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Blueberry ‘Duke’ 2 YR

‘Duke’ blueberry is very firm and retains its fresh quality longer than most other varieties.  It blooms late but ripens early, protecting blossoms from late frosts.  It’s a heavy, consistent producer with upright branches.  Blueberries are naturally high in antioxidants!  ‘Duke’ blueberries are excellent in pies and make delicious jams and preserves.  Best of all, bake your own blueberry muffins!  Like all blueberries, it must have moist, acidic soil to flourish.  Even without the bonus of delicious berries, it makes an attractive deciduous shrub with white flowers in spring and striking autumn colors.

Blueberries are considered a beautiful productive hedge with spring flowering on dark green foliage, delicious fruit in summer, and fiery red foliage for autumn color.

Set plants out as early as possible in the spring. Prune branches back about 1/2 their length at planting time with no further pruning required the next 3 years. Prune annually thereafter during the dormant period.

(This is size 2 YR product and is sold 10 plants per unit.)

Availability

# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
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BU1212YRBAG Blueberry 'Duke' 2 YR 10 out of stock $55.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Vaccinium corymbosum 'Duke'
Cultivator Type Highbush
Common Name Blueberry 'Duke'
Size 2 YR
Height 4-6'
Spacing 5-8'
Hardiness 5-7
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Foliage Green
Fruit Light-blue berries
Harvest Midsummer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries prefer an acid soil. In alkaline soil, add ammonium sulfate for best results. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. When planting, add generous amounts of peat but no fertilizer. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash, bonemeal and top-dress with compost.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. You can protect fruit from birds with netting.