Duke Blueberry Plants
- Height: 1.8 m
- Harvest: July
- Crops a little after Earliblue in July.
- Fruit: Large and sweet, Eating or Cooking
- Self fertile, but best grown with a partner
- Spacing: 1.2 m apart
- Soil: Acidic
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
Duke Blueberry Bushes
Duke crops slightly later than Earliblue and before Chandler. It is a vigorous plant with big crops of medium-sized, firm fruit that store well for a blueberry. The flavour is not quite as strong as our other varieties, so we recommend mixing Duke in with fruit salads, bowls of cereal or blueberry pies, jams and other preparations with a mix of flavours, rather than just eating them fresh.
Remember that all blueberries need moist, free-draining acidic soil to fruit. They are members of the heather family and so need ericaceous soil conditions. Take a look at our Guide to Growing Blueberry Plants. Blueberries do very well in pots, tubs and other containers.