Pink Lemonade Highbush Blueberry

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Species: Vaccinium corymbosum

History: Pink Lemonade highbush blueberry was bred by M.K. Ehlenfeldt in 1991 at the Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in New Jersey. It underwent evaluation from both its creator and the USDA-ARS until it was released in 2005. 

Why We Grow It: This unique variety produces medium-sized pink berries with a sweet but mild flavour and good firmness. The novelty of a pink blueberry is the main selling point of Pink Lemonade!

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4

Soil Preference: Prefers sandy, well-drained, acidic soil. We plant ours in a mix of one part peat moss and 1 part wood chips (we prefer pine). Consider checking your soil type and pH before planting and adding peat moss or other acidifiers if needed. 

Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Shrub grows 1.5-2m tall, vigorous with an upright growth habit. Somewhat resistant to mummy berry.

Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily) preferred but will tolerate partial shade

Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different highbush blueberry variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present    

Ripens: Mid July

Storage: Keeps less than two weeks when stored in the fridge

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, baking, preserving, wine

Height Above Soil Line: 20-30cm

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