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Blueberry ‘Elliott’

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BLUEBERRIES FROM THE 4TH OF JULY TO LABOR DAY! LATE SEASON Blueberries are naturally high in anti-oxidants! ‘ELLIOTT’ – Fall Bearing Blueberries! Harvest high flavored nutritious fruits until the frosty days of autumn. ‘Elliott’ is a northern highbush blueberry bush. Huge crops up to 25 pounds of medium size berries will be harvested from the extremely winter hardy variety. Plants are very productive, upright and grow vigorously, and are considered the latest of all varieties, fruiting through September. Rich flavored fruits are tart in the beginning of the season but flavors change to pure sweetness as there fruits ripen in the coolness of Autumn. Fruit needs to be picked fully ripe for best taste. An excellent choice for extending the season.

The 5-6′ tall bushes become a blaze of crimson, deep red and burgundy in the fall, so they are ideal arranged as an informal hedge. Set plants 4-8′ apart and make sure the soil is acid. You’ll have fresh blueberries for pies and preserves for many, many years. ‘Elliott’ bears more fruit at an earlier age than other varieties. Large, firm fruits with delicious sweet flavor. Vigorous plants.

Blueberries are considered a beautiful productive hedge with spring flowering on dark green foliage, delicious fruit in summer and fiery red foliage for autumn color. 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.

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Plant Details +

Size 1 YR #1
Height 5-6'
Spacing 4-5' between plants, 8-12' between rows
Hardiness Zones 4-7
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Large, dark green
Fruit Light blue berries
Freezing Quality Excellent
Harvest Very late harvest, very high yield

General Information +

Botanical: Vaccinium 'Elliott'

Cultivator Type: Highbush

General Characteristics: Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious and high in bioflavanoids. Fruit size is medium. YOU CAN PROTECT FRUIT FROM BIRDS WITH NETTING.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pollinator: * For best production at least 2 blueberry varieties should be used for cross-pollination. (You need two kinds for cross-pollination, three being even better.)

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: Be careful not to plant too deeply. Prefers an acid soil. In alkaline soil, add ammonium sulfate for best results. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Add generous amounts of peat but no fertilizer when planting. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash, bonemeal and top-dress with compost.