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Blueberry ‘Top Hat’

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
Blueberries are naturally high in anti-oxidants! Blueberry ‘Top Hat’ is a great size for growing in a patio pot and it’s also wonderful for eating. Just think, fresh Blueberries right at your doorstep! Blueberries are extremely nutritious and have a high vitamin content. Excellent in pies and makes delicious jams and preserves. Best of all, bake your own Blueberry Muffins! Very popular and reliable. Blueberries are rapidly increasing in interest. What could be more satisfying than juicy fruits picked fresh from your own garden? ‘Top Hat’ makes a decorative pot plant, producing white blossoms in spring and attractive bronze autumn foliage. PERFECT FOR SMALL SPACES, CONTAINERS AND BONSAI. FULL SIZE FRUIT ON DWARF PLANTS! Its plump berries are delicious in pies, muffins and jams. Ideal for the patio. Compact shrub producing masses of Blueberries in July/August. Delicate white flowers in June.

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. ‘Top Hat’ is a beautiful 24-inch in stature, fruit producing blueberry plant. Its curving branches make it an outstanding landscape or pot plant. Fruits are medium size and are delicious. The plant makes a desirable addition to any landscape.

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# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
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BU191BAG Blueberry 'Top Hat' 25 22 $82.50
BU191-1

Plant Details +

Size 1 YR #1
Height 24"
Spacing 5-8'
Hardiness Zones 4-7
Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Foliage Green
Fruit Dark-blue berries
Harvest July - August

General Information +

Botanical: Vaccinium corymbosum Top Hat

Cultivator Type: Lowbush

General Characteristics: Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious and high in bioflavanoids. Top Hat Blueberry simply has to be seen to be believed. Here is a beautiful, mound-shaped, compact shrub that is ideal for containers and small spaces, loaded with so many flowers in spring it looks like a white-flowering heather, followed by hundreds of delicious full-size blueberry fruits that make it doubly decorative. Top Hat is also becoming a favorite of bonsai enthusiasts, since the plant so easily allows itself to be restricted in a bonsai dish and shaped into a decorative bonsai accent, even flowering and fruiting as a bonsai accent. Developed from a breeding program at Michigan State University by one of the country's leading blueberry specialists, plants are cold hardy and easy to grow. Round, firm, flavorful fruits are a dark-blue just like those you find in the stores - perfect for fresh eating, making jam and baking into muffins or pies. YOU CAN PROTECT FRUIT FROM BIRDS WITH NETTING.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: 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.