Below is a fairly comprehensive list of the varieties that we should be able to get this year at The Mill of Kingstown. They are 1-2 year plants in 1 gallon pots, have good captured root systems and are branched. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call. Limited availability at other Mill locations.
Blue Crop – mid-season variety – 5’ tall – one of the best all-around varieties – hardy – consistent yields – large, sweet berries.
Blue Ray – mid-season with large classic blueberry tasting berries. Versatile older variety.
Chippewa – early variety with large berries yields 3-7 lbs. at maturity. This is a high /low bush cross.
Darrow – consistent producer of tart berries – mid-late season variety.
Duke – medium to large mildly tart berries – early variety
Jersey – late season variety with small to mid- sized berries – sweet in taste – one of the oldest varieties
Legacy – medium sized fruit with superior sweetness – mid-late season
Patriot – early season with large sweet berries
Pink Lemonade – sweet pink berries – newer variety – mid to late season
Sweetheart – flavorful dark berry – mid season
Top Hat – true dwarf variety with small flavorful blue fruits – best used for planters.
Boyne – red berries, productive, hardy
Fall Gold – yellow gold fruit – sweet
Heritage – ever-bearing harvest July and Sept. mild flavor mildew resistant
Meeker – brilliant red fruit – traditional raspberry flavor
Willamette – dark red fruit ripens in mid-summer
Arapaho – earliest blackberry to fruit – flavor excellent – large firm fruit
Boysenberry – cross of blackberry, raspberry, and loganberry – dark purple berry – very juicy
Marion – trailing – medium to large fruit – tart slightly sweet fruit –
Prime Ark – early heavy producer – sweet juicy berry
Triple Crown – fruits early August – sweet berry. Thornless – dense plant
According to the drought report published in June 2021 by NOAA, many areas of the Mid-Atlantic are having above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall. The soil across the region is becoming very dry after a wet winter and spring.
If you want to maintain the health of your plants you should consider watering prior to stressing the plant by allowing it to wilt and throw leaves.