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Sweetheart is the ultimate Blueberry as it is the only one to bear fruit TWICE in a season! Pretty blooms turn into gaggles of sweet, plump blueberries that are a heart-healthy snack. Get ready with your basket in summer and fall as you'll pick up to 15 pounds of berries that are certain to be yummy baked into pies and made into jams. Very ornamental among your flower beds.

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Sweetheart Blueberry

Produces 2 Big Crops a Year - Spring & Fall

Size:  1 Gallon
Ships:
Sep 29th, 2014
List: $49.95
Sale: $24.98
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Planting Mix for Blueberry Bushes
Planting Mix

Helps your Sweetheart Blueberry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. 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 for acid loving plants. 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.


Soil Contents
$13.95
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Bird Netting
Bird Netting

Protect your investment from wildlife damage. This netting will prevent birds and other small wildlife from eating your fruits and berries before they are able to be harvested.

This lightweight bird netting is made from durable, U.V. protected polypropylene. It is virtually invisible once installed.


Bird Netting
$19.95
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
$29.95
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Sweetheart Blueberry
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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 need nutrition.

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


DIEHARD Transplant
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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!




Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Height: 4-6 ft.
Mature Width: 4-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, OR, WA
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Sweetheart Blueberry

Specific Directions for Sweetheart Blueberry

Your Blueberry bushes will thrive in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. The more sunlight that your bushes get, the more fruit they'll produce as long as they are in a well drained area of your yard, that doesn't collect any standing water.

Acidic soil with a pH balance ranging from 4.09 to 5.5 will be best for your Blueberry Bushes. Use a pH meter to measure the acidity of your soil and add sulfur or Peat Moss to increase your soil's acidity level.

Fertilize your Blueberry Bushes early every Spring, as your Bushes emerge from winter dormancy and flower. Midsummer after you harvest your Blueberries fertilize your bushes again. Use an organic fertilizer for an acid loving shrub.

Your Blueberries won't be ready to be picked until their stems appear blue, not red or green. Once your Blueberries are ripe they will be a dusty dark blue color.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Sweetheart Blueberry.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Sweetheart Blueberry gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Sweetheart Blueberry again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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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
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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.
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3 months ago
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.
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JUST RECEIVED 2 SWEETHEART BLUEBERRY BUSHES IN GREAT SHAPE WITH BERRIES ON EACH ONE! VERY PLEASED!
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is this suitable for a pot? or do I have to plant in the ground?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: I put mine in the ground immediately. It's still pretty small after a year and a half or so, but I imagine eventually you'd need to put it in the ground to stay healthy.
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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.
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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what time of year is best to plant these plants?
Lori R on Aug 29, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately, we live in North Texas and the Blue Berry plant did not survive our hot dry summer. I planted it in late fall and it went dormant during the winter, but with the arrival of the high heat (100 deg), it just couldn't stand up to the severe sun. We watered it, but the direct sun was just too much. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Our soil is alkaline as well and I think they do better in an Acidic soil like East Texas or Louisiana.
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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
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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.
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Do you have to purn them? I like to do that myself and want a bigger tree.
Steve on Sep 13, 2014
Best Answer: We prune everything back in the fall.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 6, 2014
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How long does it take for these blueberry bushes to fully mature ?
JOHN B on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: mine have done nothing
Reply · Report · elliot r on Jul 31, 2014
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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/ZoneMap.htm
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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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.
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Sweetheart Blueberry can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
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late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.