Blueberry Question

mrsg47(7)May 9, 2013

Hi all, I used to have a house in Maine, and when we picked wild blueberries they were not huge. They were tiny in fact but oh so tasty. Can you buy these bushes or not? I remember there was high bush and low bush. The low bush blueberries were almost like a thick ground cover. I really don't want those. They were very difficult to pick. Thanks, Mrs. G

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fireduck(10a)

Mrs G...do an internet search on varieties or past posts here. Get varieties that are good for your area. See Dave Wilson Nursery/blueberries.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 7:49PM
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mrsg47(7)

Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 7:55PM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Do you mean hucklenerries? Yes, but they may be small. Various places sell them. Oikos specializes in wild fruit. They have Wisconsin Huckleberries. probably a very small plant. They seem to sell small plants a lot...
Raintree has them too!

Here is a link that might be useful: Wisconsin Hucks

This post was edited by Drew51 on Thu, May 9, 13 at 20:03

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 8:00PM
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ericwi

One blueberry variety that is noted for intense flavor is Rubel. This cultivar originated with a wild plant found in New Jersey, I think. We don't have one yet, but maybe this will be the year that I find one for sale around here. From your description, it sounds like you are looking for half-high shrubs. You might try Northland variety, and leave the fruit on the shrub for a few extra days so it can develop full flavor.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 8:19PM
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mrsg47(7)

Drew: Oh my, now I'm confused. I looked up Huckleberry and sure enough, 'wild' Maine highbush blueberries look just like them. Do huckleberries taste like blueberries?

ericwi: I am looking for 'wild' Maine blueberries. They are not shiney. They are opaque. I do not remember the stems being red. They grew about four and a half feet tall. The berries are the size of 'petit pois'. Mrs. G

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 11:14PM
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ravenh2001

MrsG
I have Maine wild blueberries some low and some half high. The half high are 24-30 inches high. If those are not tolow for you let me know and we can work out a way for me to send you plugs.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 7:04AM
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mrsg47(7)

Raven!!!! How great! And Thanks. Mrs. G

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 6:10PM
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mrsg47(7)

The half high would be so perfect!!! Mrs. G

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 6:16PM
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ravenh2001

MrsG I sent you an email via reply let me know if you don't get it.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 8:37AM
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mrsg47(7)

Raven just got the message, have to see Mummy today will call you this week and leave a message if I don't get you. Thanks, can't wait!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 9:13AM
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