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Austin Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei

$34.95

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-t- Planting Mix
Austin Blueberry Planting Mix

Helps your Austin 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™ 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
Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 7-9
(hardy down to 10℉)



Growing Zones 7-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-10 ft.

Mature Width:

10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full

Spacing:

10-12 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Harvest Time:

June-July

Fruit Color:

Blue

Year to Bear:

Fruits the 1st Year!

Chill Hours (minimum):

450-550

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Vaccinium ashei

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, OR, WA

Bountiful Berry Bush that Doubles as an Impressive Ornamental

Beautiful Landscaping; Delicious Blueberries

The Austin blueberry is a rabbiteye blueberry variety that pulls double duty.  It’s an attractive ornamental landscape option that produces tasty, healthy, plump blueberries every year. Those in warmer climates (Zones 7-9) will receive some of the largest, juiciest blueberries one can grow.  

Get Blueberries as Early as THIS Summer!

The Austin Blueberry bush will not disappoint. When you plant blueberries in early spring you'll be able to enjoy your first harvest that very summer.  Thanks to hand-grafting, your Austin Blueberry Bush “thinks” it’s older. That means instead of waiting two to three years until you’re ready for blueberry picking season, you can reap the benefits of plucking giant berries the very first year!

Incomparable Strength and Longevity

Unlike blueberry plants you find at wholesale stores and most nurseries, your plant is shipped with the root system intact.  We don’t ship bare-root, so your bush will have a great head start, with a healthy root system ready to thrive as soon as it’s planted.  Furthermore, your Austin Blueberry plant is naturally low maintenance and does well on its own. 

Superior to Super Market Blueberries  

Berries at the market are convenient but nothing compares to the flavor of home-grown Austin Blueberries.  They’ll start out sweet and almost tangy, and as they ripen, get sweeter and juicier.  Supermarket berries are picked before they ripen and then chilled.  They never have a chance to sweeten.  The process used to provide berries to consumers is also expensive.  That cost is passed along on to you. 

You’ll save money and get better tasting berries with your own Austin Blueberry bush!

Your Recipes Will Take on a New Level “Oh My Goodness!”

Austin Blueberries are fantastic right off the vine, and are mouthwatering additions to salads and cooked dishes.

They are no limits to all the ways these berries will add pizazz to your meals.  From pancakes to marinades and homemade jams and jellies, you’re able to enjoy them all year from just one summer’s harvest.   Can them or freeze them to use in pastries, muffins and juice.  You’ll find this blueberry to be incredibly versatile.

A Convenient and Delicious Way to Get Your Daily Vitamins  

Increase your intake of vitamin K, magnesium and vitamin C with a handful of Austin blueberries each day. This sweet treat is low on the glycemic index and recent research indicates that blueberries can increase memory function in older adults.

You can even freeze these blueberries without harming the anthocyanin antioxidants.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year long!

Our customers LOVE this bush, so order now while they’re in stock. You can enjoy your own personal blueberry harvest this summer!  

 

 

 





Austin Blueberry Pollination


Austin Blueberry are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Planting & Care



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


Austin Blueberry  Planting Diretions

Location:  The Austin blueberry grows best in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 to 9. When fully grown, the bush reaches a height of 6 to 10 feet. Its width ranges from 9 to 10 feet.

 

Chill Hours: Austin blueberry plants require 450 to 500 chill hours to produce a crop of berries.

 

Planting Instructions: Choose a planting location in full sun for optimum growth. Although the Austin blueberry will grow in partial shade, its berry production may be impaired if it does not receive sufficient sunlight.

 

The Austin blueberry will not tolerate alkaline soil. For optimum growth and berry production, plant the Austin blueberry in a location with a soil pH of 4.0 to 5.5. The plant grows best in well-drained sandy loam. It is advised that you work acidic organic matter such as rotted pine bark or oak leaves into site prior to planting.

 

Dig a hole that is three times the diameter of the Austin blueberry and just as deep as the plant’s root ball. Mix peat moss into the soil at a ratio of 50 percent peat moss with 50 percent garden soil. Place the Austin blueberry plant’s root ball into the hole. The Austin blueberry is a shallow rooted bush so make sure the plant’s top roots are only slightly below the soil’s topline. Fill the hole in with the peat moss and soil mixture. Tamp the soil down the roots to remove all air pockets. Water the newly planted Austin blueberry thoroughly after planting to settle the soil around the plant’s roots and remove air pockets.

 

Mulching: Apply a 4-6 inch layer of mulch around the bush 2 feet around the base to prevent weed growth. Do not use manure or mushroom compost, both might kill the Austin blueberry. Use peat moss, pine straw, pine bark, leaves, or grass clippings as mulch. If weeds grow around the blueberry plant, hand pluck them and discard.

 

Spacing:  If planting the blueberry plants in a hedgerow, space the plants 5 to 6 feet apart in rows that are spaced 10 to 12 feet apart. If planting individual blueberry plants, space plants no more than 10 feet apart to ensure adequate pollination.

 

Establishing Instructions: Remove all flowers from the Austin blueberry plant the first year to encourage the plant to establish itself before it produces berries. 

Watering: Water the Austin blueberry plant twice a week to keep the soil evenly moist. In clay soil, water only once a week. Once established, the plant requires approximately 1 inch of water per week.

 

Fertilizer: Avoid fertilizing the Austin blueberry plant until it is fully established. The first year, apply a  ½ to 1 ounce application of 21-0-0 fertilizer to the plant. Once established, fertilize the Austin blueberry plant two or three times a year. Use an organic and slow-release synthetic fertilizer. Never fertilize after August as this will promote new growth late in the year which will be subject to freeze damage.

 

Pruning:  After the blueberry plant is established, thin out the lower limbs of the blueberry bush. Thin away any vigorous shoots to keep the interior of the bush fairly open.

Planting & Care

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Can you plant these in a container?
Katie D on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Don't make the mistake of using Miracle Gro potting soil or highly fertilized potting soil. Blueberries prefer poorly fertilized soil with a PH of between 4.5 and 5.5. Do yourself a favor and pick up a cheap PH probe from any nursery or Home Depot and test your soil PH before planting them.
Your average potting soil from the store will have a PH of about 7 which is too high for blueberries.
I am now trying to lower my PH using coffee grounds and various other methods.

I used a large container and also purchased the Tophat blueberry bush.
They appear to be doing very well and I am looking forward to my first harvest.

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