Chippewa Blueberry Bush (Vaccinium corymbosum x augustifolium ‘Chippewa’)

Chippewa Blueberry Bush

Half-High, Mid-Season

Chippewa Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum x augustifolium ‘Chippewa’) is an exciting selection of the Half-High Blueberries from the University of Minnesota. With their exceptional cold hardiness and attention to flavor, these new Half-Highs expand the selection of great Blueberries choices for both the commercial and home garden growers in colder climates.

Chippewa is an extremely cold hardy variety. Reports of the Chippewa Blueberry surviving -40 degrees and producing that same season are recorded! If you have a cold winter where you live, Chippewa is a first choice for you to consider.

It grows fast and tends to be long-lived, up to 30 years of production. It will hold an attractive shape with little pruning.

These high sugar, low acid berries have excellent flavor. You’ll harvest Chippewa’s medium to large berries in the middle of the growing season. The plant will yield from 3 to 8 pounds of fruit off of one mature plant.

Half-Highs require a pollinator for the biggest crops. Great partners for the Chippewa include the Northcountry or Polaris to ensure a hearty crop. Plant all 3 of these Half-Highs and extend your harvest over 2 months!

As an upright, compact grower, the Chippewa is also a useful landscape plant. A hot new trend is to intermix edible plants, like Blueberries, within the landscape along with other ornamental plants.

And it’s easy to see why. Delicate white flowers artfully set against the dark green backdrop of the Chippewa’s oval leaves makes a striking impression in the spring. In fall, the leaves turn brilliant red.

The compact habit makes the Chippewa a prime candidate for container growing. Plant Chippewa along with a few other varieties in pots on the patio and enjoy the atmosphere they create and the food they provide.

Chippewa Blueberries are easy to grow as long as the pH of the soil is maintained. Potting soils should be very acidic at 5.5 or lower. Make sure that your potting soil is for acid loving plants and add a little soil Sulphur to make sure the pH stays low.

When growing in the ground, do a simple pH soil test to get an idea of the pH of the soil you are planting in. You may need to amend your native soil for the best results.

  • Delicious Fruit
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Compact Habit
  • Brilliant Fall Color

Chippewa Blueberry Bush (Vaccinium corymbosum x augustifolium ‘Chippewa’) Details

Common name Chippewa Blueberry Bush
Botanical name Vaccinium corymbosum x augustifolium 'Chippewa'
Hardiness zone 3-7
Growth rate Slow
Harvest time Mid Season
Height 3 - 4 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color White
Leaf color Green