Wow, lots of great suggestions. This will be fun! What really got me started was my 16 month old’s insatiable appetite for blueberries…I may need to take out a second mortgage to keep her fed and happy.
It sound like some of the favorites are Spartin, Liberty, Parriot, Chandler and then maybe Jersey, Legacy, Nelson, Darrow. I’d guess the quality of the berries also depends on growing conditions.
Thinking things through, I may end up buying three bushes instead of two…I have the room for it. Ideally I would want to buy blueberries from the local nursery here, but they didn’t know which varieties they would have in stock until April. So, I may have to go the mail order route instead just to be sure I’m able to plant some of the varieties that were recommended. Shopping around, it also looks like a lot of mail order are limited on varieties…One Green World looks to have quite a few though.
Here in Colorado, the suggested way of growing blueberies from our local ag extension is to actually bury an entire bale of peat moss, plastic and all. Poke a few holes in the bottom of the bale for drainage, and then cut a hole at the top for the bush to be planted in. Mulch around the top to keep water in and heat buildup down from the bale.