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Common Blueberry vs Chester Thornless Blackberry

Vaccinium myrtilloides

Rubus fruticosa Chester (Thornless)

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Common Blueberry
Chester Thornless Blackberry

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.

Chester Thornless Blackberry is a self-pollinating fruit-bearing shrub. In mid-summer, the Chester Thornless Blackberry produces large, sweet-tasting, heart-shaped blackberries that are perfect for fresh eating. It is a semi-erect blackberry plant that requires little support from a trellis to keep its fruit off the ground. Don't forget to protect your berries. The birds love this shrub almost as much as you will.

COMMON BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

CHESTER THORNLESS BLACKBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 3b
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow, orange, and red
Berries: small clusters of blue berries
Berries: heart shaped black
Fruit size: small
Firmness: medium
Firmness: firm
Flavor: somewhat tart
Harvest: late summer
Harvest: July
Flowers: pink
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: canadian blueberry, sourtop blueberry, velvetleaf blueberry, velvetleaf huckleberry
Other Names: chester blackberry, hardy blackberry


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