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.
This planting is in the Witmer Walk garden.
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Highbush blueberry 'Duke' 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 has full sun light which is ideal for Highbush blueberry 'Duke'.
Remember to water often.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (5b) is within the ideal range for Highbush blueberry 'Duke'. The recommended range is between Zone 5 and 8.
Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 4.8 and 5.2 as Highbush blueberry 'Duke' likes to be in acidic soil.
More information about Vaccinium 'Duke' blueberry is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Vaccinium 'Duke' blueberry Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.