A Blueberry Resource Guide

By: Phil Van Soelen

Phil Van Soelen is the co-owner with Sherrie Althouse of California Flora Nursery, a small, unconventional nursery devoted to California…

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As a companion to the article by Marsha Stout on growing blueberries in her Santa Monica garden in the January 2009 issue of Pacific Horticulture, we offer the following resource guide to sources of plants and further information about these choice garden plants.

Nursery Sources
The following nurseries stock a good selection of Southern highbush blueberry cultivars (Vaccinium corymbosum), suited to the mild-winter regions of the West Coast. Most of them also stock cultivars better suited to cooler regions.

Bay Laurel Nursery
2500 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422
805/466-3406
www.baylaurelnursery.com
Online catalog, mail order, and walk-in

Bloom River Gardens
39744 Deerhorn Road
Springfield, OR 97478
541/726-8997
www.bloomriver.com
Online catalog, walk-in, and mail order

Burnt Ridge Nursery & Orchards
432 Burnt Ridge Road
Onalaska, WA 98570
360/985-2873
www.burntridgenursery.com
Online catalog and mail order

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery
39318 Jasper Lowell Road
Lowell, OR 97452
800/538-3001
www.fallcreeknursery.com
Wholesale; online catalog

Forestfarm
990 Tetherow Road
Williams, OR 97544
541/846-7269
www.forestfarm.com
Online catalog and mail order

Four Winds Growers
www.fourwindsgrowers.com
Online catalog

Greer Gardens
1280 Goodpasture Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401
800/548-0111
www.greergardens.com
Online catalog, mail order, and walk-in

One Green World
28696 S Cramer Road
Molalia, OR 97038-8576
877/353-4028
www.onegreenworld.com
Online catalog, walk-in, and mail order

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply
125 Clydesdale Court
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530/272-4769
www.groworganic.com
Online catalog and mail order

Raintree Nursery
391 Butts Road
Morton, WA 98356
360/496-6400
www.raintreenursery.com
Online catalog, walk-in, and mail order

Please be sure to mention Pacific Horticulture when contacting any of these vendors.

For Further Research
The following short list of books offers further information for the serious grower of blueberries.

Bowling, Barbara L. The Berry Grower’s Companion. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000.

Eck, Paul. Blueberry Science. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1988

_____, editor. Blueberry Culture. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 4th printing 1989.

Trehane, Jennifer. Blueberries, Cranberries, and Other Vacciniums. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004.

The California Rare Fruit Growers has members in twenty-one chapters throughout California and the United States. Their website (www.crfg.org) is filled with helpful information for those who wish to grow almost any edible fruit in their home garden.

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