Highbush blueberry

The fragrant, delicious and wholesome berry with sweet taste, numerous health benefits. It can beconsumed fresh, or processed - in the form of compote, jam, jelly or juice.

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Variety
Highbush blueberry Bluegold
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
15-16
mm
yield
6-7
kg/year
More info

Bluegold Blueberry is an American variety developed in 1989 that can be safely recommended for initial acquaintance with culture.

Peculiarities: the variety is highly productive, the berries ripen at the same time, the plant forms a large number of branches and lays many fruit buds, therefore, it is prone to overloading with crop. Requires increased pruning and thinning. The frost-resistance is high, withstands a temperature down to  -34°C.

Variety
Highbush blueberry Chanticleer
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
20
mm
yield
3-4
kg/year
More info

A tall highbush blueberry variety, brought out by the breeders A. Draper, G. Galletta, and G. Jelenkovic obtained as a result of the complex hybridization of early-seeded blueberry varieties.

Peculiarities: the product has good transportability and shelf life.

 

Variety
Highbush blueberry Spartan
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
16-18
mm
yield
5-6
kg/year
More info

This variety was introduced in 1978 and put into production in 1981.

The bush is strong, of fairly nice shape, upright, with a height of 150-200 cm.

Peculiarities: this variety is very demanding to the local conditions, and needs light, well-drained soils, with high percentage of organic content.

Variety
Highbush blueberry Reka
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
17-19
mm
yield
8-10
kg/year
More info

Reka variety originates from New Zealand, know for its  high yields. The variety has been grown since 1990 in Europe and has a number of excellent qualities.

Peculiarities: the variety has strong immunity, has outstanding frost-resistance and highly transportable.

Variety
Highbush blueberry Duke
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
17-20
mm
yield
6-8
kg/year
More info

Highbush blueberry of the tall Duke variety originates from the United States, and dates back to 1972.

Peculiarities: frost-resistant variety down to -34 ° C, producing high yields. Today it is considered one of the most economically profitable and significant for industrial cultivation. It is the most suitable variety for producing raw berries.

Variety
Highbush blueberry Darrow
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
20
mm
yield
4-8
kg/year
More info

The universal purpose variety,  brought out by Canadian breeders.

Peculiarities: not adapted to long-term storage because berries quickly burst. Suitable for sale in fresh form, freezing or industrial processing.

Variety
Highbush blueberry Patriot
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
15-17
mm
yield
8-9
kg/year
More info

Patriot was introduced in 1976 for amateur gardeners who were interested in cold-resistant varieties that would yield a decent crop.

Peculiarities: the variety resistant to root rotting diseases, adapts well to growing on heavy soils and areas with a risk of excessive watering. It is this variety that is grown on an industrial scale. The cold-resistance of the variety is excellent, it withstands frost down to -35 C.

Variety
Highbush blueberry Early Blue
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
15-18
mm
yield
6-8
kg/year
More info

Highbush blueberry variety Early Blue has quite a descriptive name, early-ripening to deliver freshest harvest, while other varieties are still green.

Peculiarities: delicious berries in fresh and suitable for home processing. Disease-resistant, immune variety requiring acid soils and unshaded area.

Variety
Highbush blueberry Nelson
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
20
mm
yield
7-9
kg/year
More info

This variety was introduced in 1988 by crossing the Bluecrop and Berkeley varieties. It inherited the taste of Bluecrop and the gigantic size of Berkeley.

Peculiarities: Nelson is a fascinating blueberry variety! This variety is also decorative, gardeners plant it also as an ornament, not only for the sake of harvest.

 

Variety
Highbush blueberry Bluecrop
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
17-20
mm
yield
6-8
kg/year
More info

The mid-season variety developed in 1941 and put into production in 1952. The most common variety of highbush blueberries. According to a number of gardeners, this variety is a considered to be a standard for blueberry.

Peculiarities: the plant will please you with large and delicious berries for extended season from late July until the last decade of August.

 

Variety
Highbush blueberry Elizabeth
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
20-22
mm
yield
4-6
kg/year
More info

The Elizabeth variety named after an American, Elizabeth White, the ‘foremother’ of the garden blueberry.

Peculiarities: the variety is characterized by intense aroma and an extremely pleasant taste with an optimal balance of organic acids and sugars. Many sources claim Elizabeth to be one of the most delicious blueberry varieties.

Variety
Highbush blueberry Toro
Produce period
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
packing
125 250 500 1000
g
storage period
1 2
weeks
storage temp.
min +2
max +14
С°
berries in size
17-20
mm
yield
5-9
kg/year
More info

Toro highbush blueberry - a of American-bred variety developed in 1987.
The bush: a strong plant, forming a wide bush of branches 1.8-2 m long.
Berries of large size, 17-20 mm in diameter, blue with a thick cyan plaque, growing in groups of 15-25 pieces or more, reminiscent of grapes.
Yield: an adult plant capable of producing about 5-9 kg of berries annually.
Peculiarities: berries are fit for all types of processing, particularly valuable fresh – as a source of vitamins and microelements. Desease-, cold- and pest-resistant.

Blueberry’s health benefits are the following
  • it improves brain function;
  • strengthens immunity;
  • improves vision;
  • helps to normalize the level of sugar in blood;
  • aids normal digestion;
  • eases respiration;
  • salutiferously effects the liver and kidneys;
  • protects against the negative effects of radiation exposure;
  • helps control and lose weight.