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Blueberry Buddy Blue

The Latest Blueberry and Pollinator for Pink Lemonade

Blueberry Buddy Blue
 
 
 

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Product information "Blueberry Buddy Blue"

Blueberries from June to early October? Is that possible? Buddy Blue closes, so to speak, the last gap in this concept as the latest variety that ripens in September, partly until well into October and thus prolongs the blue glory by one month. Buddy Blue belongs to the group of so-called Rabbiteye blueberries, which get their name from the ripening, white-dotted, red fruits are reminiscent of the eyes of albino rabbits...Anyway, this semi-evergreen blueberry variety and especially this species is fully hardy, but it loses most of its leaves in cold winters. While the normal blueberries, which the Americans call Northern Highbush Blueberries, are largely self-fertile, the Rabbiteyes often rely on pollination by other varieties; however, we have also experienced sufficient yields when Buddy Blue stands alone.

But just the background of Rabbiteye blueberries makes Buddy Blue the perfect mate for Pink Lemonade®. Our trials in recent years have shown that Pink Lemonade® bears fruit alone, but that the yield is left to be desired. Planting another genetically related blueberry next to it works wonders. The latest blueberry variety Buddy Blue, which belongs to the so-called Rabbiteye group of blueberries, has shown the best results. And really, if one investigates the pedigree of Pink Lemonade®, one quickly realises that even in their 'veins' a certain part of Rabbiteye blood flows.

Maturity: September to October, the very inferential, in Switzerland and Southern Germany in late August to late September, in Central and Northern Germany in September to mid-October
Fruits: Light blue, medium to large; in large, dense clusters
Taste: Good flavour, with stronger, accented sourness than the summer varieties
Yield: Medium height, but very elongated, the fruits will not burst, even with frequent rain and they do not begin to rot
Growth/health: Strong and rather wide, typical, almost like coated with powder, white-blue-green leaves; due to the Rabbiteye influence, this species is semi-evergreen, but it has good frost resistance. However, if possible do not plant too exposed in full sun. In my opinion, it has the most beautiful leaves of all blueberries!
Pollination: Buddy Blue® is the ideal pollinators for Pink Lemonade® due to its consanguinity; the species itself appears to be self-fertile enough, but it has better yields when planted together with normal blueberry plants like Duke, Bluecrop, Blue Roma and Blue Dessert!

Tips

Distance from the pollinator variety Plant the Pinkberry and blueberry Buddy Blue ideally at a distance of about 1.5 m from each other. However, the pollination should also work with a distance of 5-10 m.
 
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period September, October
  • Final height 120cm to 140cm
  • Final width 100cm to 120cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Plant Type semi-evergreen
  • Autumn Colouration shades of red and yellow
  • Sweetness sweet/sour
  • Use for containers, for wild gardens, as a hedge, for group plantings, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moderately heavy, light, acidic, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour white
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Easy Tip Based on our experience in the variety tests but also in customer service, we have awarded this plant with the title “Lubera Easy Tip”. With this designation, we emphasise only those plants that according to our experience work (almost) everywhere; they are easy to grow and bear fruits or produce flowers quickly and without problems. These are plants that can be enjoyed immediately and without effort once planted.
  • Lubera Selection This plant is an exclusive launch from Lubera. Lubera searches worldwide for new varieties and species that will make gardening more exciting and easier! We encounter new products again and again that we can exclusively bring to the market after intensive testing.

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Dec 10, 2018

Invoice ref 309682 (Wong)

Ordered this blueberry and also other things and had a query after ordering. Did not receive a response to my email query and no answer each time I try to call customer service. Delivery estimated on 5 Dec. Still have not received anything to date and still have not received any response to my emails or anyone answering my calls. Appalling service and non delivery! Looks like a legit company but given experience, makes me question this.! No other avenue and hopefully a public comment like this will yield some sort of response!

 

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