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Sweetheart Blueberry

'Sweetheart' Blueberry

Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'

Item # 38349

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It's the only one of its kind in the world! A blueberry that sets 2 crops instead of just 1 has long been a dream of many gardeners, and now 'Sweetheart' has made it come true . . . deliciously!

'Sweetheart' is technically a Northern Highbush, but it thrives from north to south, needing no pollinator to set up to 15 pounds of berries a year. (Yes, you read that correctly!) The first crop is in late spring or early summer. The second is at summer's end. You won't believe the yields -- plump, firm, delicious berries with a very sweet bite.

And you don't need to do anything special to get 'Sweetheart' to work its re-fruiting magic. It's just as easy to grow as any other Blueberry, thriving in full sun in cool northern climates, afternoon or partial shade farther south and west. If you have other Blueberry varieties growing in the garden, no problem -- 'Sweetheart' will actually probably set even more berries if planted near other varieties. It is quite cold-hardy, thriving with 750 to 800 chill hours.

'Sweetheart' is the result of breeding work at Duke University from Dr. Mark Ehlenfeldt, and we are delighted to be able to offer it to you this season. Expect the shrub to reach 5 to 6 feet high and about 3 to 4 feet wide, with white blooms in spring before the masses of frosty blue berries. Eat them fresh from the garden or turn them into jams, jellies, pies, and sauces!

Certain to sell out quickly, Sweetheart is a must-have for the berry lover. Reserve yours today! Zones 4-8.

Review Summary
(Based on 2 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


Full with good structure!
Veta64 from AL wrote on October 15, 2019:

I have to agree with the first reviewer. These are full and well branched. Look forward to many years of blueberry picking and memories with my great grand babies. Wayside ships these so well packaged. They made the trip none the worse for wear. Soil was slightly moist on arrival. Very healthy plants.

Hardy bush!
Pamela Murphy from IL wrote on September 27, 2016:

Received my Sweetheart blueberries and had to order three more as they were well branched and of large size. I'm confident that in a few years I'll have many blue berries to share with the grandchildren. Really good looking, well grown plants... Order some!