Background info. I grew Duke, Patriot, Elliot, Toro, Bluejay, Blueray and Chandler in ground for about five years before I gave up two years ago. Only Chandler produced a decent amount of tasty berries for me.
Duke and Patriot produced a lot of small, tart berries. The rest produced sparingly. I had a very difficult time lowering my soil ph (even when planting in 100% peat moss) and very high ph water. Such factors affected growth, productivity and possibly taste of the berries.
I like sweet blueberries. It does not have to be totally sweet but the berries I like should have more sweetness than tartness. I don’t want to use the word “well-balanced” here because that can be subjective. I know a lot of forum member like blueberries that are more tart/sour. Not me.
Of all the varieties I grew, Chandler was the one l like. It’s large and not tart. I can’t remember the taste of Toro, Bluejay or Blueray.
I’d like to try growing a few northern highbush varieties again this year. This time they will be pots and watered with more acidic water.
Do you have sweet blueberry varieties that you’d like to recommend, please? Thank you for your help.