Duke

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Highbush Blueberry

Unlike the dwarf blueberry, which grows in clusters, the corymb blueberry is bushy, which makes it perfect for row cropping, and its berries are 3-5 times larger. Initiated in Quebec during the 1960s, production has developed rather rapidly over the past ten years. Hybrids were developed by the USDA during the first half of the 20th Century, through selective reproduction of the native dwarf blueberry. This is a magnificent shrub that yields superb large berries, but its hardiness must be considered before purchasing. Best performance requires three cultivars.

Duke

This variety is hardy, upright, early blooming, and slightly open. It stands 1.5 metres high at maturity and has good hardiness for zones 4-8. It blooms and ripens early and is also very productive, one of the best in North America. The flavourful berries are sweet and savoury. The plant is known for its excellent yield and is suitable for machanical harvest.