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  • Sweetheart Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic for Sale

    Sweetheart Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic for Sale

    Sweetheart Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic for Sale

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Sweetheart Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic

Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'


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-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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Sweetheart Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic Planting Mix

Helps your Sweetheart Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic 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.

Coarse 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

Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 7

Mature Height:

3-6 ft.

Mature Width:

3-6 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

June - September

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'

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Spring and Fall Crops: Delicious and Organic

Two growing seasons each year, all organic. The Sweetheart Blueberry Bush delivers two harvests during spring and fall under most conditions. Bounties of fresh, juicy blueberries burst forth in late May or June and then again in August – a yield of nearly 15 pounds of blueberries per year. 

And the best part? This Sweetheart Blueberry Bush is organic, so no harsh sprays or chemicals are necessary. Those sweet, medium to large, ultra-plump berries are totally healthful and free of harmful pesticides. They’re the perfect hybrid of Southern and Northern Highbush berries, so their texture is incredibly juicy yet firm. From muffins to pancakes to a delicious handful directly off the bush, they’re the ideally delectable treat.

Plus, these blueberries strike the scene in a unique, powder-blue silhouette that’s artful and attention-grabbing, with blooms that are equally attractive. Each spring, uniquely-shaped white florals emerge and beautify each branch with ethereal vibes. The Sweetheart Blueberry Bush doubles as an ornamental, curb appeal staple and provider of fresh, crisp fruit.

Order your organic Sweetheart Blueberry Bush for both fresh fruit and one-of-a-kind beauty!

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Sweetheart Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic Pollination

Sweetheart Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Customer Reviews

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61 Reviews
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Plants are fine, but are not suitable for the soil
Blueberries need very acidic soil. Despite them being advertised as "Perfect for colorado", colorado has fairly alkaline soil(registering near 8ph), and this absolutely ruins any blueberry bush. I bought two, one died almost immediately, the second one is alive, but it took me sometime to figure out the issue and amend the soil so that is was below 7.0 ph
November 9, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Looks Good
Came in good shape. Leaves turned nice red color. Should be in good shape in spring. Will order more in spring. Want to add a cherry tree this year.
November 9, 2018
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
Living unlike Lowe’s BB bushes
So far so good ....
I purchased 3 from Lowe’s as well as 35 other perrenials
Every plant died and the bushes made it 1 month .
I have been pleased with fast growing. All but 1 cherry tree are doing well . Will be warranting that soon just in time for fal planting .
September 11, 2018
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
One is not doing well
We received two of the Sweetheart Blueberry Bushes - one is growing and doing well! The other remains unchanged and we are wondering if it will make it! They are too expensive to have one out of two not do well.
Both received at the same time and were about the same size! The one on the right remains unchanged!
Growing well - same conditions etc
August 24, 2018
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
Doing as well as can be expected
The bush arrived in perfect shape. I planted it in a mound because (a) My property is only 4.5 feet above sea level, and (b) we've had 40" of rain in the last two months. The mound has settled some and some of the leaves have taken on a reddish tinge. Otherwise it appears to be doing well. Come winter, when it's dormant, I'm going to dig it up and replant it in a higher mound.
August 23, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
died over winter.
Was very hopeful about the blueberry bush because it arrived bigger than expected! Planted in the summer, didn't grow big enough to produce anything for the fall and then when winter came and went it didn't survive. This was in MA where the grow zone is 6a.
August 21, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
They did not survive even though I spent a lot of time with them and took care of them. Survived the first year without growing then died the next early summer.
August 12, 2018
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
One month later the roots are growing and all my plants are happy and healthy
They arrived very fast. Two to a box. About12 inches tall with healthy green leaves. I didn't expect the plants to arrive in such good shape and to take off so quickly.
July 22, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Beautiful Blueberry Bush
This bush just feeds the birds. The few berries I manage to get are sweet and very juicy. No wonder the birds love them so. I know I should cover the bush once it flowers, but I don't and we always have birds chirping on our porch rails and raising babies in our bird houses.
July 21, 2018
Peekskill, NY
over 5 years ago
Growing Zone:
Nice plants
Plants showed up in very good condition. So far they are surviving no berries this year hopefully next.
July 14, 2018
8 months ago
Growing Zone:

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Sweetheart Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic

Sweetheart Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic 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. If maintained with mulching, the berries can handle temperatures as low as 20 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 self-fertile. However, you can plant 3 or more of the same variety to achieve maximum fruiting. 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.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I wanted to grow in a container
Chris W on Jan 5, 2019
Ones I bought from Box store not growing.
Richard W on Oct 11, 2018
I wanted to grow in a container
Chris W on Jan 5, 2019
I chose it because it harvests 2 times a year. Blueberries are also easy to maintain
Matthew L on Nov 3, 2018
Ones I bought from Box store not growing.
Richard W on Oct 11, 2018
Scott E on Jul 4, 2018
All of my purchases today are long term investments which will pay me back season after season all the way up until I sell my house where I will hopefully have some added valuation due to having established fruit bearing trees, bushes, and plants on the property. As you guys definitely know, there is nothing like going out back and grabbing some fresh fruits or vegetables.. these are just another addition to living off my land and controlling the quality of what goes in my body.
John O on Jun 16, 2018
I chose this because it’s a variety that produced two harvests.
Constance D on Jun 15, 2018
I wanted to try the new twice-a-year crop bush.
Jean H on Jun 11, 2018
Kimberly D on Jun 10, 2018
I like it.
Ping W on May 28, 2018
purchased other plants from willis orchard; need another variety of blueberry to help pollinate the ten plants purchased from willis orchard
paul c on May 26, 2018
I wanted to try the fruit
Jennifer M on Apr 23, 2018
Love the idea of having all these blueberries and the many ways of using them.
Reba O on Apr 22, 2018
I would enjoy picking fresh blueberries throughout the summer.
Peters C on Apr 15, 2018
We love blueberries and have a dozen bushes already.
Edward D on Apr 8, 2018
We love blueberry everything! From fresh off the tree, to pies, cobblers, and a special moon shine :)
Brian B on Apr 2, 2018
Zone compatible.
Jim M on Mar 27, 2018
Looking for larger berries which seem sweeter to me than small ones.
Vivian F on Mar 23, 2018
Richard S on Mar 19, 2018
Being from Ontario Canada, and currently own property in Northern Ont, just south of Sudbury,Ont I have wild blueberries in the bush behind the cabin..LOVE blueberries, make them into jams, pies, and of course by the handful..So this bush variety sounds wonderful to start growing in Michigan at the house there.
William W on Mar 18, 2018
Pretty berries
thelia H on Mar 8, 2018
Just sounded like the perfect bush for me
Patricia W on Mar 8, 2018
Nice medium size berry and a good quantity of berries per year.
Jimmie H on Mar 8, 2018
Like the high volume, low maintenence and they sound delicious.
Tim H on Mar 4, 2018
These are a gift for son, and sounded like what he was looking for.
Paula W on Mar 4, 2018
I was looking for a traditional blueberry tree for patio with less fuss.
Latosha A on Mar 3, 2018
I chose this one because of my zone area.
Leticia O on Mar 1, 2018
I am really interested in the two harvests per year!
CHRISTOPHER C on Feb 25, 2018
Looked like it will produce good blueberries
scott m on Feb 13, 2018
two crops a year might work as we have spring frosts
Marlin G on Feb 13, 2018
Valerie G on Jan 30, 2018
We love blueberrues. A local blueberry farm just closed.
Leinard W on Jan 24, 2018
two crops and self pollinating good for my zone first year bearing.
Guaitrie P on Jan 21, 2018
berries and bushes
leo j on Nov 19, 2017
Detail of berry sold us. Also produce twice a year was a seller
Jimmy B on Nov 5, 2017
Great for the deck and my toddlers are excited to grow their own fruits
Robert T on Oct 16, 2017
This product would grow well in my climate which is zone 5.
Jennifer G on Oct 4, 2017
nice fruit
Peggy D on Sep 13, 2017
My kids love to make icy fruit drinks so thought this would be a great addition to our ever expanding yard of fruit trees.
Juliana A H on Aug 5, 2017
I never liked Blueberry's until recently - So I want to try and grow some my self. Wish me luck
Jackleen S on Aug 3, 2017
Grandchildren love blueberries!
Tereca B on Aug 3, 2017
I enjoy shopping, and planting varieties of edibles, noted for their health giving properties. 'Fast-Growing-Trees' offers wonderfully detailed information regarding each plant. The descriptions assure me, that I can place them into my environment and be reasonably assured of success in their growth, and productivity. It's also nice to see that they care to offer insurance (at an affordable price) to cover a years time.
P P on Jul 15, 2017
ANDREA P on Jul 9, 2017
Love to eat
Maria A on Jul 6, 2017
2 crops /year
Joan B on Jul 5, 2017
Large berries with sweet flavor
David M on Jun 23, 2017
Good write up, like that it bears fruit twice
Andrew O on Jun 19, 2017
Seems like the right choice for my zone.
Michael G on Jun 18, 2017
I love blueberries and wanted to be able to grow my own.
Alanna K on Jun 18, 2017
family request
Glenda C on Jun 12, 2017
2 harvests a year, and cold tolerant!
Cherie L. on Jun 6, 2017
I chose it because it harvests 2 times a year. Blueberries are also easy to maintain
Matthew L on Nov 3, 2018
Scott E on Jul 4, 2018
is this suitable for a pot? or do I have to plant in the ground?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They will be fine in pots. Just do some research and planning. Buy a pot consistent with the size you want your plant to be. Don't expect to grow an 8' bush in a 1 gallon pot. As David C said, Blueberries like an acidic soil. They are self pollinating, but a second bush will greatly improve your crop.
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: I have had my plant for two seasons now. It has lost it's leaves each winter. We usually have a cold harsh winter so it may keep its leaves in warmer climates.
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.
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.
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.
When is the best time to plant blueberries?
Ann M on Oct 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine in February. Got blueberries in March.
Are they GMO free ?
Valerie H on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, all trees / bushes we sell are all non-GMO.
Distance between Plants?
Charles M on Feb 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: About 5 feet or so.
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.
Living in Ohio, i have mine planted in a pot. Do you bring it inside over winter our leave it outside? If left outside, do you continue to water it throughout the winter?
Steven C on May 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Steven, I live in Utah (Salt Lake City) and I planted my blueberry plant in the ground. It faces east and receives the full sun for a majority of the day. And, because it is in the ground I leave it outside all winter. We receive a lot of snow usually so I do not water mine over the winter, it goes dormant in the winter and comes back in the spring. I have had my plant for two seasons now and it has not produced any fruit (last summer it was close). I am hoping the third season is the charm. Good luck!
Will only one of these blueberries produce fruit?
Billie P on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I bought 2 plant only because I was looking to harvest more blueberries. I planted them last fall pretty close to each other for polluniation. I do not expect to collect blueberries perhaps till next year 2019. The plants were very healthy when we got them and are growing big.
How long before these bushes produce?
Frank on Jan 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A berry bush needs to be at least 2 years old to produce berries.
Does this plant grow well in Northern Florida?
Rebecca T. on Jan 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
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.
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.
What does chill hours mean?
GlowingGreen on Jun 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Chill hours is the number of hours between 32-45F during the dormant period, (usually between November and February) the plant needs in order to produce fruit the following year.
Can you plant this in a planter with annuals for a fun potted patio planter?
Coleen B on May 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant them in a planter with other annuals.
For an extra pollinator can a honeyberry be used?
Gretchen G on Sep 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We would recommend the:

3-in-1 Blueberry Bush (Northern Highbush)
3-in-1 Blueberry Bush (Southern Highbush)
Aurora Blueberry Bush
Bushel and Berry™ Blueberry Glaze™ Blueberry Bush
Bushel and Berry™ Peach Sorbet™ Blueberry Bush
Duke Blueberry Bush
Pink Lemonade Blueberry Bush
Spartan Blueberry Bush
Top Hat Blueberry Bush
Toro Blueberry Bush
What's the best type of soil to plant these blueberries?
Amy B on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: acidic. I have mine near pine trees that turn the soil pretty acidic
would these do well on gravelly soil area?
sherr on Feb 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Just water more often. I have a timer set 1 hour every 4 days.
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.
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.
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
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.
Can I plant this now (late November) in central KY?
RandiF on Nov 21, 2018

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