Large berries with pleasantly sweet flavor, Star can now compliment early season bounty in home gardens with early ripening. Developed by University of Florida, this variety blooms over very long period of time which makes it a good pollenizer for other varieties. Deciduous, yellow fall foliage, Star has a chilling requirement of 400 hours.
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.