Duke Blueberry produces high quality powder-blue berries. It produces white with a pink tinge flowers followed by sweet, large blue berries up to 1/2 inch across. The berries ripen in late summer. The dark green leaves turn a burgundy color in the fall. It is similar to Bluecrop, but a little bit sweeter. Bees are attracted to the flowers when in bloom.
Duke Blueberry is a shrub that grows up to 6' tall and 8' wide. This shrub can be incorporated into a shrub border or as part a regular landscape.You can even plant this fruiting shrub in a container. Blueberries like humus rich soil, full sun or part shade, and medium to wet, well-drained soil. Mulch with organic mulch to keep the roots cool and moist. Keep it well watered when the berries are ripening.
Blueberry production is greater when cross pollinated with another variety. Cross Duke Blueberry with Bluecrop or Blueray Blueberry. They are a very nutritious berry and high in bioflavanoids. Blueberries can be eaten fresh, used in pies, jams, and syrup. Wildlife and birds are attracted to the berries. Place bird netting over the shrub to protect the berries if you wish to harvest the berries.