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One of the Heaviest Highbush Producers!

Reka Blueberry, Vaccinium 'Reka', is a perennial, highbush blueberry and a popular home garden variety. Plant one of these in a sunny location where you can enjoy its unique bounty of both beauty and outstanding harvest.

Your Reka Blueberry is one of the heaviest highbush producers as well as one of the hardiest. The berries are early ripening, producing a prolific number of the medium-to-large delicious gems. They span enough ripening time to ensure up to four picking opportunities for your eager family and friends!

The heavy yields are sure to impress you, but the flavor will be the true surprise. Your Reka Blueberry produces some of the most tempting berries, their sweet-acid balance creating a rich flavor to accompany the satisfying, crisp-textured skin. The long clusters of sumptuous berries appear delicate, but are firm enough to endure the stress of wind and rain, as well as the picking process. They even hold their flavor well in storage.

Not to be outdone by the quality of its harvest, Reka Blueberry is also an exceptional bush with ornamental features for your landscape. Diminutive white flowers in spring, and burgundy leaves (against its reddish wood in autumn), add to this lovely blueberry bush’s appeal.

Reka Blueberry was developed in New Zealand. Its vigorous and fast-growing nature will bring it up to 6 feet in height quickly, and its hardy nature will help to ensure its productivity. Reka is adaptive to a variety of climates and soils, and even tolerates light frost. It also demonstrates fair tolerance to heat, drought and humidify as well as pests and disease. Reka has good self-fertility, but will do far better with a pollinator nearby.

It’s easy to see why Reka is one of the most sought-after blueberry bushes. Hardy of nature, prolific in harvest and lovely to behold, Reka Blueberry is a must-have for anyone who loves fruit-bearing bushes.

* Fast growing
* Hardy
* Adaptive to a variety of soils and climates
* Good self-fertility
* Fair tolerance to heat, drought and humidity


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
Size Volume
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 Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Reka Blueberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Vaccinium 'Reka'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Type Well drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fall Color Red
Fruiting Time June