Adaptable to a wide range of northern climates and soil types, Reka produces early-ripening, medium-sized berries with an exceptionally rich flavour and pleasing aroma. Surprisingly high yields and beautiful burgundy red fall colour on this 4 -6 ft. bush makes Reka a must-have for every blueberry lover. Dark blue fruits ripen about the same time as Duke, but the berries have better flavour. Developed in New Zealand, Reka is a Northern Highbush variety that grows best in temperate climates where total winter chilling is 1,000 hours or more. Its fruits are excellent for fresh eating and processing. Vigorous and fast growing, Reka Blueberry is also a good choice for local farm markets and u-pick markets. May require support wires due to heavy yields!
Latin: Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Reka’
Hardiness Zone: 4 – 8
Height: 4′ – 8′
Spread: 3′ – 4′
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Ripens: July – Early August (Early-season)
Flower Colour: White, bell-shaped
Fruit Colour: Light blue
Foliage Colour: Dark green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Requirements: Slightly Acidic (pH 4.8-6)
- Edible Fruit
- Late flowering
- Fall foliage colour (Orange-yellow)
Special Considerations: Requires acidic soils for growth an fruit. Fruit set is improved by cross-pollination however it is not required.
Spring Plant Reservations
All Spring Plant Reservations have a 50% minimum deposit required to place orders. An order can also be paid in full.
Orders will be placed based on payment of a deposit or full payment. Deposits (50% of order value) cannot be refunded after April 5th, 2019.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow instructions on your invoice.
We strongly recommend ordering before April 5th, 2019 to secure your order. Please note that orders after this date are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities.
Any bulk orders of 50+ plants will be subject to bulk order pricing. Please contact us for bulk orders.
SPR orders must be picked up May 17-19 from the farm in Krestova. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to deliver to Nelson or Castlegar Garden Festivals due to recent SPR order quantities.
This item is for pick-up only and does not qualify for shipping via Canada Post.
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