'Northblue' is a Vaccinium variety in the Vaccinium genus with a scientific name of Vaccinium.
The large fruit is dark blue, with an excellent blueberry flavor and is great for fresh eating. Ripens in late July. The glossy dark green leaves turn a deep bright red in fall. Prefers an acidic soil for best plant health and fruit production.
Northblue is a half-high variety, a hybrid of the highbush and lowbush, V. corymbosum and V. angustifolium, to get good qualities from both.Typically, Northblue has a Perennial lifecycle, so it tends to grow and mature over the course of three years or more. Normally reaching to a mature height of 3.80 feet (1.17 metres), Northblue grows with a shrub-like growth habit.
Northblue Vaccinium needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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How to grow Vaccinium 'Northblue'
Water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Use acid type fertilizer.A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Northblue is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ideally plant in loamy, chalky or clay soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 4.5 and 6.5 as Northblue likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.
Growing Northblue from seed
1. This plant prefers good drainage and acidic soil. Adding peat moss can create an acid soil.
2. Dig hole one and a half times wider than the container.
3. Remove plant; roughen sides and bottom of root ball.
4. Center root ball in hole, keeping plant vertical and top of root ball level with nearby soil.
5. Mix peat moss with soil; back fill the hole; tamp down.
6. Water thoroughly. Refill soil if needed; water again.
7. Add 3" of mulch around plant, keep away from stem.
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