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Sweetheart Blueberry

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-t- Planting Mix
Sweetheart Blueberry Planting Mix

Helps your Sweetheart Blueberry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ (DIEHARD™) Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 4-8



Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4-6 ft.

Mature Width:

4-6 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, OR, WA

Produces 2 Big Crops a Year - Spring & Fall

Blueberry lovers, hold onto your hats! There's a new 'super' berry in town, and this Sweetheart Blueberry is going to take your breath away.

After 10 years of testing, Sweetheart is finally making its debut and it's already made quite a splash with the blueberry-loving crowd.

This Sweetheart Blueberry has everything going for it-especially the fact that it is the only re-fruiting blueberry on the market. That's right, you get TWO harvests in one plant! Fist-sized clusters of round buds arrive leads Sweetheart to surrender its first bushels of fat, juicy blueberries bursting with fabulously sweet flavor in summer.

But Sweetheart really won us over when we heard it offered not one, but TWO crops of mouth watering berries each year! The first one is in summer and a second one in fall--yielding around 15 pounds of blueberries per year. Impressive!

We couldn't wait to get our hands on Sweetheart Blueberry to get it to our loyal customers as it is not only productive, but it is gorgeous. Adorned with uniquely shaped blooms, we think this plant will make a stunning ornamental addition to your patio planter or garden.

We guarantee this Sweetheart Blueberry bush will not disappoint, and will deliver plump succulent berries of exceptional size and flavor that will surely leave you swooning over your morning blueberry pancakes and salivating over your blueberry muffins.

Sweetheart is a baker's delight! Experts crossed the best qualities of two top producing varieties of blueberry with superior characteristics, to create a hybrid masterpiece that is highly adaptable and vigorous in a sizeable growing zone (4-8).

News of Sweetheart's highly-anticipated release is spreading like wildfire, and these bushes are selling fast. Don't wait and be left without one-quickly put your order in today before we are sold out!





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Customer Reviews

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We bought 4 blueberry bushes and they came as a stick with a little leaves on it! Not that pleased about it! I was reading reviews one said that theirs came with blueberries already on it. We will be lucky if we have fruit next year.
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I recently purchased one of these from FGT and was quite disappointed in the way it was shipped. I had read reviews on other plants on how great things were packaged, so perhaps I just had an isolated experience. My Sweetheart Blueberry arrived with the additional bag of potting mix I purchased thrown on top of it inside of the tree box. It is a small plant, and only had two skinny branches growing off of it so far, and the weight of the bag mix had snapped off one of the main branches. I planted the remaining part of the bush, and so far it seems to be doing ok. It has a couple of bits of new growth showing, although I think it will be sometime before I am able to review how the berries produce and taste. For the price I think I was just expecting a fuller bush and better handling of the plant when packaged
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
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Medium
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Tender
 
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Very healthy plant and lot of berries
I ordered one 1-gallon size sweetheart blueberry last year; I live in New Jersey and we had a real long and cold winter, two large size blueberry bushes I ordered from other nursery died, however this sweetheart blueberry survived, growing very well, produced a lot of flowers followed by berry fruits! best of all, it does not attract insects or animals, very healthy with large beautiful leaves and is maintenance free. I will order a few more sweetheart blueberries from FGT
May 23, 2015
Growing Zone:
6
We planted them last fall and this spring they produced lots of berries. They are also growing well in all directions. I'm quite pleased.
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
JUST RECEIVED 2 SWEETHEART BLUEBERRY BUSHES IN GREAT SHAPE WITH BERRIES ON EACH ONE! VERY PLEASED!
December 31, 2012
Overpriced for what I got!
I was quite disappointed in the 1 gallon size plant I got. I got a gallon of dirt and a 6" stick! I am hoping it will do something.

I have purchased other products from this sight and have been quite happy but not so much with this.
April 12, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Sweetheart Blueberry
I planted the tree this Spring and it has barely grown. It looks healthy - but no flowering or getting bigger as I was expecting.
July 25, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
No fruits yet
Still haven't gotten any blueberries yet, has lots of leaves but nothing yet.
July 24, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
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Hardiness
Tender
 
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My first time........
I got six plants spring 2014 They were small,and looked a bit sick. Followed the planting instructions and this spring they tripled in size and got about 20 blueberries each plant and the berries were the size of cherries and were sweet. I am looking forward to the fall to see how they turn out.
July 17, 2015
Growing Zone:
8
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Beautiful Fall Leaves
Planted this late summer. Will keep you updated on the growth and production of this bush.
November 9, 2014
newark, NJ
Growing Zone:
7

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Sweetheart Blueberry


Sweetheart Blueberry Planting Diretions

The Blueberry is a deciduous shrub. The leaves are spirally arranged, narrow, and start out red-bronze in the spring only to develop into a dark-green. The flowers of the Blueberry are white, and bell-shaped. The fruit is a berry, which is dark blue to black, and has a thin wax coating.

Seasonal information: Blueberries are grown as an ornamental plant for its fall colors, typically bright orange or red. It is also a highly regarded "super food", containing beneficial vitamins and nutrients.

Location: When selecting a site to plant your Blueberry bush, make sure the site has full sun and drains well. The plant grows best in moist soil, not in soggy soil. Blueberry plants require acidic, well-draining soil. When planted in soils with a pH higher than 5.5, blueberry plants do not absorb nutrients adequately and become more susceptible to disease. Blueberry plants contract moisture-related diseases when exposed to humid conditions or standing water.

Planting instructions: Dig a hole with the shovel that is about twice the size of the root ball of the bush. Make sure the hole is the same depth as the container it comes in. When planting more than one blueberry bush, dig holes that are at least five feet apart in rows that are 10 feet apart. Amend the soil from the hole with peat moss. Make sure to thoroughly mix the peat moss with the soil from the hole. Place the Blueberry bush in the hole. Cover the roots with soil-peat moss mix.

Watering: Your blueberry bushes will need to be watered regularly to make certain that the root system becomes well established. The soil surrounding your tree should be moist, but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of both over or under watering.

Fertilization: You do not need to fertilize the Blueberry bush at the time of planting. Fertilize the Blueberry bush twice a year, once in the spring and once after harvest.

Weed Control: Hand-pull weeds near the blueberry shrubs. You can damage the shallow root system with garden tools.

Pests and Disease: Blueberries grow best in acidic soil and are subject to few pests and diseases. The Blueberries are not self-fertile, so two compatible varieties should be planted next to each other to maintain growth and fruiting. If maintained with mulching, the berries can handle temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Blueberries can mature to the height of three to six feet with a width of up to three feet. The plant has few insect or disease problems; however, birds and squirrels are prone to eating them.

Pruning: Blueberries require only minimal pruning. Lower limbs can be thinned out to keep the fruit from touching the soil, and excessively vigorous upright shoots can be thinned out several feet from the ground to keep the center of the bush open, and to keep the bearing surface within reach. Spindly, weak, or dead branches should be thinned out annually during the dormant season.

Pollination: Blueberries are not self-fertile and must have two or more varieties to pollinate each other. Honeybees are inefficient pollinators, and carpenter bees frequently cut the corollas to rob nectar without pollinating the flowers. Blueberries do best when pollinated by buzz pollination by bees, such as the native southeastern blueberry bee.


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I like plump blueberries and hybrids are more resistant too disease
jeff q on Sep 13, 2016
Would love to have my own blueberries in my backyard
Edeltraud G on Sep 5, 2016
I like plump blueberries and hybrids are more resistant too disease
jeff q on Sep 13, 2016
farm life
Douglas H on Sep 6, 2016
Would love to have my own blueberries in my backyard
Edeltraud G on Sep 5, 2016
Thanks to Pam, I'm creating a beautiful new yard. I realized that I didn't have any editable plants .blueberry is the best choice as their so nutritious.
susan H on Sep 5, 2016
Just bought a house and would like to grow some fruit and start a garden. Found your website after going to all the local nurseries in the area that are selling fruit trees and bushes that about 2 feet tall at inflated prices. I also like the fact that you have a warranty on the shrubs and trees, can't find that at any nursery around here.

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Delonce M on Sep 1, 2016
not much to choose from I think to late in the season
GEORGE T on Aug 29, 2016
they look delicious
lisa w on Aug 29, 2016
Always wanted to have my own blueberry plants. Fast Growing Trees offered many choices of blueberry, they pay special attention and give information about growing zones so you are able to get plants that will thrive the best for your part of the country.
Heidi Z on Aug 21, 2016
Healthy desert,
Michael C on Aug 13, 2016
Love blueberries and these are suppose s d to yield 2 crops. Hope so!
Steve B on Aug 12, 2016
Healthy eating
Lee William Conniff W on Aug 11, 2016
Harvesting twice a year is extremely appealing!
Stacy D on Aug 11, 2016
My grandson loves them.
Manuel P on Jul 24, 2016
Building fruit garden
Carol E on Jul 22, 2016
We love Blueberry's and these have 2 harvests a year.
Billy P on Jul 16, 2016
Hopig to have a nice blueberry plant
Lyubomir D on Jul 12, 2016
Good to grow in my cards
Lauren P on Jul 7, 2016
Love blueberries! Already have more than a dozen bushes of different varieties, but had to try these.
Susan W on Jul 3, 2016
Love blueberries. My family is trying to be self sustained and this just adds to our goals.
Amena B on Jul 3, 2016
My kids love blueberries!
Desiree B on Jul 3, 2016
Girlfriend loves blueberry
JAMES W on Jul 2, 2016
I have other kind of blueberry bushes
Fang L on Jun 30, 2016
one of the last ones I got did not survive, I am trying to replace it. Unfortunately, I did not get a warranty then
Gardner on Jun 24, 2016
Wanted to send something to my sister that she can grow and eat from her Texas garden. Hopefully, she gets a good crop of blueberries.
NORMA C on Jun 23, 2016
I love blueberry
Yan T on Jun 11, 2016
health
al r on Apr 22, 2016
I love blueberries. I wanted to grow my own.
Suzanne P on Apr 20, 2016
Planted late so a slow grower, lasted through the winter so (yay!) hopefully the little plant grows fast like the other berry plants i purchased last year
Brian K on Apr 14, 2016
We love blueberries.
Heather C on Apr 7, 2016
Bumper crops,fairly easy to maintain, health benefits.
DENNIS L. B on Apr 6, 2016
dreaming of blueberry pies
Jennifer G on Apr 4, 2016
And the same goes for these as for the Blackberries
Robert Jake S on Mar 29, 2016
I already have rabbit eye blueberry bushes and needed a different type of blueberry plant to help them pollinate. I love the fact that Sweetheart blueberry produce twice. Because all four of my grandchildren love blueberries and usually beat the birds. They will be very happy and I will probably have to get another one.
Melinda S on Mar 29, 2016
I chose this item based on the customer reviews. The site information outshines most in the market place in my opinion.
Paul M on Mar 26, 2016
General tolerance to the weather in my area, NYState, and that they are self pollenating.
John O on Mar 24, 2016
you did not have blueberry plants I wanted in stock
Bertha G on Mar 22, 2016
balances fruit selection and provides camouflage for fencing around garden.
gregory m on Mar 22, 2016
I love blueberries and want to grow my own since I have retired.
Candy D on Mar 22, 2016
Self-polinating and suitable for growing in a patio container (at least for beginning). I might transplant in the ground at a later time.
Ekaterina B on Mar 22, 2016
This is a gift for a friend. Description and ratings were good. Two yields a special treat I know she'll enjoy.
Amy K on Mar 18, 2016
two harvests each year is very appealing.
Marc F on Mar 14, 2016
Final attempt to grow blueberries in Texas.
Donald M on Mar 10, 2016
foe the antioxidants it provides
Norma R on Mar 10, 2016
Love fresh fruit and a twice a season harvest with this strain
John R on Mar 5, 2016
Blueberries are so healthy for you, but commercial growers often use pesticides on them, and organically grown blueberries can be very expensive. We planted two of these bushes right after we moved into our home, and hope to get enough blueberries this Summer to both eat and freeze for smoothies. We love the idea of growing our own food, and being in control of the food we eat. Everything we've purchased from Fast-Growing trees has been wonderful, and we couldn't be happier!
Erin C on Feb 11, 2016
My toddler loves blueberries and outdoors. Also had positive reviews and liked the fusion of the 2 types to be able to self pollinate.
Laila R on Feb 3, 2016
Because it has two growing seasons
Abner S on Dec 29, 2015
plentiful harvest, great variety and hardy
Denise M on Nov 25, 2015
I like blueberrys
Michael A on Nov 8, 2015
I have just purchased two of these bushes and am looking forward to having loads of fresh blueberries soon!
Holly C on Oct 28, 2015
farm life
Douglas H on Sep 6, 2016
Thanks to Pam, I'm creating a beautiful new yard. I realized that I didn't have any editable plants .blueberry is the best choice as their so nutritious.
susan H on Sep 5, 2016
is this suitable for a pot? or do I have to plant in the ground?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted two plants in large pots with the proper mix of acidic soil and mulch. They are both growing like crazy, and I have already ate the first few berries from them. Both have new shoots growing and look very healthy!
How old is the plant and when can I expect fruit? (Sweetheart Blueberry)
A shopper on Jun 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They're about a year old, and you could expect it to have fruit by next Summer.
Is this self-pollinating? Or do I have to purchase 2-3 plants for them to pollinate.
Siobhan on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: NO! that is the great thing about this Blueberry... It is completely self-pollinating, no need for multiple varieties.
will this variety keep it's leaves all year?
karen on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, They drop off in the fall
if I order now, when can I expect it to bear, and would this time of year be ok?
Brenda P on Jun 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These plants produce fruit in the early Spring. Blueberries mature and are harvested mid summer. Existing fruit may fall off of the plant in transit, so you would most likely have fruit next summer. If temperatures aren't scorching hot you can plant Sweetheart Blueberry bushes now, but if temperatures are consistently in the 90's it will be better to wait until the early Fall when it cools off.
Do Deer eat this blueberry bush? I have a lot of deer roaming through my yard day and night.
Janice S on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I must admit I am not totally sure about that variety but our deer do not seem to bother the blueberries we have. We are in the mountains of western N.C.with a lot of deer. They love out tulips and hostas but the blueberries do not appear eaten - -yet. Hope this helps.
Distance between Plants?
Charles M on Feb 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: About 5 feet or so.
Will this bush take low temperatures?
Norlene W on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It survived a very cold winter in NY last year as a young plant without any protection. However, it also does not grow very fast and was tiny when we got it.
When is the best time to plant blueberries?
Ann M on Oct 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The spring and fall are good times to plant them.
Are the sweetheart blueberries rabbit & deer resistant?
K A on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is hard to say that they are resistant to deer and rabbit. They are attracted to the fruit. We would suggest getting some netting for you blueberry bush.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/Bird-Netting.htm?utm_source=office&utm_medium=PHONE_MAIN&utm_campaign=PHONE
What is the best way to over winter Blueberries in containers? I live in zone 5
Katie D on Aug 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Katie,
Not sure about container grown plants. I planted mine in the ground and they are doing well. This is their 2nd year. They produced some blueberries which between the grandchildren and the birds I got maybe 5 berries total. I've netted them which should take care of the bird problem. The grandkids is a bigger challenge. I would think the primary thing you want to prevent is the pot freezing all the way through in real cold weather. Wrapping them in a blanket and having them get sunlight on a dark pot during daylight should work. Watering regularly so the roots can continue to grow is important as well. Occasional plant food with discretion. My wife is an avid coffee drinker and she brews a weakened 2nd pot that I water the plants with. They seem to thrive on it. Hope you get plenty of berries next season.
What variety will pollinate Sweetheart's TWO flowerings? Presumably, I'd need 2 other varieties to get 2 crops!
Christa L on Jun 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Since this is the fist blueberry to produce 2 crops a year, it is best to get 3 sweetheart plants for maximum pollination.
Can I use pine bark mulch with this blueberry bush because pine bark is acidic?
Mary M on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: i am in very hot SC and my sweetheart blueberries do very well here if you can keep them watered enough.
will sweetheart blueberry tolerate hot weather (90-100 degrees)?
stuart l on Mar 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes, mine are already experiencing SC's hot temperatures in the 90s. they are thriving but need to have enough water.
Will this plant be okay to grow in Zone 9 if potted in a large container that will be in partial sun?
1FlaGirl on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is not recommended for a zone 9 and this particular blueberry does prefer to be planted in the ground. I would suggest trying a BrazelBerries Peach Sorbet blueberry bush.
I live in zone 8b, can I still grow plants listed as zone 8?
Scott S on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can still plant trees and shrubs listed as zone 8.
I live in NC. If I order one of these now is it okay to plant it?
David F on Oct 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Blueberries can be planted year round in your climate.
HOW WELL DO THESE BLUEBERRIES CAN OR PRESERVE?
RICK T on Aug 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These Blueberries preserve very well. Their sweet taste is ideal for preserving.
How sweet are the berries?
Jo F on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My plants were planted spring of 2012. This is the first year I let then bear fruit. A bountiful first year of the best, sweetest berries I could imagine. RMB
Can the berry tree grow in Florida. And with berries?
A shopper on Jul 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Sweetheart Blueberry is only recommended for zone 8 in Northern Florida.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
why can't this ship to wa state?
A shopper on Jul 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately Washington State has agricultural laws put in place that prevent us from legally shipping Sweetheart Blueberry bushes there.

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