The Spartan Northern Highbush blueberry plant is a Northern Highbush, is an early varieties usually produce medium size fruit, but Spartan’s is very large and abundant. Spartan is as strong as its name implies;the bush is tall and upright, which benefits the overall ripening of the berries because of air circulation and sun penetration into the plants canopy. Most blueberry plants are self fertile but will produce better and larger berries if two or more varieties are planted together.
NORTHBLUE MINNESOTA LOWBUSH BLUEBERRY 2 YEAR OLD PLANT
The Northblue Minnesota Lowbush blueberry plant is a Northern Highbush, is a half-High Blueberry fruiting mid-season. Northblue is a great landscape plant and super producer of quality fruit in very cold climates. The fruit has a “wild” taste, juicy and is excellent for baking or fresh eating. Northblue has survived winter temperatures to minus 35°F, although will thrive best when snow protection is adequate. Fall foliage is red-burgundy blooming in white during the spring. Northern highbush blueberries require 800 to 1000 chill hours to set fruit.
Planting instructions: Bare-root plants need special care. Follow these instructions to get your plants off to a good start. Plants may arrive with little or no visible growth. This is normal. Check to make sure the roots feel moist. If they are dry, sprinkle the roots with water until they are moist but not soaked.
If you have any questions about the appearance or condition of your plants when they arrive, contact us immediately.
Never expose the bare roots of plants to wind or sun before or during planting. If your ground is frozen, or for some other reason you are not ready to plant, soak the roots in a bucket of lukewarm water for up to 24 hours (no longer). You can then delay planting for a week or two if you keep the roots moist and in a dark, cool place where the temperature is above freezing (35 to 40 degrees F). Spread the roots and position each plant so that all the roots will be covered with soil. Be careful not to plant too deep, and do not let the roots dry out during the planting process. Take any peat moss that is packaged with the plant and mix it into the planting hole. Add more of your own peat moss in heavier soils. If you use peat moss or a planting mix that contains peat, make sure that it is saturated with water before putting it in the planting hole. Peat that is not saturated can wick moisture away from the plant and cause the roots to dry out. Pack the soil firmly around the roots and water thoroughly.
We do not recommend that bare root plants will not be placed in full sun for the first two weeks. The plants need to start getting acclimated to its new soil and not be stressed by overwhelming sun. Plants should be watered weekly during the first year, unless they receive plenty of rain. Wait four to six weeks after planting before adding any fertilizer. Do not apply fertilizer in late summer or fall. This could stimulate new succulent growth that could become injured during winter.
Blueberries require acid soil with high organic matter content. Good drainage is essential as blueberries’ shallow fibrous roots are easily starved for oxygen. However, blueberries are not tolerant of drought conditions and need to be kept moist. They will produce best in a sunny location. Three types of blueberries can be grown in Iowa (or Vermont); Highbush, Half-high and Lowbush. Plant multiple cultivars (cultivated varieties) within 5 feet of each other. Even though blueberry cultivars are self fertile, cross-pollination produces larger berries. Cultivars ripen at different times so you can lengthen the harvest season by planting a selection.
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Healthy Plants: As with all living plants, containerized or bare root, death loss is possible. It is virtually impossible to achieve a 100% survival rate. If you have properly cared for (as posted on our site) your newly purchased plants and you experience a loss during the first 30 days, either write to Hand Picked Nursery,6953 ogburn farms drive, willow springs NC 27526 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your loss. Hand picked Nursery. will replace any plant that dies during the first 30 days upon payment of one-half of the current selling price as posted on our web site. Hand Picked Nursery will only replace the plants one time. Hand Picked Nursery reserves the right to request a soil sample for evaluation. In the event that the plants were planted in an environment that is not conducive to that plant's health, i.e., poor soil conditions, high mineral levels etc. our guarantee is null and void. We do not refund money, but we will gladly replace the plant(s) per our guarantee if all warranty conditions are met. Hand Picked Nursery must receive all warranty claims within 30 days from the date of delivery of your plants to the address specified on the order. Claims received by Hand Picked Nursery after 30 days of delivery will not be honored. Product replacement will only be sent to the original shipping address. Claims will not be accepted if the shipping address is different than the original shipping address. If we are currently out of the plant, we will gladly offer a substitute, or you may wait until the next shipping season for your area. You will be responsible for payment as set forth above.
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