Blueberry ‘Nocturne’ PP (Vaccinium hybrid)
Developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service, ‘Nocturne’ is a vigorous, winter hardy, black-fruited blueberry, originating from a cross of three different blueberry species and a southern Rabbiteye blueberry. It fruits mid-July through mid-August and creates a colorful fruiting landscape plant with reddish-orange unripe berries and dusky black mature fruit. It has a unique, sweet blueberry flavor, and bears 12-15 pounds of fruit after 1-2 years of established growth. Although self-fertile, it is recommended to plant ‘Nocturne’ with other northern blueberry varieties to maximize yields. Grow in well-drained acidic soil. Hardy in zones 4-8.