Earliblue Blueberry Bush (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Earliblue’)

Earliblue Blueberry Bush

The Northern Highbush Earliblue Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Earliblue’) is an early-ripening fruit bush and one of the first Highbush to be commercially grown. This decisively modern heirloom Blueberry is long-lived, up to 30 years under optimal conditions, plus a wide range of adaptability, cold tolerance and wonderful flavor.

The upright, compact habit makes it easy to add beauty and functionality to any sized yard. Don’t forget the fragrant petite blooms that resemble fairy bells your local bees go crazy for each spring as they dangle daintily below the reddish-gray branches. The glossy, green leaves provide a rich backdrop for both the flowers and fruit and they transition to a lively burgundy-red for autumn!

It’s best known for its medium to large fruit that is both wonderfully sweet and aromatic. Earliblue’s fruit has a mild sweet flavor, is resistant to cracking, and ripens uniformly. Earliblue is considered one of the earliest ripening of the Northern Highbush varieties, making it a good choice for starting off your season! Include a few different varieties of other Highbush to assure pollination and a long harvest.

Planting and Application:

Earliblue is an excellent choice for container gardening where its well-mannered growth habit stands out. A fast-growing shrub, these are large and dense enough to provide fantastic privacy and screening, as well as food sustainability for you and your family! These are multi-purpose edible and ornamental landscaping shrubs, flowering accents and impressive fall color focal points!

Blueberries have long been valued for their exquisite flavor but also for their nutritional attributes. Considered superfoods, they provide some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any food. Many baked goods smoothies and preserves are in your future if you can beat the birds to your harvest!

  • Heirloom Blueberry
  • Medium – Large Light Blue Fruit
  • Early Harvest Firm & Sweet Berries
  • Spring Flowers & Burgundy Fall Color
  • Great for Containers

Tips for Care:

Like all Blueberries, Earliblue prefers acidic soils with a pH of less than 5.5, and very moist, enriched soil, plus a healthy layer of mulch for best results. Plant in full sun for the most blooms and therefore, most fruit.

  • Full Sun
  • Acidic, Moist Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • About 800 Chill Hours
  • Prune When Dormant
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Making an investment in an Earliblue Blueberry Bush gives you delicious, healthy fruit and landscape beauty.

Earliblue Blueberry Bush (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Earliblue’) Details

Common name Earliblue Blueberry Bush
Botanical name Vaccinium corymbosum 'Earliblue'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Fast
Harvest time 3 - 5 Years
Height 6 - 8 ft.
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium to Moist
Soil condition Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time When Dormant
Flower color White