Spartan Heirloom Highbush Organic Blueberry Plant
2 gallon size potted plant
Spartan is an old time cultivar, developed in New Jersey in the 1960’s, and has almost reached “heirloom” status. It has remained in commercial production primarily due to the large size, earliness of ripening, and excellent sweetness of the berry. Spartan grows to 5-6′ in height and 3′ wide, with upright, robust canes and shape. Spartan has the largest berry of any of the early season cultivars developed to date, and flavor is ranked as one of the sweetest. Yields will range between 8-10# of fruit on a mature bush.
I remember picking Spartan as a boy, as it was then one of the earliest-ripening cultivars available. I started growing them here on our farm in 2009, as I just had a nostalgia for them that I finally had time to address. My father-in-law, after tasting and picking Spartan, suggested I put about 20 more in…just for him! For best yields and growth, I strongly recommend the soil-less planting method for Spartan (see Planting Guide).
USDA Hardiness zones 4b-7