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Pink Lemonade Blueberry

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A stunning ornamental that bears delicious blueberries. This unique berry matures to a bright pink color and offers a flavorful treat. The plant produces showy pink flowers in spring and gold and orange foliage in fall. Mid- to late-season. Developed in 1996. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late July to early August. Self-pollinating.

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Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Pink
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late July To Early August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Sweet, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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 - 5' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 4 - 5' 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
I have eaten them before and they are so good.
Carolyn W J on Jan 23, 2021
My grandkids love blueberries. So I wanted to give them something different.
Nancy F on Jan 12, 2021
I have eaten them before and they are so good.
Carolyn W J on Jan 23, 2021
Would like to try something New in my garden.
Natalie L on Jan 14, 2021
My grandkids love blueberries. So I wanted to give them something different.
Nancy F on Jan 12, 2021
Unique color, good reviews, fun name!
Stephanie P on Jan 12, 2021
Sounds delicious. And the leaves are just as pretty as the fruit.
Nana's Garden on Nov 30, 2020
Try something new
Wayne H on Oct 23, 2020
Good fruit, I love it make great drink!
Lawrence B on Sep 28, 2020
I've never SEEN this variety before! I have a pink house, pink kitchen and pastel potager backyard oasis. These are a WONDERFUL addition!
Shannon Y on Aug 26, 2020
Pink Lemonade Blueberry. The name speaks for itself and why I chose this. Just got to see it and try the fruit.
Carol M on Aug 22, 2020
There so different then regular blueberry
Thomas H on Aug 7, 2020
Unique color and it sounded different.
Erna A on Jul 25, 2020
to try a different kind of berry.
Never try it before
Domingo S on Jul 25, 2020
Add color to my deck
Enrico S on Jul 22, 2020
Ate some from my Brother's bush. They are delicious & store well.
Carolyn W J on Jul 15, 2020
My husband picked these and I???m excited to see what they will taste like. I???ve never had a pink lemonade blueberry
Marquita T. on Jun 30, 2020
Great review from The Beginner's Garden by Jill McSheehy.
Craig M on Jun 21, 2020
Was recommended by a You Tuber, James Prigionni, as a companion and as a very flavorful and prolific grower.
Paula D on Jun 5, 2020
The pretty red berries
Laura B on Jun 1, 2020
They look tasty
John D on May 26, 2020
Chosen because of taste and color description.
Veronica M on May 26, 2020
Good price and excellent customer service reviews on Dave's Garden website
Br Benedict Joseph M on May 25, 2020
Beautiful, easy to grow and sooo good
Tracey N on May 14, 2020
We lost two of our four from last year so I???m replacing them. I hope these two will survive. I think they will be so pretty when we start getting fruit.
L I on May 2, 2020
Leon M on May 1, 2020
I thought it was interesting that a "blueberry" wasn't blue and I also needed a blueberry plant to place near my other blueberry bush for cross pollination, which I understand will increase the yield of both plants.
Roger E on Mar 4, 2020
Customer ratings and reviews and unique color.
Michele L on Feb 9, 2020
It seems different and attractive with tart pink berries. Hopefully will live up to the name, has highly recommended reviews.
Daphne A on Feb 3, 2020
Pink fruit.
Terri V on Dec 16, 2019
All the reviews say they taste great and the description sounded lovely too.
Amy R on Nov 16, 2019
Colorful and colors indicate different organic compounds which have different health benefits.
Stanley M on Oct 25, 2019
Something new to try,
Michelle S on Oct 11, 2019
for fun and to get shipping discount
Barbara F on Oct 1, 2019
David O N on Jul 7, 2019
Victoria M on May 3, 2019
Cold hardy and ornamental
Tara W on Apr 25, 2019
it's unique
Delton G on Mar 28, 2019
I heard is better than blueberry, plus its unique.
Uriel M on Mar 14, 2019
For the contrast with my other blue berries and after reading the reviews, interested in their taste.
Danica F on Mar 9, 2019
Alice S on Oct 27, 2018
Really want to try these!
Andrea G on Sep 30, 2018
Flavor and looks. I saw these on a visit to your Louisiana, MO nursery. Reading varietal info online confirmed my initial impression
EDWARD W on Jul 30, 2018
Taste described on pink lemonade blueberry was different from the standard blueberry.
JOSHUA N on Jul 26, 2018
This is my second Pink Lemonade blueberry. It replaces one that didn't thrive in the hot Texas heat. I'm going to relocate the huge pot I put it in so it is shaded from the west afternoon sun to see if that works better. Blueberries grow in Texas, plus I have special soil to grow it in, so I am determined!!
CAROL F on Jul 8, 2018
I enjoy the color of the foliage,
The flavor of the Pink Lemonade Blueberry is unique and very delicious.
Michael S on Jul 6, 2018
The harvest time will flow well into August. I have another plant (Northblue blueberry) with the harvest time in mid July. I want fruit all year!
Elizabeth P. on Jul 5, 2018
I heard the taste is tropical
Ronald R on Apr 21, 2018
Amidst a sea of blue, pink seemed amusing, & they taste good also.
nathan s. on Nov 1, 2017
Its PINK! Who wouldn't want this?
VICKY M on Jul 18, 2017
It seemed colourful throughout the year
Samantha S on May 7, 2017
Very unique looking and being that it is supposedly sweeter than standard blueberries.
Sheri V on Jan 26, 2017
Would like to try something New in my garden.
Natalie L on Jan 14, 2021
Unique color, good reviews, fun name!
Stephanie P on Jan 12, 2021
I want to plant 'Pink Lemonade' and see it is self pollinating. Will it also serve as a pollinator for other varieties such as Patriot?
christine on Mar 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is able to pollinate itself as well as other blueberry plants.
What are the pros/cons between 4" pot and 1 gallon container, especially with regard to time to bear fruit?
Debby on Apr 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The 1 gallon has a better chance to survive and it will bare fruit usually in the 1st year. Larry.
Will the one gallon size pink lemonade blueberry plants produce quicker than the ones in the 4 inch pot?
Michelle H on Feb 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the plant in the gallon pot will produce berries the first year, and then a lot the second year - a year ahead of the plant in the 4" pot.
Is this a GMO?
Eli D on Jul 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: None of our trees, plants or seeds are GMO.
Hi, I see that you can use this bush as an added pollinator. Will it change the taste of the berries if it cross pollinates with other berries?
Kelly L on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The only time cross-pollination affects the flavor of edibles is if you harvest the seed from this year's crop and plant it next year, but that doesn't apply here. So the simple answer is no, using another variety to pollinate a blueberry bush will not affect the flavor, only the yield, which will be bigger.
Can I transfer these plants into the ground or do I have to keep them in containers?
Cassandra B on Feb 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: yes, you can transfer them into the ground. As far as I can tell they don???t spread like raspberries (new shoots everywhere) They slowly grow more shoots from the base. If you do keep them in containers, I???ve found that the half whiskey barrel pots work well to start. It gives plenty of space for the roots.
My soil is clay and alkaline. I've always planted blueberries in pots to avoid soil pitfalls. Is it better to plant in pots instead of alkaline soils or will heavy mulching counteract?
maria r on Oct 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Soil pH takes time to alter, but can also vary greatly from one patch of soil to the next. There are tons of benefits to having blueberries in the ground instead of pots (unless the variety is specifically bred for pots), so if you want to make the shift towards ground planting I would suggest starting to shift the pH with slow-release minerals ASAP, put more into the planting hole at transplant, and side dress the plants where you want the roots to grow after establishment. Granted, you should test the pH at each step along the way to ensure you???re not going overboard with lowering the pH. In biologically active soils, plants have the means to secret enzymes to attract the microorganisms that will help to transform the soil to their preferred conditions, but it helps to give them a head start using organic rock supplements and biological inoculation via good finished compost.
In terms of amendments, elemental sulfur, diluted vinegar, and coffee grounds are some things that can work wonders to lower soil pH.
Can you eat the fruit?
Sue M on Apr 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's just a different kind of blueberry. They're delicious, I have one at home. :-)
Does this plant do well in containers?
Brittany M on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Brittany, Both of my pink blueberry's are in large flower pots and doing great. They do get large, so pick a pot with that in mind.
Can these be planted indoors with an area with plenty of sun?
Melissa on May 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: anything's possible give it a try big enough pot eventually it might get root bound not sure if you need two of them for pollination
how soon do you get berry's?
Craig on May 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You will get a few berries the first year, and many more the second/third years.
does pink blueberry grow in container?
aziz g on Mar 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will grow very well in a container. Just make sure the soil pH is between 4.5 and 5.0.
What kind of blueberry is this for cross pollination (read that it is probably a rabbiteye elsewhere)?
Jeremy D on Jan 5, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Blueberry 'Pink Lemonade' is a rabbiteye blueberry; this type is more compact. blueberries are self pollinating, however planting more than 1 variety will result in a larger crop yield.
What is the pollinating partner for the pink lemonade blueberry ?
TifTif on Oct 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Blueberries are self pollinating and do not require another variety to bear fruit. However planting a second variety will increase your crop yield.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can the pink lemonade blueberry plant be taken care of and grown in doors?
TifTif on Oct 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You can grow almost anything in a container! This excellent article will answer your questions and provide good advice. Please see "Growing Fruit Trees in Containers" //
Is there a possibility of buying seeds. We are NZ based and cannot import the plants?
Mitchell G on Oct 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, at this time we cannot ship products outside the United States, or to Hawaii.
How old are the plants at shipping time?
Sherri K on Oct 26, 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.
What other varieties are best for cross pollination? I know that it is self-fertile but I want to know the best pollinators so I can get a bigger crop.
TheShadyGarden on Aug 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. There are no pollination charts for blueberries since they are self fertile. We recommend planting any other variety for pollination and larger crop yield.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Are these organic?
paul p on Jul 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. No these are not organic.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is there a filter option that will only show me items that are allowed to be shipped to my state (Oregon)? I keep getting disappointed ??????. Thanks.
Tammy S on Jul 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you enter your ZIP code at the following link and we'll be able to display the popular products that are available and rated for your location: // Also look for check marked varieties as you shop to ensure compatibility with your zone. If you have more questions regarding zone compatibility, please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and they would be glad to help.

If you type your zip code into the box in the "Zone Compatability" section above, a checkmark will appear if the product on this page will grow well in your location.
Do you have white blueberries as well?
Steve K on Jun 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Unfortunately No we do not sell the white variety at this time.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is it possible to purchase seeds?
Steve K on Jun 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. No we do not offer the seeds only the potted plants.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Will you be getting any 1 gallon Pink Lemonade any time soon?
RYAN M on Mar 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Not a chance
How many chill hours does the pink lemonade blueberries need?
Ann H on Jun 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: These are rabbiteye blueberries, made for warmer climates. They only require 300-600 chill hours.
What color are they when ripe? I have pink and blue fruit on it.
Cindy G on Jul 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The pink ones are ripe. :-) Delicious.
what size pot should I plant the Pink Lemonade blueberry in ?
Daniel M on Jun 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can start with a 10" and repot when the roots reach the edges of the pot.
Is this variety able to handle hot summers? I live just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah and the summers here are FULL SUN and hot, 90s and occasionally 100 plus.
Carl H on Dec 6, 2020
can moths or any flying insects destroy these pink lemonade blueberry bushes?
just wanted to know before I purchase them.
Lee B on Aug 31, 2020

Customer Reviews

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I started out with 2 plants and after tasting the 1st crops berries, I am hooked on the pinks! I find them more flavorful than the blues and they are very sweet. I ordered 8 more plants, sending 2 off to the little grand kids for their garden, keeping 6 for myself. I know when the grand kid visit they will be picking my berries.
March 6, 2016
over 5 years ago
Pink Lemonade Perfection
Out of the 10+ varieties of blueberries i grow, Pink Lemonade blueberries have the best flavor. They seem to have a sweet blueberry taste with a hint of kiwi. They are great! These easy-to-grow bushes have a dense willow leaf appearance and turn a brilliant pink in the fall. Berries are white, pink, or mixed white and pink. They are ripe when they lose any hint of green. I highly recommend Pink Lemonade blueberries. The FuNNy FarM
June 3, 2016
over 6 years ago
do not freeze well
These are very tasty, grow quickly and are easy to care for. Much sweeter than regular blueberries. But you cannot freeze them. The skin does not hold up so you wind up with a bowl of tasty mush. I would recommend these to anyone. I did not care for them only because of the freezing issue. I gave them to some one who loved them.
August 26, 2017
over 4 years ago
Hardier than other blues.
This plant arrives as a PLANT, not a freeze-dried looking root ball, like I've gotten elsewhere. I over watered all my plants that spring, but it survived and grew well anyway. It doesn't taste much different from regular blueberries, but I am extremely pleased.
Robin in NE Texas (Zone 8b)
May 10, 2017
over 4 years ago
Happy Camper
I sell blueberries, and have wanted some new additions. I've had these plants about a year now and I'm pleased with their progress. Excited about these new plants!
May 20, 2016
over 6 years ago
Neat Berry
This will be the first full season with them in the ground. They spent last summer in bigger pots healed into a nursery garden. They doubled in size and produced a few berries. Nice berries. Medium size, sweet. I look forward to cooking up a pink pie and some pink preserves.

Set them out at the end of winter in a new berry bed with a dozen other blueberries from Stark, bought and nursed in the same batch. Three of each variety for good pollination and a buffer for attrition. This is our third large berry bed. Can't have enough blueberries.

The Pink Lemonade was a much earlier starter, pushing out leaves and blooms 2 weeks earlier than the blue varieties. We are on the Ozark Plateau, zone 6 surrounded by 7. 1200' amsl.
May 6, 2017
over 5 years ago
Doing well growing nicely
My Pink Lemonade Blueberries are doing well. I got them Jellybean and Summer Sunset Blueberries to pollinate them. I did not allow them to produce berries this year and may not next year. The important thing is to plant them well in plenty of good soil with peat moss and compost (the ph has to be low). I only used cottonseed meal 6-1-1 to start them off. They are pretty just as a bush, but will love to see and taste their fruit.
June 14, 2016
over 4 years ago
Pink Lemonade
The plants were extremely small so at least another 1-2 years before harvest most likely. I thought for the price it was not very much value.
May 21, 2016
over 5 years ago
Growing very well
I have had this through two winters and it is growing nicely. This is the first time it has a couple of flowers on it. I cannot wait to taste the berries.
May 17, 2017
over 5 years ago
Can't wait to see.
This is the second year for this blueberry bush. I am expecting a nice yield.
The bush is healthy and strong so I know it will do well. I can't wait to see the yield
I get this year.
May 9, 2016
over 6 years ago