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Model # 5674Q

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2.5 Qt. Takes The Cake Blueberry(Rabbiteye) Bush - Fruit-bearing Shrub

  • Edible blueberry fruit shrub
  • Plant in full sun : Water regularly until established
  • Plant will ship dormant if ordered mid-Fall to mid-Spring
$ 18 40
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Product Overview

  • Edible blueberry fruit shrub
  • Plant in full sun : Water regularly until established
  • Plant will ship dormant if ordered mid-Fall to mid-Spring
The Takes the Cake is a newly developed rabbit-eye blueberry bush from the Southern Living Plant Collection that produces bountiful amounts of large delicious blueberries in late spring to summer. In Early to mid-spring Takes the Cake will be covered in small bell-shaped white flowers that will This shrub has a controlled upright growth habit that will mature to 4-5 in. H x 3-4 in. W. This variety is characterized by early ripening, late flowering, and a moderate chilling requirement (500-550 hours); which helps ward off damage from late frosts and results high yields of quality fruit.
  • Fertilize in spring with ab acidic slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Very low maintenance once plant is established
  • Full sun-part shade
  • Grows best in slightly acidic well drained garden soil
  • Blueberries contain antioxidants and provide many nutritional benefits
  • Easy to grow fruit
  • Water 2 to 3 times per week until estabished

Product Overview

  • Edible blueberry fruit shrub
  • Plant in full sun : Water regularly until established
  • Plant will ship dormant if ordered mid-Fall to mid-Spring
Model #: 5674Q
Internet #: 301005709

The Takes the Cake is a newly developed rabbit-eye blueberry bush from the Southern Living Plant Collection that produces bountiful amounts of large delicious blueberries in late spring to summer. In Early to mid-spring Takes the Cake will be covered in small bell-shaped white flowers that will This shrub has a controlled upright growth habit that will mature to 4-5 in. H x 3-4 in. W. This variety is characterized by early ripening, late flowering, and a moderate chilling requirement (500-550 hours); which helps ward off damage from late frosts and results high yields of quality fruit.

  • Fertilize in spring with ab acidic slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Very low maintenance once plant is established
  • Full sun-part shade
  • Grows best in slightly acidic well drained garden soil
  • Blueberries contain antioxidants and provide many nutritional benefits
  • Easy to grow fruit
  • Water 2 to 3 times per week until estabished

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • Edible blueberry fruit shrub
  • Plant in full sun : Water regularly until established
  • Plant will ship dormant if ordered mid-Fall to mid-Spring
The Takes the Cake is a newly developed rabbit-eye blueberry bush from the Southern Living Plant Collection that produces bountiful amounts of large delicious blueberries in late spring to summer. In Early to mid-spring Takes the Cake will be covered in small bell-shaped white flowers that will This shrub has a controlled upright growth habit that will mature to 4-5 in. H x 3-4 in. W. This variety is characterized by early ripening, late flowering, and a moderate chilling requirement (500-550 hours); which helps ward off damage from late frosts and results high yields of quality fruit.
  • Fertilize in spring with ab acidic slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Very low maintenance once plant is established
  • Full sun-part shade
  • Grows best in slightly acidic well drained garden soil
  • Blueberries contain antioxidants and provide many nutritional benefits
  • Easy to grow fruit
  • Water 2 to 3 times per week until estabished

Product Overview

  • Edible blueberry fruit shrub
  • Plant in full sun : Water regularly until established
  • Plant will ship dormant if ordered mid-Fall to mid-Spring
Model #: 5674Q
Internet #: 301005709

The Takes the Cake is a newly developed rabbit-eye blueberry bush from the Southern Living Plant Collection that produces bountiful amounts of large delicious blueberries in late spring to summer. In Early to mid-spring Takes the Cake will be covered in small bell-shaped white flowers that will This shrub has a controlled upright growth habit that will mature to 4-5 in. H x 3-4 in. W. This variety is characterized by early ripening, late flowering, and a moderate chilling requirement (500-550 hours); which helps ward off damage from late frosts and results high yields of quality fruit.

  • Fertilize in spring with ab acidic slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Very low maintenance once plant is established
  • Full sun-part shade
  • Grows best in slightly acidic well drained garden soil
  • Blueberries contain antioxidants and provide many nutritional benefits
  • Easy to grow fruit
  • Water 2 to 3 times per week until estabished

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

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Price
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$18.40
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Ratings (3) (6) (0) (0)
Organic No No No No
Hardiness Zone 6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F) 7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F) 7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F) 4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F)
Sun Tolerance Part Sun Full Sun Full Sun Full Sun
Additional Characteristics Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Hummingbird/Butterfly Attractant,Pollinator Required Disease Resistant,Hummingbird/Butterfly Attractant,Pollinator Required Disease Resistant,Hummingbird/Butterfly Attractant,Pollinator Required Hummingbird/Butterfly Attractant
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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height
48
Mature Width (in.)
36
Planting Depth (in.)
6

Details

Additional Characteristics
Disease Resistant,Hummingbird/Butterfly Attractant,Pollinator Required
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Average Shipping Height (in.)
8
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
White
Botanical Name
Vaccinium ashei 'Vernon' PP18291
Chilling Requirements (hours)
500
Common Name
Blueberry Plant
Days to Harvest
270
Fragrance
None
Growth Habit
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Organic
No
Organic
Non-Organic
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
30
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
Twice a week
Wildlife Attracted
Bees,Butterflies,Pollinators
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height
48
Mature Width (in.)
36
Planting Depth (in.)
6

Details

Additional Characteristics
Disease Resistant,Hummingbird/Butterfly Attractant,Pollinator Required
Annual / Perennial
Perennial
Average Shipping Height (in.)
8
Best Time to Plant
Spring to Fall
Blossom Color
White
Botanical Name
Vaccinium ashei 'Vernon' PP18291
Chilling Requirements (hours)
500
Common Name
Blueberry Plant
Days to Harvest
270
Fragrance
None
Growth Habit
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Organic
No
Organic
Non-Organic
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
30
Returnable
90-Day
Shipped As
Container
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
Twice a week
Wildlife Attracted
Bees,Butterflies,Pollinators
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

When can you expect the plant to start producing blueberries? Would it be within the same season ...

When can you expect the plant to start producing blueberries? Would it be within the same season that you purchased it?
Asked by: cenecene
The plant will start producing right away, but you don't want it to produce the first year. Take the flowers off. I know temptation is why waste. But if the plant isn't 3-4 years old it needs all its energy for root development and foliage. A good plant will last you 35-50 years.
Answered by: Sunny
Date published: 2019-03-02

Are these blueberries suitable for a 14x14 sq. 16in. deep pot ?

Are these blueberries suitable for a 14x14 sq. 16in. deep pot ?
Asked by: walt
16 inches deep is fine. Roots grow wide but that deep. I would go with a bit wider after 4th year. Side note: hhuge amounts of peet moss in the container, at least 1/3rd should be moss.
Answered by: Sunny
Date published: 2019-03-02

How far north will these varieties grow

Asked by: Ss
This blueberry can grow up to 48"
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2019-04-11

Do you have to plant another variety to criss pollinate?

Asked by: Jc
To a certain extent, Blueberries are self-pollinating. But to really get a considerable haul of berries, you're gonna want to get other blueberry bushes. The Takes the Cake Blueberry is a 'Vernon' variety of blueberry and it is ideal for cross-pollinating with 'Alapaha' varieties of blueberries, such as the Bless Your Heart Blueberry.
Answered by: Southern Living Expert
Date published: 2018-05-15
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Customer Reviews

Southern Living Plant Collection 2.5 Qt. Takes The Cake Blueberry(Rabbiteye) Bush - Fruit-bearing Shrub is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like the 'Bless Your Heart' this arrived with blossoms. It... Like the 'Bless Your Heart' this arrived with blossoms. It was treated in the same way. It does not seem to be heat friendly.
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This plant came very fresh and with young berries. It was well packed and must have shipped quic... This plant came very fresh and with young berries. It was well packed and must have shipped quickly because the soil was slightly moist still. Well done Home Depot online.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks good so far has fruit on it already ... Looks good so far has fruit on it already
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful plants... Beautiful plants
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arrived well packaged. Already bearing fruit only a few weeks... Arrived well packaged. Already bearing fruit only a few weeks after planting.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I ordered this plant along with the Bless your heart blueberry plant and both are diseased. I hav... I ordered this plant along with the Bless your heart blueberry plant and both are diseased. I have had such great luck and experience with Home Depot, that I'm really upset that now I have these two plants sitting by my garbage can, needing to be disposed of. I am waiting for my daughter to get here to help me by taking a picture of each of them for you, but will probably have to dump them tomorrow on my garbage day. Please refund my account for both plants, or if you have to, replace them. Please have someone check them closely. I'm really disappointed and sad, as I waited a long time for these. Thanks!
Date published: 2018-05-30
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