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Sweetheart Blueberry

Sweetheart Blueberry

Sweetheart Blueberry

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Sweetheart Blueberry

The Sweetheart Blueberry is a brand-new hybrid that's bound to take your breath away. These blueberries are extremely plump and juicy. Both their flavor and their vibrant color make them a perfect choice for any blueberry lover. But that's not all; the Sweetheart Blueberry is also the only re-fruiting blueberry, which means you get two harvests every year.

This blueberry produces fruit in both summer and fall for an impressive 15 pounds of blueberries per year. Their mouthwatering flavor means that no amount of this enormous crop will go to waste. You can eat them right off the bush, and you can also enjoy them in a variety of different recipes. They're perfect for pancakes and muffins, as well as smoothies and blueberry pie.

Blueberries are extremely healthy and important for any well-rounded diet. They are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber, and they have one of the highest levels of antioxidants of all fruits, vegetables and spices. Blueberries are also said to improve memory, so eat up before that big test or project. You don't even have to eat them fresh to get all the benefits of this healthy berry. Frozen blueberries are just as nutrient-rich as their straight-off-the-bush counterparts. To get the most nutritious blueberries possible, go organic. All of our plants and trees are guaranteed to be non-GMO, which means that your blueberries will be exceptionally rich in antioxidants.

The Sweetheart Blueberry prefers full to partial sun. It reaches heights and widths of four to six feet. This blueberry has a good drought tolerance, and it grows best in zones 4 through 8. The extremely productive Sweetheart Blueberry has large clusters of round buds and uniquely shaped blooms. Plant it in the ground or in a planter, and watch the blueberries ripen before your very eyes.

The small size of this blueberry bush makes it fit in just about any location. You don't need a large yard or garden to grow this delicious fruit. It grows easily and re-fruits on its own with no special care needed. We take the time to give you the healthiest plant possible instead of one that is already in its prime. For this reason, when you buy your Sweetheart Blueberry from us, it will arrive delicately pruned back so you're sure to get quality fruit from this exceptional new variety in the very first season.

Your Growing Compatibility

USDA
Growing Zones

4-8

Minimum
Chill Hours

N/A

Compatible Growing Zone

You are in Growing Zone 6

Characteristics

Growing Zone 4,5,6,7,8 Botanical Name Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'
Mature Width 4-6 ft. Mature Height 4-6 ft.
Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun Drought Tolerance Good
Spacing 4-6 ft.

Characteristics

Growing Zone 4,5,6,7,8 Botanical Name Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'
Mature Width 4-6 ft. Mature Height 4-6 ft.
Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun Drought Tolerance Good
Spacing 4-6 ft.

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Planting & Care

Planting and caring for your new fruit tree is easy. To get started, find a good spot in your yard or a large container. The location should have good drainage and adequate sunlight. For a container, be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and that it is large enough for the root ball to fit with some extra room.

In the yard, dig a hole that is a few inches shallower than the height of the root ball and three times as wide. The roots need room to spread outwards, but you don't want it to sit too deep in the hole. If your soil is especially dense and compacted, you may need to go out wider and loosen up the soil.

Before placing the root ball in the hole or container, pull the roots gently to space them out a little and cut off any damaged roots. Place the tree into the hole or container, ensuring that the point at which the roots meet the trunk is going to be an inch or two above the surrounding soil.

Carefully add the soil back into the hole or add your potting mix to the container. It helps to have one person hold the tree upright while you do this. It helps to keep the tree straight. As you fill in the soil, take steps to prevent air pockets from forming by removing large pieces of debris, breaking up large, dense clumps of soil, and water a little at a time. The soil should slope downward from the trunk to prevent water pooling around the roots, but the tops of the largest roots should protrude from the soil.

Water your new tree thoroughly to settle the soil. Water it again when the top two-inch layer of soil dries out. As your tree grows and the roots develop, you can water less often. Your tree will arrive pruned, so you only need to prune it once a year, in early spring, to keep its shape and to promote more fruit development, or to keep it small if you are growing in a container.

Fertilizer is not always necessary. If your tree grows well and looks healthy, it probably doesn't need any feeding. If you are not happy with how fast it is growing, of if you notice any signs of poor nutrition, you can apply an appropriate fertilizer once or twice a year. Our trees are hardy and you should not need to spray for pests or disease.

Shipping

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We take pride in accurate and on-time shipping dates. Of course there are factors that could delay these dates. These are estimates, and we cannot guarantee exact shipping dates. Shipping live products has its challenges and occasionally Mother Nature does not abide by our time frames. On rare occasions we have to delay shipping due to severe weather forecasts in your area or ours. Sometimes the seasons are delayed and plants take longer to reach specifications. Although these types of delays are rare, we try to keep you informed. The health of your plants is our highest concern.


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Due to the nature of certain cold sensitive plants, it is best to ship them during months with milder temperatures. Spring shipped items are identified on their product page, as well as information on Northern States that ship in spring. Most trees and plants we carry can safely be planted year-round, but you may prefer planting in warmer weather. If you would like to receive a plant earlier than designated or delay its delivery date, we are happy to schedule what’s most convenient. Just call us at 1-888-286-1004.

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What Will I Receive

Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.


Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning & Trimming

Most Fruiting Plants Are Pruned Before Shipping... At No Cost To You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.


Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.