Mini Blues Blueberry Bush (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Mini Blues’)
Mini Blues Blueberry Bush
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Mini Blues Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Mini Blues’ PP #28,233) delivers the most incredible flavor in a tiny package. If you prefer smaller berries, this is your variety.
This very modern cultivar offers so much to home gardeners. It’s also suitable for commercial production, as well.
Once you taste the delectable, petite fruit; you’ll become a fan for life. With a vigorous, narrow and upright nature, Mini Blues fits perfectly even in small space gardens.
Grow them in the ground. Or, add to large outdoor containers or grow bags for your patio or balcony.
Enjoy the bright blue berries fresh-picked. You’ll have plenty left to freeze for your favorite recipes.
They make very attractive landscape shrubs. Go ahead and get excited about the extravagant flower power.
Mini Blues puts forth a profusion of white, bell-shaped flowers in springtime. They’ll develop into long clusters of diminutive, cerulean-blue fruit.
Densely held foliage covers these well-branched, twiggy plants. Revel in the privacy screen afforded by this luxuriant growth.
You’ll even gain a fantastic fall color display. Relish the setting sun striking the golden-warm tones of bright orange and yellow.
Blueberries are beautiful Ornamental plants. They’ll make a perfect addition to your Edible Landscape, no matter how small.
Although Blueberries are self-pollinating, you will get a larger yield with partner plants nearby. Honestly, with berries this good, you’ll want plenty on hand.
Add another mid-season like large-sized Bluecrop. Or, go for a “Mutt and Jeff” planting with the gigantic berries of Chandler Blueberry.
Mix it up to suit your taste. You’ll appreciate the long season of fresh fruit, grown with your own efforts.
There is something very satisfying about spending quality time harvesting your homegrown fruit. Kids are fascinated by the process, too.
Gift your foodie friends with this opportunity to grow their own Mini Blues. They’ll likely repay you in homemade muffins, pies and tarts. Win-win!
Go into production and sell them at Farmers Markets. People rave about the taste, and will pay premium prices for Mini Blues.
Give Mini Blue Blueberry a place of honor in your space. March several of them down the length of your patio.
If your soil is acidic with a pH between 4.5 and 5.5, use them in the ground as a witty hedge by planting four to six feet apart on center. You’ll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Screen out the air conditioner. Hide the compost bins. Make a “friendly fence” between you and your nosy neighbor.
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When you set out to grow Blueberries, you’ll first want to get your soil tested. They need well-drained, acidic soil.
Many areas in the Southeast, Northwest and Northeast United States can easily grow bumper crops in the ground. If you live with alkaline soil, you’ll want to consider container culture.
It’s far easier to maintain their pH requirements in a closed environment, after all. Make sure your container has good drainage, and elevate it with bricks or clay pot feet.
Ensure your growing site receives at least four hours of direct sunlight a day, favoring the morning sun. In cooler climates, Mini Blues will easily tolerate full sun.
Blueberries like a consistent schedule of moderate water. Give them regular water during fruit production.
Try a rain barrel to collect neutral pH rainwater. Mulch with pine straw or pine bark to reduce surface evaporation.
Prune in early spring to remove a few of the thickest stems. Fertilize at the same time with a formula for acid-loving plants, following application rates on the label.
|Common name||Mini Blues Blueberry Bush|
|Botanical name||Vaccinium corymbosum 'Mini Blues'|
|Height||5 - 6 ft.|
|Width||3 - 4 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|