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Duke Blueberry Bushes for Sale Online
Duke Blueberry Bush is the leading early-ripening Northern Highbush variety. It is known for its high yields of uniformly-sized blueberries that are sweet and delicious.
The attractive fruit is medium-to-large, light blue, and slightly tart. Berries are very firm and retain their quality better than most other varieties. Maintaining the plant vigor of the Duke Blueberry bush can be a challenge over a long period, but it is well worth the effort.
Bluecrop Blueberry is best grown in acidic (pH of 4.8 to 5.2), organically rich, medium-to-wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Shallow, fibrous roots need constant moisture and good drainage. Bluecrop Blueberry also appreciates good organic mulch.
Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross-pollination produces the best fruit crop (larger berries and yields). Therefore, planting more than one variety that will bloom simultaneously is best.
Although often planted solely for the fruit crop, this versatile flowering shrub also has excellent ornamental value! These shrubs are very effective when planted in shrub borders or as part of less formal shrub plantings. It is particularly effective with rhododendrons and azaleas, which share similar acidic soil requirements. Duke Blueberry shrubs also make an excellent hedge with the added benefits of summer fruit, which can be harvested or left for the birds.
|Full Sun to Part Shade
|Prefers medium to wet soil
|High bush variety, Large sweet berries, vigorous large plants