Carteret Highbush Blueberry Plant
Carteret was released by North Carolina State University (2009)and is great for smaller gardens and urban locations. Carteret is self-pollinating, and grows to about 4′ to 4.5′ tall, and 3′ wide, with an upright habit. Berries are sweet and delicious, and have a medium size. Yields for a mature bush in North Carolina range from 10-14# of berries, which are ready to pick over a 2-3 week period. Ripening time in NC (coastal region) is early June, and in TN and the Southern Appalachians mid to late June. While I’ve not seen stem canker and blight as an issue here on our farm, fruit testers in the South have noted Carteret has a good resistance to these two Botryosphaeria pathogens. This is a great new cultivar with high production, sweet berries, and compact size. In our zone (5b) I have seen yields of 8-10# of fruit on plants with no winter protection.
USDA hardiness zones 5b-9b
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