• Northsky v nsy-05

High Chill


Northsky is a half-high blueberry with wild lowbush ancestry. It is the most cold-hardy of all blueberries and can survive extreme winter conditions. Even in warmer areas, Northsky has been quite popular as a wonderful addition to the landscape, being particularly well-suited for container growing, borders or group plantings. The bush grows 2' – 3' wide and begins spring completely covered in snow white blooms. The foliage is dense, with small glossy green leaves in summer.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8

Public Variety

Berry Size:

Small Small Size
Primary Use: Container Plant
Fruit Qualities: Fresh, Wild
Bush Habit: Compact, Mound
Chilling Level: High Chill
Ripening Season  
Triangle Season Scale

One of the earliest ripening varieties for low chill regions, Ventura is a vigorous variety that has very fast growth and enters into production at a very young stage. It has performed well under evergreen management in plastic tunnels in Southern Europe. The fruit is large and firm with a mild flavor. Tip pruning during spring-summer growth benefits its upright habit. Due to this upright habit, the narrow crown and fast growth could be sensitive to wind damage during the first couple of years after planting, therefore use of good windbreaks and protection are highly recommended.
--Antonio A. Alamo
Breeding and R & D Manager