Vaccinium hybrid 'Sweetheart'
'Sweetheart' yields big, flavorful berries. Its Northern-Southern hybridization results in a hefty harvest of medium to large, frosty berries in late May-early June and, if temperatures remain mild, a second, lighter crop in the fall. Plant alongside Northern Highbush varieties like ‘Earliblue’ or ‘Duke’ for best results. Needs 750-800 chill hours and thrives in direct sunlight, acidic soil, and ample irrigation and fertilizer. Provides excellent forage for wildlife and pollinators.