August 18, 2017

Characteristics of Blueberry Cultivars for Minnesota

Cultivar Yield potential Hardiness Berry size Flavor Firmness Plant size (height x spread in ft) Machine harvest Season
Chippewa High Excellent Med-large Sweet Good 4.5 x 4 Good? Mid
Northblue High Excellent Large Tart Fair 3 x 4 Fair? Mid
Polaris Med-High Very good Med Sweet, aromatic Exc 4 x 4 Good? Early
Northland High Very good Med Mild Good 4 x 4 Fair? Mid
St. Cloud Med – High Very good Med Sweet Good 5 x 4 Good? Early
Superior High Excellent Med Sweet-Tart Good 5 x 4 Unknown Late
Northcountry Med Very good Small Lowbush – mild Poor 2.5 x 4 Poor? Early
Northsky Low Very good Small Lowbush – sweet Poor 2 x 3 Poor? Mid
Patriot Med Good Large Tart, aromatic Good 4.5 x 4 Fair? Early
Jersey Low – Med Fair Med Mild Good 5 x 5 Good Late
Bluecrop Low Fair Large Sweet – mild V. good 5 x 5 Good Mid