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misskittin's Blueberry "Sunshine Blue" x 1 Dying

Plant: Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) | Variety: Sunshine Blue

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This was an impulse purchase, spurred by the knowledge that my fledgeling
Berry Garden is rather lacking, given the complete and utter failure
of my Raspberry and Loganberry to establish

It’s a very dwarf variety, heavy cropping, with reddish foliage in Autumn

The flowers are gorgeous! A sort of rosy red… And there are absolutely masses of them!

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Planting Data

Plant
Highbush blueberry (723)
Variety
Sunshine Blue (59)

Purchased from Hilltops Nursery

misskittin's Blueberry "Sunshine Blue" Care Instructions

Highbush blueberry 'Sunshine Blue' normally grows to a mature height of 91.0 cm (that's 2.96 feet imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Your garden is in dappled sun light: Highbush blueberry 'Sunshine Blue' likes a position of full sun.

Remember to water often.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (9) is not within the ideal known range for Highbush blueberry 'Sunshine Blue'. The recommended range is between Zone 5 and 8. You may have to reassess this planting for suitability in your garden.

Highbush blueberry 'Sunshine Blue' requires a soil ph of 4.8 - 5.2 meaning it does best in acidic soil.

More information about Blueberry "Sunshine Blue" is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Blueberry "Sunshine Blue" Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Harvest Tally

7.0 handful

Milestones

  • 25 Apr 2014
    Dying

    Dying day 1112

    Possibly… A very unhappy looking plant. Have put some “Camellia Fertiliser” on it, in desperation

  • 10 Aug 2012
    Ripening

    Ripening day 489

  • 18 May 2012
    Setting Fruit

    Setting Fruit day 405

  • 13 Apr 2012
    Flowering

    Flowering day 370

  • 30 Sep 2011
    Repotted

    Repotted day 174

    Into a Big Blue Glazed Pot

  • 24 Sep 2011
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 168

    A final (small) handful… And it desperately needs potting on

    1.0 x handful

  • 01 Sep 2011
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 145

    2.0 x handful

  • 27 Aug 2011
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 140

    2.0 x handful

  • 21 Aug 2011
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 134

    1.0 x handful

  • 18 Aug 2011
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 131

    So much nicer than the supermarket ones… Altogether tarter/more interesting

    1.0 x handful

  • 15 Jul 2011
    Ripening

    Ripening day 97

  • 08 May 2011
    Setting Fruit

    Setting Fruit day 29

  • 06 May 2011
    Potting Up

    Potting Up day 27

  • 23 Apr 2011
    Flowering

    Flowering day 14

  • 09 Apr 2011
    Purchased

    Purchased day 0

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