The 4 plants have their own bed, prepared with acidic soil and fed with Meyers (local seed firm) blueberry food. Being patient and presuming that their companionship (different varieties) will eventually work. TY, LT, Baltimore City
May 10, 2017
over 5 years ago
Northern Highbush Blueberry Plant collection is doing well.
We have been growing highbush blueberries for over 30 years. In our collection of 44 highbush plants we have 8 varieties. Therefore, we enjoy fresh blueberries from July until October. I am able to freeze a portion of the produce. Our family loves them!
July 3, 2018
over 4 years ago
The Most Berries For Your Buck
This is my fourth set of plants. They produce large and medium fruit, June to September. We eat till we are Blue in the face and then freeze many quarts. Thanks Stark Brothers
May 17, 2016
over 6 years ago
Growing great
So far the plants are doing great. This is the second year and they have grown so much. They already have some blueberry blooms on them. Very healthy with lots of leaves. I would def. get them again.
May 15, 2016
over 5 years ago