Hours: 9am-6pm EST

888-504-2001

You are in Growing Zone:

6

Clear
Checkout Shopping Cart: (0) Items
6-7 ft. trees
Free Shipping on orders $125+ (Ends in )
  • S
  • Sweetheart Blueberry Bush Video
  • Sweetheart Blueberry Bush for Sale

    Sweetheart Blueberry Bush for Sale

    Sweetheart Blueberry Bush for Sale

S  
*images shown are of mature plants

Sweetheart Blueberry Bush

Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'

$19.95

1. Size

Size
  • Ships Tomorrow
  • Buy 3 or more for maximum production

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Planting Mix
Sweetheart Blueberry Bush Planting Mix

Helps your Sweetheart Blueberry Bush 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

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.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

4-5 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Harvest Time:

June - September

Fruit Color:

Blue

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours:

750-800

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!





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...

Customers who bought this item also bought...

Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
37 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
22
8
5
1
1
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
Purchased
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
Purchased
over 4 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
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.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 4 years ago
JUST RECEIVED 2 SWEETHEART BLUEBERRY BUSHES IN GREAT SHAPE WITH BERRIES ON EACH ONE! VERY PLEASED!
January 1, 2013
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
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
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
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
over 2 years ago
No fruits yet
Still haven't gotten any blueberries yet, has lots of leaves but nothing yet.
July 24, 2015
Purchased
over 2 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
Growing Zone:
7

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.


Questions & Answers

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 28 questions Browse 28 questions and 94 answers
Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
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
Love to eat
Maria A on Jul 6, 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
FRUITS ALL SEASON
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
Economical!
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
Want large sweet berries, dual harvest
Deborah T on May 18, 2017
Health benefits.
Dorian J on May 18, 2017
Hope it is a good one.
Thomas J on May 15, 2017
We love blueberries there is to harvest per year and will make a great front hedge in our yard
James O on May 15, 2017
sweet
Xiaonan L on May 15, 2017
wanted a blueberry bush with they characteristics
Sue V on May 14, 2017
Wife likes and will sell the rest
mark k on May 13, 2017
reviews of this variety -- adding flavor to my yard
Terri N on May 2, 2017
going to put in a pot and store it indoors in the WINTER
father paul on May 2, 2017
Wanted to try blueberries
Nicholas P on May 2, 2017
WIFE LOVES BLUE BERRY. WANTED HER TO HAVE A VARIETY
Brian H on May 2, 2017
I just ordered for my garden. I am a new gardner but come from a family of green thumbs. Feeling inspired during the blizzard.
Monica A on Mar 14, 2017
Two harvests and will grow in my region.
Rob G on Mar 11, 2017
I want a blueberry bush that will produce.
Winifer H on Mar 11, 2017
GROWS AS A BUSH
JERREL R. T on Mar 10, 2017
We make jam and freeze for pies and other deserts.
Jim M on Mar 9, 2017
want a orchid small enough for buckets and an LED light when thety cannot be outside. Live in a 1 bedroom apartment.
Walter W on Mar 9, 2017
had to try them!
Cj U on Mar 5, 2017
Because they were to fruit twice a year but They have never fruited twice and I have only gotten 15 blueberry a year, why you you think that is.
Marvin M on Mar 4, 2017
wanted blueberries and I wanted a plant with high yeilds
Brian J on Mar 3, 2017
Again, the product information made this an easy choice
Rosemarie S on Mar 2, 2017
Adding to our garden, currently have several apple trees and a grape vine. Kids love blueberries so we're trying blueberries and possibly a cherry tree this year.
Jason H on Feb 24, 2017
I want fresh berries for breakfast.
Grace a on Feb 23, 2017
self pollinating. Love blueberries and these bear twice a year.
Rick S on Feb 15, 2017
Purchase these weekly at our local grocery and want to grow our very own! :)
Angela P on Feb 15, 2017
Self pollinating and two crops a year
Maral H on Feb 13, 2017
we eat fresh
Desha T on Jan 29, 2017
A blueberry bush for the south
Christina T on Jan 28, 2017
Your description made it sound perfect.
Tanya B on Nov 30, 2016
to make my order free shipping, and add to my blueberry patch
Michael B on Oct 25, 2016
FRUITS ALL SEASON
ANDREA P on Jul 9, 2017
2 crops /year
Joan B on Jul 5, 2017
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: Y'all might want to mention self pollination in the description. I purchased two and just now freaked out a but because the planting and care section says two or more varieties are needed to cross pollinate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are they GMO free ?
Valerie H on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, and the blueberries are delicious!
Distance between Plants?
Charles M on Feb 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine 3 feet apart.
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.
How long before these bushes produce?
Frank on Jan 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: not what I was told when I bought Sweetheart and Spartan blueberry plants
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.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
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.
Are the sweetheart blueberries rabbit & deer resistant?
K A on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I live in a very rural country area with lots of deer and rabbits. I have not found any fruit that is resistant to deer or rabbits. It is part of their normal diet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
i have heard bluberries sre soil particular. is this true? if so do you send correct soil if purchased for pot planting?
brad b on May 18, 2017

Shipping Details



Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted


Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email from with a tracking number.

You may receive multiple shipments if you ordered more than one plant. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.


Shipping Cost


Amount of Order

Standard

Less than $15

$11.95

$15.00-$23.99

$13.95

$24.00-$39.99

$16.95

$40.00-$79.99

$19.95

$80.00-$98.99

$24.95

$99.00-$124.99

32% of order

$125+

FREE