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Blueberry Rubel

The most complete of all blueberries

Blueberry Rubel


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Product information "Blueberry Rubel"

Rubel is one of the first actual blueberries, which was introduced to the market in the U.S. at the beginning of the 20th century. Although it has slightly smaller fruits than most newer varieties, it has a lot to offer: Rubel has been rediscovered, especially because the fruits have a more intense flavour and because it has been shown that the antioxidant potential and thus the health value of this variety is much higher than that of most other blueberry varieties. In Europe, it is mainly the well-known English garden writer James Wong (The Homegrown Revolution) who praises this variety in his books.

A better taste with good health as well? We could not resist this and therefore we have added this variety to our range. Note: Rubel is basically very disease resistant, but the variety hates wet locations and suffers earlier than other cultivated blueberries.
Maturity: Early August
Fruits: Small, dark blue; when fully ripe, the flesh from the skin has a light blue colour; Rubel has an extremely high content of antioxidant substances, about 3 times as high as Bluecrop
Taste: Intense flavour, sweet with sourness; for fresh enjoyment; but also the best blueberry for baking, e.g. muffins
Yield: Average yield
Growth/health: Tight, upright growth, does not grow well on wet soils; need acidic soil


What do the red leaves on blueberries in August/September mean? If blueberries start to bear red leaves in August/September (this does not apply to the red shoot tips during active growth), then this usually means that the plants do not feel comfortable. Either they have too little fertiliser, the soil is too chalky or soil-borne pests such as the black vine weevil have been mischievous.
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period August
  • Final height 120cm to 140cm
  • Final width 80cm to 100cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Plant Type deciduous
  • 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

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Jan 16, 2019

Blueberry 'Rubel'. (Vanessa Baker)

The 'Rubel variety of Blueberry - how old are the plants you dispatch and are they fruiting already ? What size pot would you recommend to transfere it into please ?

Feb 11, 2019

Blueberry Rubel (Lubera)

The plants are 2 years old and fruit directly. I would transplant those in a pot with 15 liter or bigger.

Nov 16, 2015

Blueberry varieties (Linda )

Hello Lubera i want to buy a couple of blueberry bushes, and think I may settle on Rubel and Blueroma. Do I need to consider pollination or will these two bushes flower and fruit if they are relatively close to each other? Also...if I buy them in late November/ early December (as a birthday present) should we plant them straight out in the garden to face the winter, or keep them somewhere more sheltered until the Spring. Do you agree these are good choices for taste, or can you suggest another, maybe a third bush to extend the fruiting season? Thanks...Linda

Nov 23, 2015

Blueberry Rubel"? (sonja dreher)

these two blueberries are good pollinators. The taste of these varieties belongs to the best we have
You can plant them right out into the garden, if you receive them. They are absolutely winterhardy.
You can also combine these two with Blue Dessert.

kind regards
your Lubera team

Feb 13, 2015

Vine weevils (Maureen Lyne)

What product do you recommend to treat against Vine weevil grubs,when growing fruit in pots ? Many thanks. Maureen Lyne

Feb 16, 2015

Vine weevil grubs (Your Lubera Team - Sonja Hendrischke)

we recommend nematodes. This is biogligically safe.
You have to repeat it every year, if you notice any grubs. The temperature (of the soil in the pot) for the menatodes should not be too high, or they will die.
You can get the nematodes in gardencenters.

Kind regards
your Lubera Team