Perpetua Blueberry Tree

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Perpetua Blueberry

Vaccinium ‘ORUS-61-1’ PP24,209
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Distinguished by its ability to flower on new growth, its attractive combination of dark green and glossy leaves, along with flowers and edible fruit in late summer and fall; and its vigorous, vase-shaped, compact plant habit. You will get one crop of fruit mid-summer and also ripe fruit in fall. Leaves turn to deep reds and greens in the winter. The new canes are bright yellow and red in winter. Berries are smallish in size and are mild and sweet.

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The Story

Perpetua’s history goes back to a botanist near Monmouth, Maine, 1963, who collected seeds from a blueberry with an unusual appearance. Thirty years later, the collected seed was brought out of storage by Chad Finn and associates and they sowed the seeds in Corvallis, Oregon. Once 2000 came around, seeds were taken from Chad Finn’s crop and it was discovered that some of the blueberries produced crops in summer and later in fall. These double croppers were a hybrid-mix between Vaccinium angustifolium and Vaccinium corymbosum. Perpetua was patented in 2014 and is currently available to home gardeners today!

The Details

Two crops and a color show?! Perpetua will be keeping you on your toes with its productivity and surprises. Perpetua will produce its first berries in mid-summer as a double cropper, the second in fall. This gives you more berries to enjoy in the hot of the year. Once the berries are gone, and the dark green leaves lose their luster, the leaves transform their color to deep reds and greens in the winter, giving you some color interest in the dark of winter.

Height: 4-5 ft
Spread: 4-5 ft
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage: Dark Green
Fall/Winter Foliage: Dark Greens & Reds
Zones: 4-8"

How to Grow

Acid soil is key to growing Blueberries successfully. These peat-loving Accents require very low–pH conditions to thrive. If your soil isn’t naturally acidic, you may want to grow Perpetua Blueberry in a large container or raised bed. Give it all-day sun if possible and use lots of organic matter—both as a soil amendment and mulch. Water weekly if no rainfalls. Even though Perpetua is self-pollinating, you may want to plant other blueberry varieties to increase your yearly berry yield.

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