Blueberry Seeds - High-Bush Wild Blueberry

(Vaccinium corymbosum) Deciduous. Zones 4 - 7

Highbush Blueberry is a wonderful hardy perennial for edible landscaping. With high yields of plump, delicious berries and flaming Autumn colour, this native shrub brings many beneficial attributes to the garden. 

Simple oval green leaves in Spring arrive with masses of white or pinkish flowers; In Summer, blue-black fruit ripen against dark green-blue leaves; in Fall, its vibrant red foliage is bright and brilliant. As the woody perennial matures, its bark peels and flakes with beautiful texture

Native to Eastern North America, Highbush Blueberry thrives in moist, acidic soil. Its natural habitat is marshlands, bogs, streams, lakes, rivers, and forests or woodlands. The deciduous shrub can grow 6 - 12 feet in height. Grown from seed, Highbush Blueberry will begin to produce fruit in just three years. 

Highbush Blueberry has long been a rich and delicious source of nutrients for humans. It is also an attractive food source for native and migrating birds, and creatures large and small, from bears to beneficial insects. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 4-7

Edible: Yes 

Size: Shrub

Growth Rate: Medium

Nitrogen Fixer: No 

Native Plant: Yes 

Germination: 70-80%

Sun Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Soil Preference: Moist, fertile, acidic (ph 4-4.5) 



- Soak seeds in room temp water, let seeds stand in water for 24 hrs. Follow with 90 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds after 90 days. 90 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Surface sow and keep seedbed moist and humid. If you're doing indoors with containers use a cover to keep soil moist. Do not let soil dry out, lightly water if necessary. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination! 

- Blueberry seeds can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to germinate depending on the conditions.

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 


 Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $7.99

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