A Sweet, Mild, Cold Hardy Blueberry
The Northsky Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum x Vaccinium angustifolium 'Northsky') is an exciting Half-High Blueberry selection. It was introduced through the renowned University of Minnesota's Blue Breeding Program.
Northsky is a very hardy, dwarf variety. It tolerates temperatures as low as a bone-chilling -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Northsky is a true home garden selection. This compact plant has a dense canopy. It's able to tolerate snow loads, which makes the Northsky a first choice for those living in the cold winter extremes. In fact, the winter snow load actually protects the buds from the severe winter cold!
Northsky produces small, sky-blue berries that are soft and sweet. The flavor is often described as an mild wild Blueberry.
It is one of the best cold hardy Half-Highs available on the market. It produces 1 to 5 pounds of fresh berries in the middle of the growing season.
It's also a beautiful ornamental plant for the landscape. In spring, Northsky is completely covered in snow white, tiny, bell-shaped blossoms. Berries are decoratively set to the outside of the plant. This allowing for easy hand picking or raking with a special Blueberry rake. It also looks amazing!
Try this powerful, tiny Blueberry in a frost-proof container on your patio. In the fall, this beautiful densely foliaged plant turns brilliant red. Gorgeous! You'll love it all year long.
Northsky is a Half-High and will need another blueberry for pollination. Consider combining with Northcountry or Northblue. Both of these varieties were introduced out of the same University of Minnesota's blueberry program. They'll work together beautifully to increase your production.
You'll also really appreciate extending your harvest time to 2 months. You'll definitely enjoy the finest cold country Blueberry varieties available.
Northsky likes an organically rich acidic soils with a pH of 5.5 or lower. The roots prefer to stay cool. The shallow, fibrous roots need constant moisture and good drainage. Northsky and its partners really appreciate a good organic mulch both spring and fall.
Blueberries are a delicious superfruit. How fun to grow your own gourmet fruit! Enjoy them fresh, dehydrated or used in cobbler, cake, sauce, jam, jelly or syrup. Order today!
- Super Cold Hardy
- Intense Wild Blueberry Flavor
- Compact Size, Perfect for Containers
Buying Options for Plants
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.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|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||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 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|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Vaccinium corymbosum x Vaccinium angustifolium 'Northsky'|
|Mature Height||2 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|