Blueberries in general have been a qualified success for me. Despite planting them in peat for high acid, they haven’t developed as bushy nor borne as heavily as I’d hoped. Of all the varieties I grow, Darrow is the most prolific and has the largest highest quality berries.
A friend in Emeryville closer to the Bay than I am has grown some monster-sized blueberry bushes. I think she’s used even more peat than I have and that there’s something about the amount of sunlight/shade, etc. that’s working better for her. OTOH, it may be the cultivars she’s growing.
This planting is in the Berkeley Microclimate Successes garden .
Purchased from Regan Nursery
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Highbush blueberry 'Darrow' normally reaches to a mature height of 2.96 feet [imperial: 91.0 cm] so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Your garden is in don't know light: Highbush blueberry 'Darrow' enjoys a full sun position, so make adjustments where necessary.
Remember to water often.
Ensure your soil has a ph of between 4.8 and 5.2 as Highbush blueberry 'Darrow' is a acidic soil loving plant.
More information about Highbush Blueberry 'Darrow' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Highbush Blueberry 'Darrow' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
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