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Mamabluestem's Vaccinium 'Duke' blueberry x 1 Harvesting

Plant: Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) | Variety: Duke

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Duke blueberry bush is an easy to grow early ripening northern highbush blueberry variety. Acid soil, excellent for canning

MATURE SIZE: 4 feet tall x 6 feet wide
FLAVOR: sweet, full blueberry flavor
FRUIT SIZE: Medium, firm, light blue
USE FOR: baking, eating fresh
USDA HARDINESS ZONE: 4 – 8
FALL COLOR: orange, burnt-yellow
BLUEBERRY TYPE: Northern highbush
POLLINATION: plant with another blueberry variety for crop production

Duke blueberry is a heavy, consistent producer with an attractive, firm, light blue high quality berry. Duke blooms late but ripens early, which protects the blossoms from spring frosts. At our nursery we plant Duke Blueberry with Jersey Blueberry which is a cold hardy blueberry that produces a late season crop. Branches may droop to the ground when laden with fruit, prompting many gardeners to use a simple trellis as support. Lovely orange and burnt-yellow fall color.

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