Superior blueberry was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 2009. It was found to be a vigorous producer that fruits later in the season. Superior is hardy in zone 4 and when mature zone 3. Superior’s berries are a light-medium blue in color, firm texture with soft flesh when ripe. It has a pleasantly sweet balanced blueberry flavor and can be used in jam, pies, baked goods and sauces. Superior will be a nice addition to any edible landscape with its showy white blossoms in May and its maroon foliage in October.
Planting Instructions: High Bush
Start with selecting a sunny location in well- drained soil free of weeds and well worked. Locate in an area where irrigation water is available as best results will be obtained by keeping the root zone moist throughout the growing season. Where the soil is poor or marginally drained, raised beds 3-4 feet wide and 8-12″ high work very well for blueberries. Blueberries can be planted as close as 2-1/2 feet apart. If planted in rows, allow 8-10 feet between the rows depending on equipment used for mowing or cultivating. Mulching – Blueberries do best with a 2-4″ mulch over the roots to conserve moisture, prevent weeds and add organic matter. Bark mulch, sawdust, grass clippings, etc. all work well. Repeat every other year.