About Emerald Blueberries:

  • Latin Name: Vaccinium hybrid

  • Fruit Qualities: Sweet

  • Berry Size: Large

  • Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft. in height

  • Bloom Time: April

  • Ripening Time: Late July

  • Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting

  • Sun Level: Full Sun

  • Hardiness: Hardy to 0° F.

  • USDA Zone: 7

  • Sunset Western Zone: 8, 9, 14-17, 18-24

  • Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-43

Emerald Blueberry

  • Blueberries prefer acidic soil (pH 4.5-5.5). Fertilize in early spring with a granular or liquid acid fertilizer. In late winter prune out any dead branches. After harvest, prune non fruit-bearing branches, leaving new branches to fruit the following season.

  • Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant another Southern Highbush variety for cross-pollinating and for higher yield.