Vaccinium x 'Reka' - Reka Blueberry

Vaccinium x 'Reka' - Reka Blueberry

Vaccinium x 'Reka'

Blueberry

Categories: Fruit

This fast growing blueberry is an upright grower that adapts well to various soil types. Abundant bell shaped flowers in the spring are followed by bountiful medium sized tasty berries early in the season (July). Perfect for eating fresh, cooking, jellies and jams.  Nice green leaves become a burgundy-red color in the fall followed by red stems in winter give a splash of color in the garden or landscape.

We offer Reka 24"+ in a 5 gallon container.


More About Vaccinium x 'Reka'

  • Health benefits.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Showy in the landscape.
  • Year around interest.

Interesting Notes:

GROWN SAFE™,  For your safety and peace of mind, we give you our word that for at least the past twelve months the only pest controls used on our fruit and berries are those listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMR) for organic fruit and berry production.


Blueberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fertilize in the spring after blooming with a fertilizer for acid-loving plants.


Height:

4-6 Feet

Spread:

4-6 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

4-7

Vaccinium x 'Reka' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife

  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water

Attributes

  • Edible

Habit

  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Genus Overview: Vaccinium

Common Name: Blueberry

The blueberry is prized for its sweet to tart edible fruits. Referred to as a “super fruit” the blueberry provides a source of amazing health benefits. The perfect snack, blueberries are packed with vitamins A, C, iron, potassium, phosphorus and just 80 calories with 4 grams of fiber per cup. Early to mid-spring bell-shaped creamy white flower give way to frosty, sky blue berries that start to ripen in June, July and August with the later blooming varieties lasting into September. They will fruit on their own each year but planting a different variety with the same bloom time will greatly enhance berry production. Grows well when planted in highly acidic, well drained but moist soils. Does well in sun or partial shade and can be grown in a container on small patio and balconies. The blueberry is a deciduous plant that has year round interest. Winter stems can be a bright red, orange or yellow. We grow the Northern High bush varieties.