Blueberry bushes

Asked May 3, 2020, 7:19 AM EDT

I understand planting multiple varieties of blueberry bushes will produce the best yield. I currently have a Chippewa blueberry. Can you recommend another compact variety to plant? Thank you.

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Hi- we don't typically grow the half-high cultivars in MD because they are adapted to more Northern climates. If size is a concern, consider that Northern high bush cultivars only grow one foot taller than half-high cultivars (cross between high-bush and low-bush).

Half-high cultivars recommended for Michigan:
https://www.canr.msu.edu/uploads/236/93349/U_of_Minn_half-high_blueberry_varieties.pdf

Some blueberry cultivars recommended in MD (many others will grow and produce well): https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/blueberries-selection-soil-preparation-planting
Jon