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Blueberry, Rubel Vaccinium corymbosum 'Rubel'

Rubel Blueberry - Vaccinium corymbosum 'Rubel'
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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 lbs. Blueberries are known as a rich antioxidant food. Rubel contains a high amount, twice that of 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-fertile, 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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Zones 3 - 7 Zones 3 - 7
Hardiness Zones 3 - 7
The Rubel Blueberry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Fruit Tree Fruit Tree
Type of tree
Fruit Trees, Shrubs
5' - 7' High 5' - 7' High
Mature Height
The Rubel Blueberry grows to be 5' - 7' feet in height.
4' Spread 4' Spread
Mature Spread
The Rubel Blueberry has a spread of about 4' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth Slow to Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This blueberry does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil

Requires Acidic Soil

Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This blueberry has rounded shape.
Attributes

Hardy native bush selected and grown by both homeowners and commercial farms. Grows upright to 5'-7' tall, 4' wide. Blueberry plants are self-fertile, 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. Needs strongly acidic soil. Soil acidifier can be purchased from any garden center.

Description

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).

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Wildlife Value

Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early summer.

Leaves

Also an ornamental tree with red autumn leaves and red twigs in winter.

Flower Color

White flowers

Bloom Time

April-May

Fruit Description

Small, firm, light blue berries good for baking and known for their tart, full flavor. Good for muffins and pies. Antioxidant-rich, even more so than other blueberries. Ripens mid-season and produces a consistent crop each year, up to 15 lbs.