Sunshine Blue is one of the most adaptable blueberry varieties in low chill areas. More tolerant of high pH soils than other varieties, this blueberry produces sweet, dime-sized berries that ripen a handful or two at a time July-August. This long harvest makes Sunshine Blue a favorite among home gardeners. Plants are approximately 18-24 inches when shipped and reach 4-6 feet when mature.
Considerations for Sunshine Blueberry
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses:Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period:Early, Midseason, Late
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:2-4 years
Recommended Spacing:4-6 ft.
Mature Size:4-6 ft.
Water Requirements:6-12 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped:Small bush
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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