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Blueberry Delite 3 Gallon

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Blueberry Delite 3 Gallon
Blueberry Delite 3 Gallon
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Description

The 'Delite' blueberry is a Southern highbush blueberry cultivar known for its sweet, flavorful berries and vigorous growth habit. Here are some key features of the Delite blueberry:

  1. Origin: Delite blueberry was developed by the University of Florida's blueberry breeding program and released in the early 2000s.

  2. Fruit: Delite blueberries produce medium to large-sized berries that are known for their excellent flavor and sweetness. The berries are typically dark blue in color when ripe and have a sweet-tart taste. They are ideal for fresh eating, baking, and making jams and preserves.

  3. Plant Type: Delite blueberries are deciduous shrubs that belong to the Vaccinium genus within the Ericaceae family. They are Southern highbush blueberries, meaning they are a hybrid between Northern highbush blueberries and Southern lowbush blueberries.

  4. Hardiness: Delite blueberries are well-adapted to the mild winters and hot summers of the southeastern United States. They are hardy in USDA zones 7-9 and require a certain number of chill hours during the winter to produce fruit.

  5. Appearance: Delite blueberry bushes typically reach heights of 4 to 6 feet at maturity, with a spread of 3 to 4 feet. They have attractive dark green foliage that turns shades of red, orange, and yellow in the fall.

  6. Sunlight and Soil: Like other blueberry varieties, Delite blueberries thrive in full sun to partial shade and well-drained, acidic soil with a pH level between 4.5 and 5.5. They prefer sandy loam or sandy peat soil but can tolerate a range of soil types.

  7. Pollination: While Delite blueberries are partially self-pollinating, planting more than one blueberry variety nearby can help improve fruit set and yield. Cross-pollination with other blueberry cultivars can lead to better fruit production.

  8. Maintenance: Delite blueberries require regular watering, especially during dry periods, and benefit from mulching to conserve moisture and suppress weeds. Pruning can be done in late winter to early spring to remove dead or diseased branches and to shape the plant.

Overall, Delite blueberry is a popular choice among growers in the southeastern United States for its delicious berries, vigorous growth, and adaptability to the region's climate. With proper care and maintenance, it can provide a bountiful harvest of flavorful blueberries year after year.

Specifications

Climate Zone:
7-9
Plant Type:
Deciduous
Type:
Edible
Mature Height:
4-6 Feet
Mature Width:
3-4 Feet
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Bloom Time:
Spring
Flower Color:
White
Attracts Pollinators:
Yes
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Deer Resistant:
No
Soil Type:
Well-Drained
Size:
3 Gallon

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