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Vaccinium angustifolium

Common Name(s): Lowbush blueberry; sweet lowbush blueberry
Family: Ericaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 100 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=68° (F)
Opt.Min=55° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 32 to 50 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -33° (F)
Soil pH: 4.3 to 5
Soil Texture/Type: Lime-free loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright-Lt shade
Much like highbush, but with more northern climate. 70-90 days for fruit develop. Grown in northeast and Great Lakes region of US and Canada.
Phytothora, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Food - fruit
Temperate, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Northern USA, Southern Canada

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