Duke: Very early ripening, prior to Spartan. A vigorous, upright bush with consistently high yields. It is the most widely planted early ripening high bush variety. It blooms later than other varieties but ripens early which protects the fruit from late spring frosts. The medium sized fruit has good color and firmness and grows in open clusters which makes harvesting easier.
Blueray: An early mid season berry. It ripens a few days ahead of Bluecrop. The fruit is very large and firm, but softens quickly which limits shipping value. It produces an aromatic flavor good for pies and jam. The clusters are large and very tight. The bush is vigorous and productive. This berry is popular for the u-pick trade, but doesn't machine harvest well. Similar to Bluecrop but sweeter.
Nelson:The Nelson was released by USDA in 1989. It ripens late mid season The fruit is large, firm, light blue, has good flavor and scar. The bush is vigorous, upright, and is suitable for commercial and pick-your-own harvest. Yields have been high in test planting at Grand Junction, Michigan.
Elliot: This late season berry ripens two weeks after Jersey. The fruit is medium size, firm light blue and has good flavor - great for pies or jams. The bush is vigorous, upright, winter hardy and productive. It is suitable for mechanical harvesting.
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Sam's Tip: 3 Things Needed to Grow Blueberries Well!
1. Soil pH between 5.0 and 5.5
2. High Organic Content - 3% or Higher
3. High Water Table but NOT Standing Water
With all three things your blueberries will grow like weeds. If you don't have all three, work is harder.
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