Said by some to have the largest blueberries of them all, Berkeley is famous for its beautiful white flowers which are tinged with pink, and berries in pale powder blue.
Choose a spot in the garden with good drainage in full sun to partial shade. Blueberries are high in anti-oxidants and good for your health.
1. Space plants 4 feet apart in rows that are 10 feet apart. Dig a hole two times the width of the root ball in good loose garden soil with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5 amending if necessary.
2. Remove the plant from packaging and lightly loosen the bottom of the root ball to release the roots as you set it in place in the hole.
3. Keep the top of the root ball even with soil surface and fill in around the roots. Lightly tamp dirt around your newly planted blueberry.
4. Water well and add additional soil if necessary and water again.
5. Extremely hardy plants, once establishes will produce a crop for many years.
HARVEST TIME: Mid to late season
HABIT: Small ornamental shrub that produces a high yield of large fruit with excellent color, firmness & flavor.
USAGE: Fresh eating, jams and jellies, freezes well and baking.
PLANTING TIPS: Annual pruning to remove the small branches near the base of the plant and any dead or injured branches is recommended. This promotes and upright vigorous bush producing larger berries that tend to ripen faster.