Early varieties usually produce medium size fruit, but Spartan's is very large and abundant.
Spartan is as strong as its name implies—the bush is tall and upright, which benefits the overall ripening of the berries because of air circulation and sun penetration into the plants canopy. Most blueberry plants are self fertile but will produce better and larger berries if two or more varieties are planted together.
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.