Blueberry Blue Ray

Blueberry Blue Ray, Vaccinium corymbosum, High Bush Blueberry
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Blueberry Blue Ray produces big, juicy early blueberries. This one is dependably hardy in cold regions. (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Zones 4 - 7
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 4-5' tall, 36-48" wide
Bloom Time Harvest in July and August
Size Package of 1 - 2 years old - 12-18" tall

This is a home garden favorite with large deep blue berries that matures a few days earlier than Blue Crop.

With Blueberry Blue Ray in your garden, you'll be in good company; its one of the most popular home blueberries throughout the northeast and midwest. The four to six-foot bushes are famous for heavy crops and dependable winter hardiness.

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. <br>5. Extremely hardy plants, once establishes will produce a crop for many years.

HARVEST TIME: Early to mid season

HABIT: Small ornamental shrub that produces a high yield of large aromatic sweet fruit.

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.

Common Name High Bush Blueberry
Botanical Name Vaccinium corymbosum
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 4-5' tall
Estimated Mature Spread 36-48" wide
Bloom Time Harvest in July and August
Planting Depth Keep the top of the root ball even with soil surface.
Ships As Bare Root
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Native, Edible
Prohibited In Oregon
Edible? Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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growing well, no fruit this year


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      Comments about American Meadows Blueberry Blue Ray:

      Did not expect fruit this year and did not get any.

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      Blossom buds the second year


      from Lebanon, IN

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        Comments about American Meadows Blueberry Blue Ray:

        I ordered last year and they took off and grew well all summer. This spring they already have blossom buds and look ready to bloom. I would anticipate a small crop this summer.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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