Attractive and productive southern highbush variety.
Early to fruit, the medium-to-large, sky blue berries are spicy sweet. The upright, spreading 4-6 feet tall plants have bright blue-green foliage that contrasts with pinky-white flowers in spring and make lovely ornamental shrubs with the foliage turning burgundy in fall. Plant with other varieties for better yield. Misty has a low chill requirement of 300 hours and does well as far north as Seattle, WA. "Chill requirement" refers to the accumulated hours of temperatures a plant experiences between freezing and 45 F that is required to break dormancy.
Plant blueberry plants in a sunny to partially shaded area, in a well-drained, very acidic soil, with a pH of 4.2-5.2. Plant at least two different varieties for cross pollination. Set blueberry plants 4-8 feet apart (3 feet apart for hedges).
As fruit ripens, cover blueberry plants with netting to deter birds. Pick fruit promptly to discourage insects.