This cultivar is very productive, producing 3# to 5# of large-sized berries at maturity. They are sweet with no hint of tartness when fully ripe, and the bush is very cold-hardy. Bred in Minnesota for Canadian winters, this plant is a gem. Short stature of 24 “ means that you can easily cover this bush if birds are a problem. Planting distance is half that of Highbush cultivars. Northblue is also very drought hardy when established. Its berries ripen in late June to early July here in Brown County. In USDA zones 5-7 it makes a great outdoor, potted plant for the balcony or yard.
USDA hardiness Zones 3-7