Blueberries - Knowledgebase Question

Bowling Green, Ke
Question by ttm97
March 25, 2010
I am considering planting a blueberry bush. I have been told that you have to plant 2 in order for them to ploinate and produce berries. Is that true? What would be the best type to get? We will just use them to eat. We are not making jams or jellies. Thank you!


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Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010

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Highbush (northern) Vaccinium corymbosum L. blueberries will do best in Kentucky. It's true, you need two different cultivars in order to produce berries. For example, 'Duke' and 'Spartan' are good early-season cultivars.
'Ozarkblue', 'Sierra', 'Toro', and 'Bluecrop' are good mid-season cultivars, while 'Nelson', 'Darrow', and 'Elliott' are good late-season cultivars.

Choose two that are both either early, mid or late season cultivars so that they flower at the same time.

Enjoy!

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