‘Arlen’ is great for southern climates. Blueberries are naturally high in antioxidants! They are extremely nutritious and have a high vitamin content. Blueberries are delicious for making excellent pies, jams, and preserves. Best of all, bake your own blueberry muffins! Blueberries are rapidly increasing in interest since they are so nutritious and reliable. They are considered a beautiful, productive hedge with spring flowering on dark green foliage, delicious fruit in summer, and fiery red foliage for autumn color.
The ‘Arlen’ variety is upright with good vigor and is especially suited for the southern U.S. market. The plants are resistant to stem blight disease. Fruit size is consistently medium to mostly large. The fruit is great eaten fresh with fine flavor, firmness, and appearance. It also exhibits a long shelf life for storage. ‘Arlen’ is a good choice for the fresh marketing of large firm fruit. It reaches 5-6′ at maturity and plants are very robust. Set plants out as early as possible in the spring. Prune branches back about 1/2 their length at planting time with no further pruning required the next 3 years. Prune annually thereafter during the dormant period.