Blueberry Seeds - Northern Highbush
Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 60 - 96 inches
Bloom Season: June
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Acidic pH 4.5 - 5.0, well drained soils, avoid lim
Blueberry Northern Highbush Mixed Variety (Vaccinium corymbosum) - You do not have to start your blueberries from cuttings or nursery shrubs. For the patient gardener, though, growing blueberry shrubs from seed can give you excellent results. Just give it time, enough sun and acidic soil and you will have some wonderful blueberry plants out your front door.
Grow your own berries
For the patient gardener, though, growing blueberry shrubs from seed can give you excellent results. Just give it time, enough sun and acidic soil and you will have some wonderful blueberry plants out your front door.
Blueberries | grow from seed
How to grow
Blueberry plants will start producing berries when about 2 years old. In order for blueberry plants to produce berries the soil pH needs to be between 4.5 - 5.0. Soils not within the range of pH acceptability for blueberry plant growth must be prepared before planting. If the pH is too high, the growth of the plant is slowed and the foliage turns yellow. Blueberries require adequate water, especially the first year that they are planted, to properly establish a good root system.
- During the growing season, blueberry plants typically require 1 inch of water per week
- Temperature: Sow at 64-71F
- Soil Type: Acidic pH 4.5 - 5.0, well drained soils, avoid lime - peat moss works well to germinate the seeds in
- Depth: 1/8 - 1/4 inch maximum
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of all the popular fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants in blueberries have been shown to reduce a predominant risk factor for heart disease by preventing oxidative damage to “bad” LDL cholesterol. It is low in calories but high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K.
- Height: 5 - 8 feet
- USDA Zones: 3 - 8
- Season: Perennial
- Grows from seeds
- Stratified and Non-GMO
- Harvest season: July