Blueberry Seeds, Low-Bush Wild Blueberry
** Also available as part of our "Frigid Fruit" collection **
(Vaccinium angustifolium) Perennial. Zones 2-6.
Picture it: You're walking through the forest. You come to a bit of a clearing and take a moment to breathe in the beauty of your surroundings. Gratitude overwhelms you as you realize that you've decided to rest in a wild blueberry patch!
The intense flavour of wild blueberries (or lowbush blueberries) is unmistakable and for most of us a rare and spontaneous treat. Larger, highbush blueberry varieties have virtually taken over the blueberry industry, but as we know, bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. Wild blueberries are sweeter and have that powerful blueberry flavour that is just unmatched. The smaller fruit also make them superior when it comes to baking.
You can bring home that woodsy treat! Growing lowbush blueberries from seed is surprisingly easy (despite a low germination rate). They grow exceptionally well in highly acidic, well-draining forest soil and make for a low-maintenance, edible ground cover. Once established, your plants will spread via rhizomes and your wild blueberry patch will grow and grow!
We're offering two packet sizes. One for the gardener, one for the homesteader.
Cold Hardiness: Zones 2 - 6
Size: Ground Cover - Small shrub
Growth Rate: Slow - Medium
Nitrogen Fixer: No
Native Plant: Yes
Germination: 30 - 50%
Sun Requirements: Full Sun - Partial Shade
Soil Preference: Loamy, slightly acidic
Lowbush, Wild Blueberry seed requires 90 days of cold moist stratification. Sow seeds in peatmoss and only lightly cover, as sunlight improves germination. When seedlings are big enough to transplant, a 3 part blend of peatmoss, sand and rotted sawdust/woodchips works as a good growing substrate, until you're ready to plant them out.
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 Nova Scotia, Canada.