Perennial (hardy in zones 4-9)
Time to sow: Spring to early Fall
Light conditions: Grows in full sun to partial shade.
Uses: Culinary, tea, medicinal
The seeds I sell are a mixture of highbush blueberry varieties. Growing a mixture of blueberry varieties will produce high-yielding crops with large berries. Not all varieties of blueberry plants can self pollinate, so the plants need to be grown with a different variety of blueberry plants in order to produce berries. Blueberry seeds require a cold dormant period in order to increase germination success. The seeds I sell have been stratified (kept cold for 4-8 weeks) which increases the germination rate.
Highbush blueberries are high-yielding bushes that produce very delicious blueberries. The blueberries are great eating fresh, or used in pies and other desserts. The highbush blueberry plant is a deciduous shrub growing up to 4 m tall, and often found in dense thickets. The dark glossy green leaves are elliptical and up to 5 cm long. In the fall, the leaves change colour to a brilliant red. The flowers are white, bell-shaped, and about 10 mm long. The fruit is a dark blue. Blueberries grow best in wooded or open areas with moist, acidic soils.
Blueberry plants need to be in acidic soil in order to thrive. A pH between 4 to 4.5 is ideal for the plants. One of the best grow mediums to germinate blueberry seeds in is Canadian Sphagnum peat moss. Sphagnum peat moss is acidic with a pH of around 4. If you are unsure of the pH level of your soil, you can purchase a pH test kit from your local garden store. You can also buy products to increase the acidity of your soil.
Your successfully germinated blueberry seeds will become mature plants in three years.
All of my seeds come with growing instructions on the seed pack.
Growing Blueberries From Seeds
If growing blueberries indoors, surface sow the seeds onto 2 inches or sphagnum peat moss or potting soil. Place the seeds in a location with indirect light. Keep the seeds moist and humid until they germinate. You never want the soil soaking wet for long periods of time or you can run into mold problems. Once the seeds have germinated you can water a little less but keep the soil moist and don’t let it dry out completely. If starting the seeds outdoors do the same thing except cover the seeds lightly with peat moss or soil. Don’t give up if you think the seeds are taking to long. The seeds can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to germinate depending on the conditions.
For more information visit this page: Growing Blueberries from Seeds.
The Berry Grower’s Companion.
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