Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center

Small Fruit Horticulture Research & Extension Program

Highbush Blueberry

Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is a woody perennial shrub that is a member of the heath, or Ericaceae, family.  One unique feature of plants within this botanical family is that they require acidic soil conditions with pH ranges between 4 to 5 units.  Other members in this plant family include lowblush blueberry, cranberry, huckleberry, rhododendrons, azalea, and heather.

These shallow-rooted crops require specific conditions for successful production.  Please review the information below to learn more about successful production of blueberry.


Production Overview

Site Preparation & Establishment


Plant Maintenance

Small Fruit Horticulture Research & Extension Program , WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-4768 USA, 360-848-6120, FAX 360-848-6159
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