Vaccinium 'Sweetheart' Blueberry

Vaccinium 'Sweetheart' Blueberry

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Hardy from north to south, and needs no pollinator
SKU v2038
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Key Characteristics
Zone

4 - 8

Mature Height

6 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay

Description / Vaccinium 'Sweetheart' Blueberry

Vaccinium 'Sweetheart' Blueberry is the only one of its kind in the world. A blueberry that sets 2 crops instead of just 1 has long been a dream of many gardeners, and now 'Sweetheart' has made it come true . . . deliciously.

'Sweetheart' is technically a northern highbush blueberry, but it thrives from north to south, needing no pollinator to set up to 15 pounds of berries a year. (Yes, you read that correctly.) The first crop is in late spring or early summer. The second is at summer's end. You won't believe the yields—plump, firm, delicious berries with a very sweet bite.

And you don't need to do anything special to get this blueberry bush to work its re-fruiting magic. It's just as easy to grow as any other blueberry, thriving in full sun in cool northern climates, afternoon or partial shade farther south and west. If you have other blueberry varieties growing in the garden, no problem—'Sweetheart' will actually set even more berries if planted near other varieties. It is quite cold-hardy, thriving with 750 to 800 chill hours.

'Sweetheart' is the result of breeding work at Duke University from Dr. Mark Ehlenfeldt, and we are delighted to be able to offer it to you this season. Expect the shrub to reach 5 to 6 feet high and about 3 to 4 feet wide, with white blooms in spring before the masses of frosty blue berries. Eat them fresh from the garden or turn them into jams, jellies, pies, and sauces.

Product Details

Genus Vaccinium
Species corymbosum
Variety 'Sweetheart'
Product Classification Fruit
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Harvest Season Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Resistance Cold Hardy
Characteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Flower
Uses Beds, Cuisine
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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