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BLUEBERRY - SHARPBLUE

Sharpblue BlueberryBotanical Name: Vaccinium hybrid
Description

Excellent quality large fruit. Very low chill requirements and self-pollinating. A tough and vigorous bush. It has grown well in both sandy soils and heavier loams. The fruit has a wet scar, and is likely to become soft during very hot weather, meaning that it needs to be harvested frequently to overcome this.

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

VIC, SA, WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

September, October, November, December

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Blueberry - Sharpblue

I have my Sharpe in a pot and has given fruit once. I want to plant it in granite soil. Tenterfield area. What do you think? Plant it out and hope for the best or keep in the pot. | Leighton Breen - Tenterfield, NSW 11-Apr-2008
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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Cutting) 9/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 1092 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Very good flavour. Of the 6 varieties planted, this is one of the better tasting fruit. However, the berry size seems to be getting smaller in succeeding years.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 200 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Bird netting essential to stop birds eating berries. Birds will be checking the bushes several times a day.

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sharpblue 6/10

Itdepends1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2925 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Large quantity of cow manure added to sandy soil  sodium bentonite (clay, stock feed) for moisture/prevent water repellency. Pine needle mulch flowers of sulphur to decrease soil pH (Blueberries like acid soils).

Note blueberries will prefer some shelter from sun- particularly in warmer climates (e.g. Perth).

Planted at the same time as my Misty blue plants- hasn't grown as well or fruited as heavily

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 5 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pruned By: 20% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Azalea and camellia mix

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Blueberry - Sharpblue

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2877 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Good fruit.

Pollination: No


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Cutting)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 1257 days 17hrs

Planted: 127

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Sharpblue

Brad1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2532 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Labelled as Sharpe. Bought in small pot Dec 2009. Potted up Dec 22 (the rightmost plant). Mix of commercial grade unfertilized potting mix, peat conditioning mix (~half-half), plus some zeolite, spongelite, cow manure, pine fines, coffee grounds and a final squirt of lemon juice. Have azalea slow release fertilizer for use when its adjusted to the new pot. Some leaf damage jan 2010 - maybe a grasshopper? Flowering August 2010, was a bit late with fungicide spray. Still young, so thinned fruit and flowers mid september, only leaving a handful to taste.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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Blueberry - Sharpblue

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2959 days 18hrs

Comments: -

In a pot under the trees and looking very healthy.


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Grafted) 9/10

San1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1393 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Its highly productive and the fruit is gorgeous and delisious.

Fruiting Months August, September, October, November

Planted: 2013

Height 300 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Liquid manure

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

So far not needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Seedling)

DonnaB's Edible Fruits
Update: 2558 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Planted a year ago but not too sure on how it is going. Don't really know enough about them. Have also planted a Misty and will see how they go.

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Cutting)

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2697 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Lovely plant. Hardy, and has fruit on it very often, even though it is not yet in the ground.

Fruiting Months February, April, December

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Biloxi, GulfCoast

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol.

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Grafted) 4/10

Lissa's Edible Fruits
Update: 1708 days 14hrs

Comments: -

I would so love to think these little plants would one day provide me with more than two delicious berries :S Who knows...they're very healthy and growing well if slowly. Eventually keeled over.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.25 metres

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

No pest problems experienced.

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sharpblue 8/10

Nqgrower1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2169 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Blueberries are delicious. My plant did not look very well about 3 months ago and i think I had a fungus. I repotted the plants in azalea mix and I now have flowers (four on one bush and three on the other), but I think I will pull them off to get the plant to focus on growth.

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Blueberry - Sharpblue 2/10

Nigel1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2930 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Unusual and extreme heatwave last year caused stress on plant. Even after moving into shaded protected area and lots of TLC, blueberry still died.


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Blueberry - Sharpblue 1/10

Rob16a's Edible Fruits
Update: 2899 days 8hrs

Comments: -

dead after 2 weeks


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Blueberry - Sharpblue

Liz's Edible Fruits
Update: 2911 days 16hrs

Comments: -

In a 580mm dia pot, planted in a mixture of 40% peat moss, 40% coir and 20% vermiculite (per best fruiting results in planting trials by a US university... found the details on the internet) - planted late 2008.

Planted: 2008

Qty: 1

Pollination: No


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Blueberry - Sharpblue 7/10

CasONeill1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2932 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Panted out in garden over winter - have high hopes!


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Seedling)

Julie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1671 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Difficulty keeping the water up to them during summer in pots, so I planted them in the ground but died the next season anyway.  The Misty's which I kept in pots but moved into the shade are still doing very well.


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Cutting) 9/10

Maisie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2565 days 11hrs

Comments: - I now have some fruit.

Pollination: Cross Pollination


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Blueberry - Sharpblue 7/10

Cindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2920 days 15hrs

Comments: -

produced well to my suprise i was not sure if it would be too hot here,kids enjoy the morning picking just before school. Planning on planting more of these small bushy shrubs.Fruit has been tasty. 

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: liquid

Pest Control:

no pests


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Chris4's Edible Fruits
Update: 2907 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Growing under shade cloth in a large pot


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Seedling)

Sserendipityy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2416 days 13hrs

Comments: -

This is the first blueberry i have grown. i did not choose the species and it has a little rust on it.

cost was $12 from bunnings

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pest Control:

I aim to use organic means in the first instance.

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

I didn't know about Blueberry rust when i received this plant.

What is the best organic way to deal with this?

If I give the plant optimum care and just remove affected leaves continually ,will this solve this issue?


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Blueberry - Sharpblue 5/10

Russ3's Edible Fruits
Update: 1312 days 10hrs

Comments: - A year ago and have had a real bad run, didn't mater what I did it just kept dying back on the branches. After a major trim and planting 2 buddies in the same big pot for cross pollination as this will increase fruit production significantly, it's on the mend. Maybe they just needed some company in such large pot. seems to be thriving now. I have noticed the large spoon shape leaves can hold water and if they are left with wet foliage your going to have a problem. they are acid loving plants, I use azalea potting mix, azalea slow release fertiliser and pine bark.

Planted: 2013

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Brightwell/Powderblue

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Azalea slow release

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Inspect daily for caterpillars and grass hoppers


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Blueberry - Sharpblue

Letsgoedibles1's Edible Fruits
Update: 383 days 18hrs

Comments: - Love Blueberries, at present I buy them forzen. Looking forward to getting a good supply of my own growing. Have 7 different plants do far. Blueberries have proven to be difficult to grow here. Have recently transplanted them into another area of the garden that gets less afternoon sun in summer. The have been planted in Azalea potting mx and peat moss. So far they seem to prefer their new location.

Planted: 2016

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Kahoona Ideal for Camellias, Gardenias, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and other acid loving plants. Pellet Form Organic Based Boosted Fertiliser


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Cutting)

4Poppies1's Edible Fruits
Update: 77 days 14hrs


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Blueberry - Sharpblue

Blackfinger1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2928 days 12hrs

Comments: -

probably bad location


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Blueberry - Sharpblue

Ellen's Edible Fruits
Update: 2954 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Supplier - Daleys

got it last summer 08

One can never have enough of blueberries .


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Cutting) 10/10

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2446 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Sept 2010 - Small fruit developing

Nov/Dec harvesting fruit

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Sharpblue

Minky1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2276 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Trying again in pot this time. New growth coming on - took most of the flowers off.

Got quite burnt while away and most leaves died, hoping plant will pull through.

Height 37 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Minky1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2767 days 15hrs

Comments: -

First one died, just ordered another from Daleys should arrive next week.  Died also from one too many dog tramplings.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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