Spartan Blueberry Plant

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About Spartan Blueberry Plants

A very cold-hardy plant that produces huge berries! Spartan is a popular highbush variety of blueberry plant known for its sweet, juicy and flavorful berries. This vigorous cultivar was first introduced in 1976 by the USDA in Beltsville, Maryland.

One of the notable features of Spartan blueberry plants is their early fruiting period. They typically start producing fruit in mid-season, around mid to late July. The berries are large in size and have a deep blue color with a light blue-gray bloom.

The fruit has a firm texture and a deliciously sweet flavor that makes them popular for fresh eating, baking, and canning. In terms of nutritional value, Spartan blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. They are also low in calories and sugar, making them a healthy addition to any diet.

How to Grow Spartan Blueberries

Spartan blueberry plants are easy to care for and are known for their hardiness and disease resistance. Their beautiful foliage and fall colors make them a lovely landscape accent. They can even be grown in containers.

Blueberry plants thrive in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter and requires a pH between 4.5 to 5.5. They prefer full sun but can also tolerate partial shade. Regular pruning and thinning of the bush are essential to ensure proper air circulation and fruit production. Spartan is a self-fertile shrub, but you’ll get a much larger harvest when planting another highbush blueberry. That just means more fruit for you and the wildlife!

Overall, Spartan blueberry plants are an excellent choice for home gardeners and commercial growers alike. With their high yield, early fruiting period, and large sweet berries, they are sure to be a hit with blueberry lovers everywhere.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 4 - 7

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 5 - 6' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 4 - 5' apart to ensure room for growth.

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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


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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