Rubel blueberry is a hardy native bush selected and grown by both homeowners and commercial farms. This highbush blueberry produces small, light blue berries known for their tart, full-flavor. Good for muffins and pies. Ripens mid-season and produces a consistent crop each year, up to 15 pounds. Blueberries are known as a rich antioxidant food. Rubel contains a high amount, twice other varieties. Rubel is also an ornamental shrub with white spring flowers, red autumn leaves, and red twigs in winter. Grows upright to 5'-7' tall, 4' wide. Needs strongly acidic soil. Soil acidifier can be purchased from any garden center. 1-year-old #1 bareroot bushes, 6" to 12".(zones 3-7).
Note: Blueberry Plants are self pollinating but cross-pollination produces a better crop creating larger berries and larger yields. It is best to plant more than one variety that blooms at the same time. Requires acidic soil (4.0-5.2). Purchase soil acidifier from any garden center.
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Rubel is a northern highbush blueberry grown for both home and commercial use. This hardy native bush produces small, firm, light blue berries good for baking. The berries have twice the antioxidant value of other varieties. Ripens mid-season producing a consistent crop each year. White spring flowers, red autumn leaves and red twigs in winter. (zones 3-7).