Duke blueberry bush is a wonderful, easy to grow early ripening northern blueberry variety. Duke blueberry is a heavy, consistent producer with an attractive, firm, light blue high quality berry. Duke blooms late but ripens early, which protects the blossoms from spring frosts. Branches may droop to the ground when laden with fruit, prompting many gardeners to use a simple trellis as support. Lovely orange and burnt-yellow fall color. When planting blueberry bushes always calculate at least 2 bushes per each family member.
Blueberries are valued for their ornamental foliage, flowers and berries. Their small bell shaped flowers contrast beautifully with the leathery leaves during the spring and summer and are followed by edible round berries which turn purple when ripe to eat.
Proper name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Hardiness Zone: 7-10
Height: 6 feet
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Flowering Time: Mid-season
Fall Color: Yes
Deer Resistant: Yes
Easy to grow
Berries appear in the early season and produce well in mild winter areas