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Sweetheart Blueberry Bush

Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'

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

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4-6 ft.

Mature Width:

4-6 ft.


Full Sun


4-5 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:

June - September

Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'

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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!

Sweetheart Blueberry Bush Pollination

Sweetheart Blueberry Bush 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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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.
January 1, 2013
over 3 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
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
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
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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.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
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
over 2 years ago
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January 1, 2013
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
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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
over 3 years ago
No fruits yet
Still haven't gotten any blueberries yet, has lots of leaves but nothing yet.
July 24, 2015
over 3 years ago
Beautiful Fall Leaves
Planted this late summer. Will keep you updated on the growth and production of this bush.
November 9, 2014
newark, NJ
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Planting & Care

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

Sweetheart Blueberry Bush 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 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 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 try the fruit
Jennifer M on Apr 23, 2018
I would enjoy picking fresh blueberries throughout the summer.
Peters C on Apr 15, 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 make health drinks daily and it always requires the benefits of a select, dark berry.
Araji A on Jun 6, 2017
I want to grow blueberries.
Norita S on Jun 5, 2017
it will give me fruit twice a year
Samar M on Jun 3, 2017
Tiffany T on Jun 3, 2017
Heard they are good , and good for you, easy to grow. I shall see. I have 1 acre now instead of 6,we shall see how it works out..
susan r. p on Jun 2, 2017
I love that this variety fruits throughout the season...not only for the fruiting but also for cross-pollination with other varieties.
Janet P on May 31, 2017
I read that the bushes will bear more fruit if there is more than one type of blueberry bush.
mary-anne H on May 28, 2017
I am starting a berry patch and these should do well in my area.
Christina L on May 27, 2017
I have two other Blueberries but this choice pair are going to flank my Greenhouse door. What better to have in the garden than nice healthy Blueberries to give a growing example to the other summer plantings.
Kate F on May 22, 2017
Like to have my own blessing for the Creator by taking part in His wondrous works and give more glory to Him when I see things gradually come to fruition when we faithfully do as recommended. Luke 1:37
Abera. M on May 19, 2017
Love the idea of having all these blueberries and the many ways of using them.
Reba O on Apr 22, 2018
We love blueberries and have a dozen bushes already.
Edward D on Apr 8, 2018
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!
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 will lose their leaves in the winter.
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.
Distance between Plants?
Charles M on Feb 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: About 5 feet or so.
Are they GMO free ?
Valerie H on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, all trees / bushes we sell are all non-GMO.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does this plant grow well in Northern Florida?
Bec123 on Jan 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
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.
Are these blue berries (or any others that you sell) treated with anything systemic? fungicide, pesticide, insecticide---anything *cide?
Debra T on May 3, 2018
Can you plant this in a planter with annuals for a fun potted patio planter?
Coleen B on May 2, 2018

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