Blueberry ,Highbush Blueberry Seeds, Vaccinium Myrtillus, Perennial shrub
Blueberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus) - berries are very sweet.Delicious fruit is high in antioxidants!
You do not have to start your blueberries from cuttings or nursery shrubs. For the patient gardener, though, growing blueberry shrubs from seed can give you excellent results. Just give it time, enough sun and acidic soil and you will have some wonderful blueberry plants out your front door.
Blueberry plants will start producing berries when about 2 years old, but will not mature and offer maximum berry yield until they are about seven years old. In order for blueberry plants to produce berries the soil pH needs to be between 4.5 - 5.0. Soils not within the range of pH acceptability for blueberry plant growth must be prepared before planting. If the pH is too high, the growth of the plant is slowed and the foliage turns yellow. Blueberries require adequate water, especially the first year that they are planted, to properly establish a good root system. During the growing season, blueberry plants typically require 1 inch of water per week.
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 12 inches
Bloom Season: April - June
Bloom Color: Green
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Acidic pH 4.5 - 5.0, well drained soils, avoid lime
Temperature: Sow at 64-71F for 2-4 wks, move to 24-39F for 4-6 wks, move to 41-53F for germination
Average Germ Time: 8 - 12 weeks
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/8 - 1/4 inch maximum
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 48 - 72 inches