I am hoping that you could recommend a blueberry plant variety or two for my mom’s garden. She is very partial to "sweet" flavors. I have heard of blueberry varieties such as Bluecrop, Elliott and Duke, but nothing about their "sweetness" or "taste". Can you possibly help me by making a recommendation?
Blueberries can be an attractive and tasty addition to the home landscape. They are a bit picky about their growing conditions and hardiness is a concern on the west side of Lake Michigan. Provide blueberries with moist well-drained acidic soil. You will need to help your mother prepare the planting site so she will have healthy productive plants. You will probably need to order plants from a catalogue or on-line as most garden centers do not carry blueberry plants. Northcountry is hardy and produces sweet berries in mid July. Northblue are also hardy and have a very aromatic flavor while Northsky is more reminiscent of the wild blueberries. All are self fruitful and do not need another plant for pollination and fruit produciton.
Upcoming Webinars & Appearances
August 4 - 14
Wisconsin State Fair
CLICK HERE for additional information on Melinda's presentation topics
Pasquesi Home & Gardens
Ebert's Greenhouse Village
Historic Milwaukee Doors Open
at Sanger House Gardens
Home & Remodeling Show
Webinar: Year-round Perennial
Webinar: Boosting the Beauty of
and Propagating Houseplants
CLICK HERE for pollinator gardening webinars, videos & DIY projects
Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND