Chippewa Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum x augustifolium 'Chippewa') is an exciting selection of the Half-High Blueberries from the University of Minnesota. With their exceptional cold hardiness and attention to flavor, these new Half-Highs expand the selection of great Blueberries choices for both the commercial and home garden growers in colder climates.
Chippewa is an extremely cold hardy variety. Reports of the Chippewa Blueberry surviving -40 degrees and producing that same season are recorded! If you have a cold winter where you live, Chippewa is a first choice for you to consider.
It grows fast and tends to be long-lived, up to 30 years of production. It will hold an attractive shape with little pruning.
These high sugar, low acid berries have excellent flavor. You'll harvest Chippewa's medium to large berries in the middle of the growing season. The plant will yield from 3 to 8 pounds of fruit off of one mature plant.
Half-Highs require a pollinator for the biggest crops. Great partners for the Chippewa include the Northcountry or Polaris to ensure a hearty crop. Plant all 3 of these Half-Highs and extend your harvest over 2 months!
As an upright, compact grower, the Chippewa is also a useful landscape plant. A hot new trend is to intermix edible plants, like Blueberries, within the landscape along with other ornamental plants.
And it's easy to see why. Delicate white flowers artfully set against the dark green backdrop of the Chippewa's oval leaves makes a striking impression in the spring. In fall, the leaves turn brilliant red.
The compact habit makes the Chippewa a prime candidate for container growing. Plant Chippewa along with a few other varieties in pots on the patio and enjoy the atmosphere they create and the food they provide.
Chippewa Blueberries are easy to grow as long as the pH of the soil is maintained. Potting soils should be very acidic at 5.5 or lower. Make sure that your potting soil is for acid loving plants and add a little soil Sulphur to make sure the pH stays low.
When growing in the ground, do a simple pH soil test to get an idea of the pH of the soil you are planting in. You may need to amend your native soil for the best results.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Plants That Work|
|Botanical Name||Vaccinium corymbosum x augustifolium 'Chippewa'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Fruiting Time||Mid Season|