Blueberry - Sunshine Blue
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Sunshine Blue Blueberries.
Vaccinium corymbosum x ashei x darrowii
Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Uses:
Acquired: tbd
How started:
Source: Landscaper supplied, purchased wholesale

Sunshine Blue is a Southern Highbush Blueberry. An open-pollinated seedling of Avonblue Blueberry. The male parent is Avonblue or Sharpblue. A release from blueberry expert Dr. Arthur Elliott of Earleton, Florida in 1979. The cultivar is recommended as an ornamental because of its outstanding Pink Flowers, twiggy branchlets and low stature at maturity. The fruits are numerous; small to medium in size with excellent flavor that Dr. Elliott loved.

Mature plant size is 3-4 feet tall and wide with an upright habit. Evergreen in its southern range, Sunshine Blue is also quite cold-hardy, successfully growing into USDA zone 6 (where it is semi-deciduous). This cultivar yields 5-9 pounds of sweet, medium-sized berries on a mature plant. Berries can be picked over a 3-5 week period. Sunshine Blue is also self-pollinating, though slightly higher yields (and larger berries) can be realized with cross-pollination from another cultivar.


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