Botanical: Vaccinium 'Misty'
Cultivator Type: Southern Highbush
General Characteristics: Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious and high in bioflavanoids. Soft, firm, skin resists cracking. Excellent quality berries with a sweet, aromatic flavor. Vigorous and very productive, this bush will grow 4-6 feet tall at maturity. Bright red-wood in the winter. Clusters of delicate pink to white bell flowers in the Spring are followed by juicy blueberries in June. This variety is also very popular with home gardeners.
Tip: It’s considered self-pollinating but will produce better with other varieties nearby.
Use: The fruit is great for canning, dehydrating, freezing, fresh eating, jam/jelly, pies/cobblers.
Garden Use: Great for farms or backyard gardening. It is also container compatible. The blueberry shrub makes a beautiful ornamental accent with a lovely spring flowering. Even when not in flower or fruit, the 'Misty' Blueberry is an elegant bush with its blue/green foliage in summer and burgundy-tinted leaves in autumn.