• Sunshine blue cluster
  • Sunshine blue flower
  • Sunshine blue on bush
  • Sunshine blue on deck

Low Chill

Sunshine Blue

For gardens from San Diego to Seattle, Sunshine Blue has it all. This semi-dwarf, versatile evergreen blueberry features showy hot pink flowers that fade to white in spring, yielding large crops of delicious berries. Sunshine Blue tolerates higher pH soils better than many other blueberries and it is self-pollinizing. The low chilling requirement of 150 hours makes it suitable for Southern California, but we find it is surprisingly cold-hardy and a wonderful addition to our patios and gardens here in the Pacific Northwest. Excellent for patio pots. 

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-10

Public Variety

Berry Size:

Medium Medium Size
Primary Use: Container Plant
Fruit Qualities: Richly Sweet
Bush Habit: Compact, Upright
Chilling Level: Low Chill
Ripening Season  
Triangle Season Scale
Early

Cargo produces monstrous quantities of flower buds. With proper pruning and the right soil amendment, Cargo is extremely productive and the fruit quality is better than any other late-season variety available today. The quality of the fruit holds up well in cold storage, having very good firmness and crunch. The shelf life of Cargo in cold storage is incredibly long.
--Andrea Pergher
Technical Grower Support