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Common Blueberry vs Nova Raspberry

Vaccinium myrtilloides

Rubus Nova

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

SOLD OUT

(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

Common Blueberry
Nova Raspberry

Common Blueberry isn't as large, pretty, or high yielding as the other varieties we carry. But Common Blueberry is our only blueberry that will survive in plant hardiness zones 1A to 2B. So if you happen to live in one of these zones, this is the variety for you.

Plus, these August maturing berries are wonderfully flavorful and contain more antioxidants by volume than the highbush varieties. They'll give your baked goods a wonderful pop of flavor.

Note: Blueberries require very specific soil conditions. They need well-drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0. If the starting pH of your soil is between 5.1 and 6.2 you can lower it by adding sulfur. We recommend against planting blueberries in soil with a starting pH greater than 6.2. Please do your own research before buying any blueberry plants.

Taste. That's usually the number one reason people buy the Nova Raspberry.

The Nova Raspberry gets its name from where it was bred, in Nova Scotia. It was created to survive and thrive in the wildly varying climates of Canada, and it does!

This bush toughs it out through the harshest winters and reliably produces large crops in the summer. Nova canes have very few spines. As it has a firmer berry, it is commonly planted for commercial plantings where a harvester is used.

Nova Raspberry produces average sized bright red berries, with a long shelf life and delicious taste.

COMMON BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

NOVA RASPBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow, orange, and red
Berries: small clusters of blue berries
Berries: firm, slightly acidic raspberries in mid summer
Fruit size: small
Firmness: medium
Flavor: somewhat tart
Harvest: late summer
Flowers: green tinged white, single or in small clusters
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: canadian blueberry, sourtop blueberry, velvetleaf blueberry, velvetleaf huckleberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no