Different Types of Blueberries

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Discover which type of blueberry plant is right for your growing area.

A blueberry plant is a perennial plant that flowers and then grows fruit. Blueberries are found wild in North America. Blueberries come from the plant family Vaccinium. There are over 450 different species within the family. In addition to blueberry species that occur naturally in the wild, there are commercially-created blueberry species. Blueberry plants grow best in the zones they are approved for.

Brunswick

The Brunswick is a lowbush variety of blueberry. The fruits are a light blue. The plants grow to about 1 or 2 feet tall and equally as wide. Brunswick grows best in U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones 3 to 6.

Northblue

Northblue is a half-high variety, which means it is a cross between a lowbush blueberry and a highbush blueberry. This particular variety grows 2 to 3 feet high and as wide as 4 to 6 feet across. The berries are a rich, deep blue. The plants can grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 to 7, but many gardeners note that the plant doesn’t always do well in zone 7.

Blueray

This plant can grow as tall as 5 or 6 feet and as wide as 5 to 8 feet. The blueberries are a deep blue and look like they have powder on them. The berries are available midsummer. This plant grows in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 7. Blueray is a highbush variety of blueberry.

Duke

Duke blueberries are available early in the season. They grow as tall as 4 to 6 feet and as wide as 5 feet. The fruit is firm and tart. Duke plants can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 7.

Brightwell

Brightwell blueberries are a rabbiteye blueberry. Rabbiteye plants are more tolerant of heat, but don’t do as well in colder regions. It is only recommended for USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7 to 10. The berries are large and light blue with a sweet taste.

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