Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 1-2 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 1-2 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Vaccinium corymbosum 'ZF06-043' PP23325
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, OR, WA
Sweet Blueberries from a Cold Hardy Plant
Large Harvest of Blueberries
Bushel and Berry™ Peach Sorbet™ Blueberry Bush is one of the most acclaimed fruiting shrubs we carry. Unlike traditional blueberry bushes which grow tall, leggy, and need to be staked - these grow into a compact shrub. Perfect for container growing. The bigger the container, the bigger your harvest.
Sweetest Tasting Berries You Can Grow
Traditional blueberries can have some tart, bitter flavors if picked too soon...not the Peach Sorbet™! These berries taste like a combination of a homemade peach cobbler and traditional, sweet blueberries. This blueberry is a favorite with our nursery staff and will likely be your favorite as well. It produces delicious, large berries with a firm texture.
You're welcome to plant this bush in the ground. It won't get out of control and only reaches about 2 feet in height. They're cold hardy, so you won't need to worry about them in the winter all the way up to zone 5. If you decide to plant it in a container, you won't need to hassle with bringing it inside when the temperatures drop. Enjoy it on your patio all year through - from zones 5-10.
Year-Round Color and Interest
Not only is this plant unique for the flavorful berries that it produces, it also has colorful foliage. Leaf colors range from a pinkish yellow in the spring, to dark green in the summer, and then in the fall and winter the leaves turn a dark shade of purple. This berry will keep its leaves through winter so it does not look like other blueberry bushes that look like dead twigs.
We have a limited selection of these special blueberry bushes, so place your order now. We'll ship it to you the next business day.
Bushel and Berry™ Peach Sorbet™ Blueberry Bush Pollination
Bushel and Berry™ Peach Sorbet™ Blueberry Bushs are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Bushel and Berry™ Peach Sorbet™ Blueberry Bush will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
So far so good..!
I ordered this for a coworker who lost her father. Thought this was a better idea then sending her flowers. She can plant this and have something to remember her dad forever and always.
It was packaged very well and delivered super fast. It’s a beautiful berry bush and it also came with a live earthworm in my pot, which is Definitely a bonus.
My bushes just arrived and the first one I unpacked already had a ripe berry … so I ate it!! Nom, nom, nom. I can hardly wait until all three bushes start pumping out fresh, delicious berries.
This is our second Peach Sorbet blueberry bush. The first one did well and is fruiting this season. Our new bush arrived in good order, already in flower and berry. It's doing just as well as our first and has put out new shoots while ripening its berries. Now we have two beautiful, decorative blueberry bushes gracing our garden and we look forward to trying their berries soon. We're very happy with this variety and with the service at FGT so far.
Planting & Care
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. The Blueberries are not self-fertile, so two compatible varieties should be planted next to each other to maintain growth and fruiting. 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 not self-fertile and must have two or more varieties to pollinate each other. 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.
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 with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code FREE99|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|