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Bushel and Berry 'Perpetua' Blueberry
'Perpetua' Blueberry is unique in that it will provide you with two crops of sweet and delicious blueberries every year! The first crop of fruits appear in mid-summer but then the plant flowers again and bears a second crop in fall. But that's not the only special attribute, the deep green leaves of Perpetua turn to a mixture of attractive deep red and green shades, making this selection an outstanding addition to the edible landscape. Get all the details and expert planting and care instructions below.

Bushel and Berry 'Perpetua' Blueberry

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NEW PLANT FOR 2018!

Bushel and Berry Perpetua Blueberry
Vaccinum corymbosum 'ORUS-61-1' PP24,209

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8a  Find Your Zone
Chill Hours:  1000+  Learn more here
Ripens:  Early & Late Season - Two Crops a Year!

Note:  Although Perpetua Blueberry is self-pollinating, fruit yields tend to be heavier when planted near a different mid-season ripening Blueberry variety for pollination.

Good Pollinators:  Centurion, Columbus, OchlockoneeTifbluePowderblue



Special Attributes

'Perpetua' Blueberry is unique in that it will provide you with two crops of sweet and delicious blueberries every year! The first crop of fruits appear in mid-summer but then the plant flowers again and bears a second crop in fall. But that's not the only special attribute, the deep green leaves of Perpetua turn to a mixture of attractive deep red and green shades, making this selection an outstanding addition to the edible landscape. Perptua is self-pollinating (self-fertile), so there's no need to plant other blueberry varieties for cross pollination or berry production. That said, pollinators will increase fruit production.  

Good Pollinators:  ChaucerPowderblueSouthlandPremierSouthlandTifblue


Origin & Scientific Data

USDA-ARS, Corvallis, OR, by C.E. Finn, B.C. Strik, and R.R. Martin. O.P. seedling of CVAC 45 (PI 296412, wild Maine highbush); selected 2005; tested as ORUS 61-1; introduced 2012; US Patent Application US 2013/0239266 P1. Fruit: small, 1.2 g; uniform, round; medium blue; attractive calyx; moderately soft; mild flavor; wet picking scar; 1st crop ripens earlier than Duke’s and 2nd crop in early-mid Aug. Plant: moderate vigor; compact; attractive, extremely dark green, glossy leaves borne on upright shoots.




Landscape & Gardens Uses

Growing in an upright vase shape 4 to 5 feet tall and wide, Perpetua Blueberry is ideal for use in the landscape or garden as a specimen in smaller spaces, or in groupings or as a hedge in larger garden spaces. 




Cultural Preferences

Blueberry plants grow best in an acidic (pH of 4.8 to 5.2), organically rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. The more sun the better for best berry production. The shallow, fibrous roots of blueberry plants like a consistently moist but well-drained soil which can be provided by with a layer of organic mulch. Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross-pollination produces the best fruit crop (larger berries and larger yields). Therefore it is best to plant more than one variety that will bloom at the same time. Blueberry season can be extended by planting early, mid-season and late varieties. Make sure to plant two different cultivars/varieties for each season. USDA Zones: 7b-10b  Find Your Zone >




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Blueberry bushes.








Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8a  Find Your Zone
Chill Hours:  1000+
Ripens:  Mid Summer & Fall - Two crops per year!
Height at Maturity:  4-5'
Width at Maturity:  4-5'
Spacing: 3-4 feet for solid hedge;  8' + for space between plants
Fruit Color:  Medium Blue
Fruit Size:  Small
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Light Shade
Water Needs:  Average
Soil Type:  Rich in organic matter
Drainage/Soil Moisture:  Well drained, moist
Soil pH:  4.5 - 5.5



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