Chippewa Half-high Organic Blueberry Plant
From the breeding program of the University of Minnesota, Chippewa is a northern gem. Growing to 3-4 feet tall, it is a compact, attractive, cold-hardy blueberry plant. Ripening near the end of June here in Brown County, IN, Chippewa stands out from the other cultivars with its elliptical, dark green leaves, which are thicker than leaves found on other cultivars. Fully self-pollinating, Chippewa produces respectable yields of 3-6 pounds of very sweet berries. Berry size is variable from medium to large sized. Very cold hardy, it has produced well after winters of minus 40 below in Minnesota. I have found that Chippewa prefers a planting mix that is comprised fully of sphagnum peat moss and shredded pine bark mulch or mini-nuggets. Unless you live in an area with lots of native blueberry, follow planting suggestions for “soil-less” method for best results.
Hardy in USDA zones 3-7.
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