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Duke Blueberry

Duke Blueberry


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Botanic Name: Vaccinium corymbosum 'Duke'

Description: A common variety loved for its sweetly-flavored light blue fruit in summer and pretty bell-shaped flowers, bushy and often arching, a heavy and early producer; blueberries need highly acidic soil, perfect drainage and mulch, plant with peat moss

Edible Qualities

Duke Blueberry is a medium-sized shrub that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces large clusters of blue round berries which are usually ready for picking from late spring to early summer. The berries have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

The berries are most often used in the following ways:

Fresh Eating, Cooking, Baking, Preserves

Planting & Growing Tips

Duke Blueberry will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This shrub is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have sandy, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the foliage in alkaline soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Hardiness Zone: 4

Sunlight: Full Sun To Partial Shade

Height: 6 feet

Spread: 4 feet

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