Blueberries are fantastic for the home gardener. They are a delicious
and nutritious fruit, and they can compete head to head with many
ornamental shrubs in their ability to add multiple seasons of interest
to your landscape.
Blueberries are also one the easiest edible plants to grow, and they
just love our acidic Northwest soils.
At the Plant Farm at Smokey Point we seasonally carry almost 30
different varieties, so you can imagine our excitement when we learned
that there was a new variety of blueberry, called 'Pink Lemonade'.
'Pink Lemonade', Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade', is an amazing, unique
blueberry - or should we say "pinkberry". First of its kind, the berries
ripens mid-late to late-season, with moderate yields of medium-sized,
glossy, bright pink fruit.
So what does a pink blueberry taste like? 'Pink Lemonade' berry is said
to have a mild pleasant flavor and good firmness. Can you imagine what
your blueberry pies could look like this summer? Or a season fruit salad
topped with pink blueberries?
Like other blueberries, 'Pink Lemonade' offers four seasons of interest
to your garden and landscape. In spring, when the leaves return it hosts
tiny pinkish-white, bell-shaped flowers. The flowers give way to the
fruit that is pale green at first, then dappled pink, and finally turn
to deep pink on ripening. In the fall, beautiful bright orange foliage
fades to deep red fall, making this shrub a great choice for a colorful
autumn garden. Wintertime twigs are a dusky reddish-brown.
Wouldn't summer be made a little more fun this year, topped with a few
brightly colored 'Pink Lemonade' blueberries?
Click here to see a complete list of all our
seasonally available Blueberries. >>>
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