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BLUEBERRY - SUNSHINE BLUE Vaccinium spp

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Sunshine Blue has it all. This semi-dwarf, versatile semi-deciduous blueberry features showy hot pink flowers that fade to white in spring, yielding large crops of delicious berries. Sunshine Blue tolerates higher pH soils better than many other blueberries and it is self-fertile. It is is a Southern Highbush with the low chilling requirement of 150 hours makes it suitable for the subtropics, but we find it is surprisingly cold-hardy and a wonderful addition to patios and gardens in cooler areas.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Grown From

Cutting

Height when established

1-2 metres

Frost Tolerance

Hardy

Is Pollination Required?

Beneficial (About)

Leaf Growth Habit

Semi-deciduous

Fruit Harvest Months in Australia

September - December

 

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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Serendipity's Edible Fruits
Update: 2061 days 5hrs

Comments: -

In heavy flower July. Pollination rate a little low, hoping native bees discover the new blueberry patch soon. ants seem to be doing most pollination so far. Only first year amazed at flowering & fruiting considering a mild winter 


Year 2.

I have most varieties of blueberries that Daleys stock. This one seems to be best suited to Brisbane conditions, the smaller leaves means it handles the summer extremes better. The fruit is not as flavourful as some other varieties, but it is of good size and not too bad, may seem a little gritty but still is 10 times better than the soggy punnet blueberries from the supermarket.
It has nice compact shape, though can still reach to 1.5 metres high, and gets covered in pinkish lantern flowers. Having about an 80% pollination rate this year, which is 4 times better than year 1, could be higher if I can stop the August winds from blowing some of the flowers away, (I think the wind may be helping some pollination too.)  

Fruiting Months September, October, November

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Cutting) 10/10

Birdybooo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1319 days 14hrs

Comments: - 2011: I love this variety because it is an ever-green and suited to pot growing. It gives loads of fruits and is so easy to grow in Melbourne climates. I purchased a few small plants this year and had some potted up and some in the ground. So far they are all doing great. I have removed the flowers off all of the plants as they show up except for one plant. 

2012: The plants has doubled in size and produced loads of flowers! I checked the flower buds today, almost all the flowers has been germinated so finger cross I will get a bumper of a crop this year.

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Height 1 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 6

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 20% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: Just have to keep the birds away once the fruits turn blue.

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Ili's Edible Fruits
Update: 1909 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Compact and pretty flowers.  I hear they are not as fussy about their soil type as other blueberries that only tolerate acidic soils.

It's still young so I'm only feeding it for green growth rather than flower support for the first two years.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.3 metres

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Cutting) 8/10

DavesCityGarden1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1894 days 5hrs

Comments: -

I have planted 3 as a small hedge on a south facing wall with espaliered camilias. They are doing very well and loaded with fruit. In preparing the site I removed the soil to a spade depth and replaced with azalea potting mix. 

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 0.25 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 0.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Azalea fertilizer, liquid feeds

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

non observed


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Chris4's Edible Fruits
Update: 2425 days 4hrs

Comments: -

growing under shade cloth in large pot.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Cutting) 8/10

Tass1Trees's Edible Fruits
Update: 2446 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Growing in winebarrel for 3 years

Fruiting Months September, October, November, December

Planted: 2006

Height 2.5 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mxd

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Winter

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Seedling) 7/10

TimmyDoulos's Edible Fruits
Update: 2106 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Planted two Sunshine Blue and one Elliot Blueberry seedlings into the East facing front lawn. (Morning sun and to about 2pm)Hope to create an informal hedge as they grow.  (Elliot is a pollinator)

Have used pine nettles and shreded sugar cane as mulsh and to acidify the soil slightly.  Also have planted broad bean plants around them to use as green fertiliser later.  Have a dripper system under the mulch which is timed for every second day for a half hour feed.

Will remove any fruit in first two years to encourage growth.  Seem to be growing slowly as yet.

Planted: 2010

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Blueberry - Elliot

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue 9/10

Hjw1's Edible Fruits
Update: 133 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Fruit is amazing just two years after planting! We've harvested nearly 1kg this year.  At it's peak (late Nov / early Dec) was harvesting 1 punnet every 3-4 days. Fruit is good size and delicious. 

We moved it to a new location this year.  Full sun, but we covered the western side of the frame for the blueberries with green shade cloth.  We live on the Liverpool Plains - north western NSW, where rain is infrequent and summer days average 36 degrees.  Once the temps go above 36 degrees we water twice per day.  Water with rainwater.

Roots have now gone through the pot and into the ground.

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.8 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control: Bird netting ... all the way around without gaps.  Otherwise the blackbirds still work out a way to get in.


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Homegrownsbest says... [117 days 4hrs ago]
Just recently did similar with shading blueberries from western side cause of hot days above 35. I've left eastern and northern side open but I may have to reconsider that :) Cheers

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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Cutting) 7/10

L1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1578 days 10hrs

Comments: -

This is a Nellie Kelly blueberry - I adore these plants. I allowed them to fruit in the first year, and they gave a couple of punnets of blueberries in total between the two.

Make sure you let the berries atay on the bush for a week or so after turning blue - they are still sour when they forst turn, but lovely and sweet if you give them time.

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2011

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 0.2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 11 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter for fruit

Pest Control: Multiguard slug pellets. Slugs are the only pest I have found on these lovely plants.

Organic Status:Organic

Question: How to prune this after fruiting? To a roundish shape, or should I be selective with the growth I prune?


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Seedling) 8/10

Alicat's Edible Fruits
Update: 1267 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Easier blueberry to maintain than other varieties.

AKA: Nellie Kelly

Fruiting Months September and October

Planted: 2012

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Coffee grounds, complete fertiliser for acidic plants

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Aphids - control with white oil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue 9/10

Wampa's Edible Fruits
Update: 617 days 2hrs

Comments: - Really nice, compact and evergreen. Likes to fruit all year round but has the most flowers and berries from about July through to Dec/Jan. Fruit are nice size and very sweet.

Fruiting Months January, February, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Seedling) 8/10

Loves Fruit Trees's Edible Fruits
Update: 120 days 10hrs

Comments: - Thought I would have a few varieties of Blueberries, so I added this one. It looks lovely and healthy. I;m growing mine in pots but John Hartley says that they are a great plant for Edible Landscaping - that is a fast growing trend these days - because they have blue-green foliage for most of the year with shades of puple during the colder months followed by pink flowers in Spring. They can grow large crops of berries on a relatively short 150 chilling hours. 

Planted: 2015

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SOILCHARGE

Pest Control: ECO-OIL

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

SimplersJoy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2296 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Very interesting variety, so small and quite hardy

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Cutting)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 1559 days 18hrs

Comments: - From Chris - I lost this with all my other blueberries in the dry of 2009. 


Planted: 127

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Seedling) 6/10

Townfarm1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2102 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Planted in 2008 but I really haven't given them any attention.  All the same they have provided me with some fruit which I simply graze on.  Will put more effort into them this year to see what they can do.

Lots of new growth so it will be interesting how they go next fruiting season.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2008

Height 18 Inches

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Seedling) 9/10

Gabbie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2067 days 13hrs

Comments: -

First time growing. Has flowered very well through winter with some fruiting.

Fruiting Months November and December

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue 10/10

Miranda's Edible Fruits
Update: 1301 days 13hrs

Comments: -

fruit really well for last 2 years.

Fruiting Months January, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2006

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

 


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Lily's Edible Fruits
Update: 558 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Everg

Med sun, keep moist

H 1.5x1


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Cutting) 2/10

AJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 405 days 5hrs

Comments: - it's got good growth. had heaps of flowers then fruit, but it's small and not that tasty. maybe i should thin it next time.

Fruiting Months September, October, November

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 200 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: gardenia azalea fertilizer

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Spring

Pest Control: got an Ant/scale problem. use organic spray.

Organic Status:Organic

Question: what can i do to make the fruit tast better?


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Westy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 241 days 5hrs

Comments: - We have 10 blueberry plants of 6 varieties; brogada, denise, blue rose, sunshine blue, reveille, and northland. sulphur used to lower pH, ammonium sulphate used as fertiliizer and to maintain pH. drip irrigation installed along row. sunshine blue variety kept leaves over winter and now covered in flowers, all others are deciduous. 

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 10

Fertiliser or Organics Used: ammonium sulphate

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Seedling)

Kaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2091 days 14hrs

Comments: - covered in lovely pink flowers with a few fruit starting to change color

Fruiting Months August

Planted: 2010

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Nimrodel's Edible Fruits
Update: 2452 days 11hrs

Comments: -

I think the potting mix was too alkaline


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Grafted) 6/10

Naomiw72's Edible Fruits
Update: 2447 days 14hrs

Comments: -

 Have only just planted in a pot about a month ago. Lots of flowers but will have to wait and see how it goes.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: water from the worm farm

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Cutting)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update:  

Comments: - Mowed and then mowed and then mowed again. Whoops. Replaced with one taller than the grass.


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Chris4's Edible Fruits
Update: 2339 days 10hrs

Comments: -

planted in large pot


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