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Bushel and Berry 'Pink Icing' Blueberry
Bushel and Berry‘Pink Icing™’ Blueberry features attractive, showy, spring foliage in multiple shades of pink that turn to blue and green shades in summer with pink new growth. Then, in fall the leaves turn lavender and in winter to a stunning iridescent turquoise blue. It's juicy, tropical flavored bright-blue berries ripen in mid through late summer. Get all the details and expert planting and care instructions below.

Bushel and Berry 'Pink Icing' Blueberry

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Bushel and Berry Pink Icing Blueberry
Vaccinum corymbosum 'ZF06-079' PP23,336

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-10b  Find Your Zone
Chill Hours:  500-600  Learn more here
Ripens:  Mid season

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

Good Pollinators:  ChaucerPowderblueSouthlandPremierSouthlandTifblue



Special Attributes

Bushel and Berry‘Pink Icing™’ Blueberry features attractive, showy, spring foliage in multiple shades of pink that turn to blue and green shades in summer with pink new growth. Then, in fall the leaves turn lavender and in winter to a stunning iridescent turquoise blue. It's juicy, tropical flavored bright-blue berries ripen in mid through late summer. Pink Icing 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

Fall Creek Farm and Nursery, Lowell, OR, by D. Brazelton and A. Wagner. Toro × FLX-2 (Bountiful Blue; FL95-12); crossed 2003; selected 2006; tested as ZF06-079; introduced 2011; USPP 23,336 P2. Fruit: medium; round; medium dry scar; medium firmness; mildly sweet; smooth texture. Plant: medium; striking blue-green foliage with pink new growth throughout spring and summer; attractive lavender color in the fall; compact growth habit; self-fertile. 




Landscape & Gardens Uses

Growing in a mound to only 3 to 4 feet tall and wide, Pink Icing Blueberry is ideal for use in 16-inch diameter or larger pots, planters and other containers. In the landscape or garden plants are ideal for use as a specimen in smaller spaces, or in groupings or as a low 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 this blueberry is 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: 5a-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: 5a-10b  Find Your Zone
Chill Hours:  500-600
Ripens:  Late June through Late July
Height at Maturity:  3-4'
Width at Maturity:  3-4'
Spacing: 2-3 feet for hedge; 7'+ for space between plants
Fruit Color:  Bright Blue
Fruit Size:  Medium to Large
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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