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Pink Lemonade Blueberry

Pink Lemonade Blueberry

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Redefining the blue in blueberry, the Pink Lemonade hybrid of rabbiteye and highbush varieties stands out for its blush-pink that ripen to a deep reddish pink, rather than the classic purple-blue.

When it comes to flavor, they also stray from the ‘berry’ part to an extent. The tiny fruits have a noticeable citrusy flavor which, along with the bright color and incredibly sweet taste, easily explains the name ‘Pink Lemonade’. 

Pink Lemonade blueberries grow well in most regions but perform the best in USDA zones 4-8. They require 200-300 chill hours for fruit production. The plants remain compact, with a maximum height of about 5 feet, and are ideal for planting in containers. They remain compact with a maximum height of about 5 feet, ideal for planting in containers.

All blueberries are grown from propagated cuttings and are not grafted.

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Specification

1-2ft tree comes in an 3 gallon size pot.

2-3ft tree comes in an 3 gallon size pot.

Why You'll Love It

Unique Color: The pink berries of this variety stand out in the garden and on the plate.

Flavor: The higher sugar content makes Pink Lemonade one of the sweetest blueberries you can eat.

Compact Size: Pink Lemonade bushes remain compact, suitable for smaller gardens or planting in containers.

Seasonal Interest: While the fruits are the highlight, you can also enjoy their adorable flowers in spring and changing foliage in fall.

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Blueberries grow best when planted in full sun, receiving at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. They can also handle partial shade, albeit with lower yield. The soil should be acidic, preferably with a pH of around 4.5. If your soil pH exceeds 5.5, amend the soil before planting to lower the pH. When you’re planting multiple blueberries, space them around 5 feet apart to accommodate their mature width without overcrowding. Dig a hole twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball. Place the bush in the hole and backfill with soil, tamping down gently to remove air pockets. Water thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Apply a layer of mulch around 3-4 inches thick around the base after planting.

Sunlight:

Plant in full sun or partial sun, aiming for around 5-6 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Watering:

Water regularly until the roots are established, slowing watering to around once per week after that.

Fertilizing:

Feed annually in spring with a fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants.

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Product Info

Mature Height: 4-5 ft.

Mature Width: 4-5 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Growth Rate: Moderate

Does Not Ship To: AZ, CA, HI, OR, WA

Care and Maintenance

Watering: Water deeply twice per week after planting, ensuring the soil is well-draining. Gradually decrease watering to once a week as the plant becomes established. Potted blueberries will require more frequent watering than in-ground blueberries.

Fertilizing: Fertilize every year in spring with a fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants. Apply according to packaging instructions to avoid overfertilizing.

Pruning: Blueberry bushes don’t require much pruning soon after planting. In the second or third year, cut back damaged or diseased branches annually in winter to promote new, healthy growth and manage size.

Pests and Diseases: Blueberries aren’t prone to many pest and disease issues, but the berries are targets for birds and small animals. Use netting to protect the fruits as they ripen. Monitor for powdery mildew and treat accordingly.

Pollination: Pink Lemonade will produce fruits without a second pollinator plant, but can have increased yields if two or more are planted nearby.

Harvesting: Start picking your blueberries around mid-summer as they ripen to a darker pink. Pick gently to avoid damage, and refrigerate immediately after picking.

Recovery Time: Transitioning from our nursery to your home can be a bit of a shock to your plant. A short acclimation period helps it recover and reduces stress.

Climate Adjustment: Every environment is unique. Giving your plant time to adjust to the local climate, humidity, and light conditions in a shady spot will set it up for better growth and health.

How to Acclimate Your Plant: Keep the plant in its container and place it in a shady, sheltered area away from high winds. Ensure it's watered adequately – the soil should be moist but not waterlogged. Monitor the plant for any signs of distress and allow it to adjust for a few days before planting. After a few days of acclimation, your plant will be better prepared to thrive in its new home for years to come.

Planting Care

Sunlight: Plant in full sun or partial sun, aiming for around 5-6 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Watering: Water regularly until the roots are established, slowing watering to around once per week after that.

Fertilizer: Feed annually in spring with a fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants.

Growing Zone

Growing Zone 4-8

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