Blueberry plants for Zone 4

We have stopped all retail sales but the information contained in this article is still relevant for our area.

We have listed most of the varieties of blueberry plants that we sell at Ramona’s Garden. It is our commitment to mostly sell blueberry plants that are not protected by patent or other licensing, we do sell cross pollinated and/or tissue cultured berry plants.  Some of the varieties we have been asked about we have listed and explained their propagation and listed the parent blueberry plants which in most instances we do sell.

Most of the time when we’re making the decision on what blueberry plants to purchase from our local growers (Idaho, Montana & Washington) we look for plants release by the USDA or other blueberry plants that don’t hold any restrictions. Theoretically, by law, even the home gardener is restricted from sharing or propagating

Blueberry - blossom
Blueberry – blossom

blueberry plants, or other plants, that have a patent or license on them. To sell blueberry, or other plant material, with such licensing requires the reseller to pay a royalty fee on the blueberry plants which are owned by the licensor. Didn’t know you were going to get a tiny law lesson too, did ya?

Okay, so onto the listing of blueberry plants this brought you here in the first place. We look forward to seeing you here at Ramona’s Garden. If you have any questions about the blueberry plants or other plants we sell feel free to email, call or text. It might take me a few to get back to ya but I will!
Ciao!

Ramona

Cultivar seasonal fruiting times ~ Mid July through September

Early Season blueberry plants

Duke: Early. Known to be reliable and productive, this very popular variety produces plentiful crops of large, firm, tangy but sweet, powder-blue fruit. When mature, one bush can produce up to 20 pounds of berries! One of the leading commercial varieties. Grows 5-6 feet tall.

Earliblue: Very early. Large, light blue fruit with excellent flavor is among the first to ripen. This tall, erect shrub grows 5-6’ tall with bright red stems and large, glossy green leaves.

North Country: Early to mid season. This variety has a compact growth habit reaching to about 2 feet high and 3 feet wide with dark green foliage. Produces medium sized fruit with an appealing sweet, “wild” blueberry flavor.

Patriot: Early. This low growing, spreading bush reaches about 4 feet tall and produces between 10 and 20 pounds of large, dark blue, highly flavored berries at maturity. Performs well in many soil types including wetter soils.

Spartan: Early. Spartan is one of the most attractive, easy to pick and best flavored blueberry varieties for home growers. The large berries are tangy sweet in taste. Upright grower 4’-5’

Mid-Season blueberry plants

Bluecrop: Mid season. Bluecrop is perhaps the most widely planted variety in the U.S. A reliable producer of large high quality fruit of classic sweet blueberry flavor. 4-6’ tall, upright open habit.

Blueray: Midseason. An old favorite. This variety is a heavy producer of

high quality large, powder blue berries that have an outstanding dessert flavor. Performs well in areas with hot summers and very cold winters. Stunning rosy pink flowers fade to a bright white in full bloom. This upright and open growing bush can reach 5 feet.

Chandler: Mid to late season. Delicious cherry-sized berries ripen over a period of six weeks. Not only is the fruit enormous, but it has delicious flavor to boot. The vigorous shrub has a slightly spreading habit, growing to 5-6’ tall, spreading slightly wider. Large glossy green leaves turn orange and yellow in the fall. Particular about soil types, Chandler requires well drained sandy loam with lots of organic matter.

Toro: Midseason. Outstanding ornamental bush, producing full, heavy clusters of giant, sky blue berries of sweet blueberry flavor. The flowers turn from hot pink to bright white, contrasting with the bronze colored spring foliage. Deep green summer foliage turns to blazing red in the fall. Upright 4’5’ tall.

Legacy: Late. Vigorous, evergreen shrub reaching 6 feet tall and spreading a bit wider. This variety is referred to as the ‘Gold Bush’ due to its heavy production. The berries are medium-large, light blue with an excellent robust flavor.

Liberty:  A cross between Brigitta X Elliot, displaying the best characteristics of both. This variety is protected by Plant Variety Rights within the EU and Hargreaves Plants’ license allows marketing throughout Greater Europe. We don’t sell the Liberty blueberry but we do sell the Elliot and Brigitta

Rubel: Mid-Late. A true wild Highbush blueberry, Rubel has remained popular since early 1900’s due to its full-flavored small berries that are perfect for baking and pies. Rubel is one of the highest antioxidant levels of all blueberries. Very cold hardy and a consistent bearer. Upright grower 4’-5’.

Late Season blueberry plants

Jersey: Late season. The plump medium blue fruit is large, sweet and juicy. A great variety for both fresh eating and freezing, its nickname is Baker’s Favorite. One of the oldest and most dependable varieties, the shrub grows upright to 6’+ and is a long lived productive addition to the landscape. Orange-red flame fall foliage.

Darrow: Late. This variety produces one of the largest blueberries of all, with some actually reaching half-dollar size! The slightly flat, light blue fruit has a delightful robust flavor to go with its robust size. Little surprise that the bush is vigorous as well, reaching 5-6’ tall, and 4’ wide. Good red orange fall colored leaves.

Brigitta: Late. Fresh from Australia. This variety yields one of the highest quality berries available. The large, light blue berries are perfectly balanced between sweet, yet slightly tart flavor with a firm, crisp texture. Brigitta blueberries store well, maintaining their texture and flavor for over a month in the refrigerator. The slightly spreading bush is a fast grower to 4-5’ tall, with deep green foliage and bronze tinted new growth.

Berkley: Very Late. New variety, one of the latest ripening. Selected for its large berry and improved sweet-tangy flavor this variety will extend your harvest well into September! A little more spreading than erect, 5-6’ tall.

Elliott: Very Late. Enjoy fresh berries clear through September! This variety yields sky blue berries which can be quite tart unless picked fully ripe. Bright burgundy colored stems accent the gray-green foliage. The late bloom period and heavy bud set warrants extra pruning but will assure gardeners bountiful crops of larger fruit.

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