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Blueberry cultivars

Plants available

Virus-free plants, container-grown in P9 liners (9cm pots), 2 litre pots and 4 litre pots.

Container-grown plants (supplied all year round subject to availability)
1 plant 2 plants 3-10 plants 10-49 plants 50-199 plants 200+ plants
Blueberry, named varieties, P9 container *
Blueberry, named varieties, 2l container
* Can be sent by post. Except for quantities of 50+, which can be shipped by pallet crate, the larger plants are for collection only


Blueberries Highbush (these are the tallest blueberries, typically growing to 1.6-2.0 m)

Spacing 1.2-1.5 m with 3.0-3.6m between rows (the more compact varieties can be planted closer together)


The most common variety, still providing the bulk of the global crop after half a century of dominance. Tall and vigorous with large fruit. Extremely reliable. Cropping late July to late August. Introduced 1941.
Available 2020/21

Bluejay is a vigorous upright maincrop variety, now being used to replace Bluecrop. It flowers relatively late so misses the frosts but fast maturing so fruiting approx 1-2 weeks earlier than Bluecrop. Good disease resistance so particularly suitable for organic cultivation. Recommended.  Available 2020/21

A new cultivar with exceptional fruit, introduced to cultivation in 1994. Vigorous upright shrub growing to 1.5m. The berries are tasty, firm and exceptionally big, the biggest among the blueberry cultivars, often over 2 cm across and weighing more than 2 grams. Yields are high, spread over 4-6 weeks. Somewhere susceptible to disease, requires good maintenance. Mid to late season. Suited to small commercial plantations especially those doing pick-your-own.

Upright shrub growing to 1.6 m. Medium sized berries, slightly acid, transports well. Yields up to 8kg per plant. Early season but late flowering so good for frost-prone sites.

Vigorous upright bush. Regular pruning beneficial. Fruit large, aromatic and rich flavoured. Main cropping period late August through to late September, but with some production well into October. Very
tough variety, highly tolerant of extreme weather conditions. Introduced 1965. Available 2020/21

Introduced to cultivation 1986. Spreading shrub growing to 1.6m, occasionally 1.8m. Performs best when regularly pruned. Clusters of medium sized fruit with good flavour, regular and high yields. Good shelf life and transportation qualities. Less tolerant of wet soils. Early to mid season. In spite of the early fruiting, the flowering period is relatively late, so a good choice for frost-prone sites. High disease resistance so suited to organic cultivation. Recommended. Available 2020/21

Very fast growing and robust cultivar. Berries large and aromatic. Performs well in poor conditions. Fruiting late July to the end of August. Introduced 1971.

Very vigorous cultivar growing to 2 metres. Berries medium to large with excellent flavour - one of the tastiest cultivars. Fruiting mid July to mid August. Introduced 1993.

Introduced to cultivation 1988. Grows into relatively dense shrub up to 1.6 m high. Big fruits, aromatic and very tasty. Yields up to 6kg per plant. Ripe fruit holds on plants (does not drop off). Transports well. Late season (mid August onwards). Available 2020/21

Ozark Blue                               
Dense bushy cultivar growing to 1.6 metres.. Berries large and sweet. Good disease resistance. Fruiting mid July to mid August. Introduced 1996.

Vigorous but smaller cultivar allegedly tolerant of wet and heavy soils (unconfirmed). Large fruit with excellent flavour. Ornamental flowers and autumn foliage. Early variety - mid July to early August. Introduced 1976.

Vigorous cultivar from New Zealand. Recommended by some authorities for its tolerance of higher pH (lesser acidity) . Early variety - mid July to early August. Introduced 1988.
Available 2020/21

Productive and disease resistant cultivar cloned directly from a wild selection, 1911. Fruits late August to early September. Attractive red foliage in autumn. Fruit ripens best on a warm sunny site.
Available 2020/21

High yielding with large and well flavoured fruit. 1977.Late flowering, early ripening, requires a warm sheltered site to do well.
Available 2020/21

High yielding early variety. Small to medium sized fruit, well flavoured.
Available 2020/21

Introduced to cultivation 1987. Upright shrub growing to 2 m. The tallest of the selection offered here, suitable for more sheltered sites. Very attractive pink flower buds opening into pure white flowers. Produces clusters of large firm berries with good flavour. Yields up to 7.5kg per plant. Cropping mid season, same as Bluecrop (which it is now replacing) but more concentrated cropping period. Available 2020/21