Types of Blueberry Plants. There are five major varieties of blueberry grown in the United States: lowbush, northern highbush, southern highbush, rabbiteye and half-high. Of these, northern highbush blueberry varieties are the most common types of blueberries cultivated throughout the world.
Blueberry Plants. Plant at least two different varieties of blueberries for cross pollination to increase yield. Mix and Match Fruit Plants Save 20% when you buy any combination of 3 or more fruit plants. Mix and match one plant at a time – once the third has been added to your cart, all will be 20% off! The more you buy, the more you save!
Selecting Blueberry Varieties for the Home Garden. Two year old plants are much more dependable in establishment and need only one more season of non-bearing. (See fact sheet FS750, “Establishing Blueberries in the Home Garden” .) Three year old plants are, of course, the largest and most expensive.
Blueberry Varieties. Depending on the climate and ripening season, certain highbush blueberry varieties will grow better than others. Some tend to grow best in southern climates (like the West Coast, the Southeast, and the Southern Hemisphere), and some fare better in northern environments (Northern U.S. and Canada).
How to Plant Blueberry Bushes. Space bushes about 5 feet apart in a row, with at least 8 feet between rows. Prepare a planting mixture of 2 parts loam and one part oak leaf mold, peat moss, aged sawdust, or compost, and place a layer of this mixture in the bottom of the hole.
If you are thinking of growing your own blueberries, you’ll have to begin by selecting which blueberry plants you want to grow. Your local nursery can help you choose which variety and plants are best for your region and environment. You can either plant your blueberries in the ground, or pot them.