Reka

Reka Early Season Blueberry Plants
Plant ordering is closed for the 2019 season.
Quantity Price
1 – 3 $8.35
4 – 9 $8.00
10 – 49 $7.35
50 – 99 $6.80
100 – 249 $6.15
250 – 499 $5.70
500+ $5.30

Plants ship between January - July, depending on zone.  Ship dates are selected during checkout process.

Reka blueberry, an early season blueberry variety bred in New Zealand, is one of the fastest growing and most adaptable varieties we have seen. A very vigorous variety, it grows well in light sandy soils, peat and heavier clay loams and is more tolerant to wetter ground than many other varieties. Reka ripens the season as Duke, but the berries have better flavor. Fruit is an attractive dark-blue color and the plant produces large crops. Its winter hardiness is rated equivalent to Bluecrop. We are pleased to offer this high-performing variety and strongly recommend it.

Berry Size: Large
Best in Zones: 4 - 7
Firmness: Firm
Flavor: Excellent
Freezing Quality: Excellent
Winter Hardy: Excellent
Maturity Height: 4-6 feet
Age of Plant: 1.5 years
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Soil pH Level: 4.5 - 4.8 - check before planting
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We recommend a soil pH level of 4.5 - 4.8 for blueberry plants.
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Blueberry plants bear fruit 1 year after planting.
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Easy to grow!
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Contains high levels of Nutraceuticals, a substance providing a healthy benefit to the human body!
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Price includes a royalty or usage fee. Patent laws or license contracts prohibit propagation of the variety for resale or trade.
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Our blueberry plants are cell grown plants which provide a strong root system. The cell is 3”x7” and the canes are 14”. This image is what one cell plant looks like when it is shipped.

Reviews

These plants were worth waiting for, as they are the best producers. I grow these in NYC along a driveway space only 2 feet wide - urban setting. There are 6 varieties, fruiting in early, mid and late season. The Nourse Farms information was very thorough in explaining the varieties, and the Reka variety is our favorite. Delicious! I do check the soil acidity and follow their recommendations on fertilizer. Wonderful resource, and terrific plants!

Cyndee S
Home Grower
Zone 7
06/22/2018

A very good grower and produces lots of berries.

GERALD S
Home Grower
Zone 3
08/16/2018

I had to plant it when the soil was still cold-ish at the end of April but the canes took off in no time. I followed excellent instructions enclosed with my order and fertilized the plants later (didn't get a chance to prepare the soil ahead of time). The leaves are now dark blue with several new canes -- I believe my plants are happy and I can't wait to the next year which should bring the first fruit. Thank you!

Maria
Home Grower
Zone 6
08/21/2018

I planted these in June, so I had no harvest this year; but all plants are growing well -- even through a very hot summer!

Kathleen K
Home Grower
Zone 7
08/21/2018

I planted two of these four years ago. Each produced about two quarts last year and are loaded this year. The berries are large, and tastier than the Duke blueberries, which I also have. Although they get plenty of sunshine - 7:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. -- the branches tend to be long and droop when laden with fruit. I am very happy with these plants.

Lucious D
Home Grower
Zone 7
07/04/2019

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