This high chill variety is THE Highbush blueberry for a long harvest. The berries begin to ripen in December and will continue into March! With very dark flesh and a wild berry flavour `Northland' gets progressively sweeter the longer it hangs on the bush. Very hardy to extremes of heat and cold. Frost-tolerant once established. Self-pollinating.
High chill variety. Blueberries prefer an acidic soil with a pH of 4.5-5.5. Improve soils prior to planting with decomposed manure and compost. This is especially important in clay soils as blueberries prefer a free-draining soil high in organic matter. Check your pH and if you need to lower it further, apply elemental sulphur. Plant in a sunny position protected from wind. Mulch with pine needles. Apply a complete fertiliser in spring. While tolerant of part shade, full sun is required for optimal fruiting. Self pollinating.