Question about blueberries

I'd like to get some blueberry plants and put them in containers (alkaline soil in the garden so can't go there).  I've read it is best to have more than one plant so that they pollinate each other.

Will this work if one buys three different plants that crop through the season, say draper, bluecrop and aurora? Or does one need two of each then?

Thanks for any info.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    I don't know anything about blueberries Jim, but to cross pollinate plants need to flower at the same time. 

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,503

    Nut is right, but many blueberries (and the usual varieties sold) will self-pollinate to some extent.  Cross-pollination will produce better crops though.  As long as their flowering season overlaps, some cross-pollination will occur.  The ideal would be to have two different early, two different mid-season and two different late season varieties.   

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