PLEASE NOTE:  We are currently unable to ship any plants due to the heat.  Blueberry Plant shipping will resume in September, when the temperatures are cooler.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions, at The Blueberry Patch.

General Questions

1) Can I have a catalog mailed to me?
2) Can I have wholesale literature mailed to me?
3) What payment methods to you accept?
4) Do you have a minimum order?
5) What is the cost of shipping?
6) What shipping service do you use?
7) Can I pick up at your location?
8) After an order has been placed, when will it be shipped?

Blueberry Plant Questions

1) What is the best way to order blueberry plants?
2) I am not ready for delivery yet, but I would like to order my plants now.
3) What is the best time to order?
4) What time of the year is best for planting?
5) Why are there different varieties?
6) What varieties to you have available?
7) What sizes are available?
8) When are blueberries harvested?
9) I am just a backyard grower, or I just want to try growing blueberries, can you help?
10) What if my plants arrive damaged?
11) How are your plants shipped? Bare root or in containers?
12) How long do plants take to ship?
13) How long before I will be able to harvest my new plants?

Blueberry Fruit Questions

1) How should you freeze blueberries?
2) Can you refreeze blueberries?
3) Do different varieties taste different?
4) What are the health benefits of blueberries?

 


 

General Questions

1) Can I have a catalog mailed to me?

At this time, we have no printed catalogs available. The complete list of plants available for sale is on our online catalog atwww.theblueberrypatch.org/catalog.

2) Can I have wholesale literature mailed to me?
Absolutely, wholesale orders are available to growers and retailers. Please call our office at (419) 884-1797, or email us atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and leave us your contact information. We will send you our latest brochure detailing our wholesale plants available.

3) What payment methods to you accept?

Our online catalog accepts visa/mastercard. If you visit our giftshop in person, we can take cash, check, or most major credit cards.(VISA, MC, Discover)

4) Do you have a minimum order?

Retail orders are accepted at any level plus the cost of shipping. For wholesale pricing to growers and retailers there is a minimum of $250.00 to be eligible. 

5) What is the cost of shipping?

In order to provide you the fairest cost possible, our website pulls the latest shipping tables directly from the USPS. Shipping will be calculated based on your location, and the total weight of the order.

6) What shipping service do you use?

Our website is set up to gather shipping information from USPS. Orders placed by phone can be shipped by USPS and charges will be applied. We cannot guarantee the the arrival or condition of any package shipped via UPS, and because of this we will not be shipping with their service. 

7) Can I pick up at your location?

Yes, we offer free pick up for any order placed over the phone or online. Please leave us contact information so we can inform you when the order is ready. Blueberry plant orders may take several days, as we will have to pull the inventory from the nursery.

8) After an order has been placed, when will it be shipped?

Shipments are typically sent out on Tuesdays, 5-10 days after the order was received. Blueberry Plants will sell out each year, and once we are sold out of plants for the season, we will pick up shipping again around October 15th. 

Blueberry Plant Questions

1) What is the best way to order blueberry plants?

You can browse our complete catalog of plants available at www.theblueberrypatch.org/catalog. For growers or retailers with wholesale orders of $250.00 or more, please contact us directly for pricing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2) I am not ready for delivery yet, but I would like to order my plants now.

You can order your plants on our website at anytime. As part of the order process there is a form which will let you choose when you would like them delivered.

3) What is the best time to order?

You should order your plants as soon as possible. Though we continue to grow, we sell out of our plants every year. Ordering early will help ensure you get your first choice of varieties.

4) What time of the year is best for planting?

Blueberry plants can be planted any time after the last hard spring frost, and before the first autumn frost. Home gardeners generally plant during the spring, while commercial growers are recommended to plant in early autumn.

5) Why are there different varieties?

Different varieties of blueberries have been selected and bred to maximize certain characteristics of each plant. Plants like “Patriot” have been developed to tolerate less than ideal soils, while “Elliot” simply produces high volumes of berries per year. Also different varieties ripen at different times. See the blueberry plants page of our website for information on each variety, and ripening charts. At the blueberry patch we grow 27 varieties of northern highbush blueberries.

6) What varieties to you have available?

At this time we are propagating EarliBlue, Bluetta, Duke, Patriot, BlueJay, Sierra, BlueRay, BlueCrop, Berkeley, Jersey, and Elliot. Please visit the nursery section of our website for information on each variety.

7) What sizes are available?

Our online catalog sells Bare Root 8-12” plants, and 1-Gallon two year old plants 18-24”. Wholesale plants are available in 3-8” Rooted Cuttings, 8-12” Bare Root, 12”+ Bare Root, 1-Gallon two year old (18-24”), and 3-Gallon three year old (24-36”).

8) When are blueberries harvested?

Many factors are involved in the ripening schedule of blueberries. From the variety of the bush, seasonal weather, and the climate zone they are planted in. At our patch, here in Zone 5, harvesting typically starts with the “Bluetta” variety around July 1st, and ends with “Elliott” well into September. See our websites Nursery section for charts and more information.

9) I am just a backyard grower, or I just want to try growing blueberries, can you help?

Of course! We not only sell to vendors and growers, but countless home gardens are featuring blueberry plants that started life at our nursery. Visit our website and select the variety that’s best for you, or try starting with our Blueberry Patch Variety Pack which contains a few of our favorites, and we will include growing tips along with your order.

10) What if my plants arrive damaged?

Be aware that your are purchasing living plants, and nursery stock is perishable. Once you receive your order you should immediately and carefully unpack the order. In the rare event that you have any problems, feel free to call us right away so we can process a refund if necessary. After you have inspected the plants, they should be properly stored if they are not to be planted right away. If your package was damaged by the carrier, please report the damaged package and refuse delivery, then call and inform us of the issue so we may work with the carrier to get your order replaced.

11) How are your plants shipped? Bare root or in containers?

Containers and excess soil can drastically increase shipping charges, as such our plants are shipped in plastic bags with most of the excess soil removed.

12) How long do plants take to ship?

Typically our plants can be packed and shipped in 5-10 business days, unless you choose a later date at the time of your order. Please check availability prior to ordering, as we will sell out each season. The next seasons plants will be ready to ship around October 15th each year. 

13) How long before I will be able to harvest my new plants?

Plants one gallon or larger will be able harvest a handful of berries in the first year. Each year afterward, you will get more and more fruit until the bush reaches maturity. A mature bush can produce as much as 20 pounds of blueberries.

Blueberry Fruit Questions

1) How should you freeze blueberries?

Blueberries are very easy to freeze! Simply place loose unwashed berries in desired containers and freeze. Berries should be washed just prior to using. Remember, we carry delicious frozen blueberries in our giftshop year round.

2) Can you refreeze blueberries?

Blueberries that have been slightly thawed once or twice taste just as good, however they will change texture with each cycle. For best results only thaw out the amount you need to use.

3) Do different varieties taste different?

Different varieties of blueberries have been selected and bred to maximize certain characteristics of each plant. Plants like “Patriot” have been developed to tolerate less than ideal soils, while “Elliot” simply produces high volumes of berries per year. There are subtle differences in flavor, from sweet to tart, but it’s best to try them and see what you like the best. At the Blueberry Patch we grow 27 varieties of northern highbush blueberries and they all taste a bit different.

4) What are the health benefits of blueberries?

As published by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Blueberries are cited as one of the “10 Super Foods”.
Blueberries/Blackberries are packed with tannins, anthocyanidins, flavonoids, polyphenols, and proanthcyanidins that have been linked to prevention and reversal of age-related mental decline. They also have powerful anti-cancer effects. Use frozen organic berries in the winter when fresh ones are not available.

Blueberries are high in vitamins and antioxidants. In fact studies have shown that the blueberry is the leader in Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC). While rich with Vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber, the blueberry remains low in calories, sodium, and has no cholesterol. A great addition to any diet.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 
TheBlueberryPatch.org has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following
discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for all of our Internet services.

We use your IP address and browser information to help diagnose problems with our server and to gather broad demographic
information.Portions of our site use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests.

When specifically requested by the user, we use customer contact information from registration forms to send the user information
about our company and services. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary.
Any user may cancel or opt-out of any service or future mailing by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Demographic and profile data is collected at our site. We use this data to strategize and prioritize the development of new products and
services. From time to time, this information may be shared with advertisers and other parties -- but only an overall, non-identifying,
aggregate basis. We never sell, give, share, or disclose any specific personal information we collect on our site, except as required
to complete a transaction as directly requested by the user.

This site contains links to other sites. TheBlueberryPatch.org is not responsible for the practices or the content of such Web sites.

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This website is for informational purposes only. It is provided to you solely for your own personal use and not for purposes of resale
, distribution, public display or performance, or any other uses by you in any form or manner whatsoever. Unless otherwise indicated
on this website, you may display, download, archive, and print any information on this website, or otherwise distributed from
TheBlueberryPatch.org, for such personal use.Accordingly, we do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, reliability or completeness
of any of the information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website.

The performance of this website and all information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website are provided to you on
an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind whatsoever, including any implied warranties or warranties of merchantability, fitness
for a particular purpose or non-infringement of the rights of third parties. TheBlueberryPatch.org shall be not responsible for any
problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, Internet access providers,
computer equipment, software, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer
as a result of using this website.

TheBlueberryPatch.org reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, disable access to or discontinue, temporarily or permanently
, any part or all of this website or any information contained thereon without liability or notice to you. As a visitor to our website, you
acknowledge and agree that any reliance on or use by you of any information available on this website shall be entirely at your own
risk. In no event shall TheBlueberryPatch.org be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or exemplary damages arising from the
use or the performance of this website, even if TheBlueberryPatch.org or such provider has been advised of the possibility of such
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Welcome to the website of The Blueberry Patch (TheBlueberryPatch.org).
This website is best viewed using a contemporary browser. (Firefox, Seamonkey, Maxthon, Opera, or Internet Explorer 5.5/6.0) Website functionality and accuracy of information can not be guaranteed when using unsupported browsers such as AOL, or Internet Explorer 7.0

Use of this website, and information distributed in conjunction with this website is offered to you on your acceptance of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this website. Your use of this website or of any content presented in any and all areas of the website indicates your acknowledgment and agreement to these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this website. If you do not agree to be bound by and comply with all of the foregoing, you may not access or use our currency information, services, or website. We suggest you print a copy of each of these documents for your records.

TheBlueberryPatch.org shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of these Terms of Use without notice or liability to you. Any changes to these Terms of Use shall be effectively immediately following the posting of such changes on this website. The most recent version of these Terms of Use may always be found at
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You agree to review these Terms of Use from time to time and agree that any subsequent use by you of this website following changes to these Terms of Use shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes. These Terms of Use were last modified on February 05, 2013.

DISCLAIMER
This website is for informational purposes only. It is provided to you solely for your own personal use and not for purposes of resale, distribution, public display or performance, or any other uses by you in any form or manner whatsoever. Unless otherwise indicated on this website, you may display, download, archive, and print any information on this website, or otherwise distributed from TheBlueberryPatch.org, for such personal use.Accordingly, we do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, reliability or completeness of any of the information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website.

The performance of this website and all information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website are provided to you on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind whatsoever, including any implied warranties or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of the rights of third parties. TheBlueberryPatch.org shall be not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, Internet access providers, computer equipment, software, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer as a result of using this website.

TheBlueberryPatch.org reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, disable access to or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any part or all of this website or any information contained thereon without liability or notice to you. As a visitor to our website, you acknowledge and agree that any reliance on or use by you of any information available on this website shall be entirely at your own risk. In no event shall TheBlueberryPatch.org be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or exemplary damages arising from the use or the performance of this website, even if TheBlueberryPatch.org or such provider has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

E-Commerce Terms & Conditions

Note: Example photographs provided are for reference only. These living plants are hand grown in our nursery, and will vary from the photographs shown. All plants will be shipped with the roots enclosed in plastic bags. Pots and excess potting soil will not be provided.

SALES TAX:
The tax laws require us to collect sales tax for all orders sold in Ohio.

Shipping Policy:
TheBlueberryPatch.org will ship to almost any address within the contiguous U.S.A. via USPS. We do not routinely ship to Alaska, Hawaii, California, P.O Boxes, APO/FPO addresses, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or locations outside the United States of America however. Please contact us for charges concerning shipping to these addresses. To California Residents: At this time, The Blueberry Patch is unable to ship live plants to the State of California. We apologize for this inconvenience, and welcome you to visit our farm on your next visit to Ohio.

Shipments are pulled from the nursery and typically sent out on Tuesdays, 5-10 days after the order was received. (All shipments are weather dependant) You can order your plants on our website at anytime. As part of the order process there is a form which will let you choose when you would like them delivered. We offer free pick up for any order placed online. Please leave us contact information so we can inform you when the order is ready. Blueberry plant orders may take several days, as we will have to pull the inventory from the nursery. 

Shipping Rates:
In order to offer you the lowest shipping rates possible, our site is configured to access the shipping prices directly from the USPS shipping tables. Normal shipping rates are for orders shipped within the contiguous USA - standard shipping. (we reserve the right to change shipping rates when needed - you will be contacted if additional shipping charges apply.) 

Large orders:
Contact us for a custom quote on large orders. 419-564-1823 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Estimated Availability:
Product availability and estimated shipping times listed on this site are estimates only and are not guaranteed. The availability listed is the average time the product(s) usually take to ship. Multiple Shipments on the same order are possible. 

Returns:
Please call or email us for instructions on item returns

  • If you return the item(s) in sellable condition within 30 days, (meaning it is in mint condition with all packing materials so we can resell it) you will receive a credit to your credit card, (or a refund in the method of payment), for the purchase price.*
  • If you return the item(s) in less than sellable condition within 30 days, (meaning it has been lightly used and not damaged and/or you put it together and it really did not work for you), you will receive a Blueberry Patch Coupon for the purchase price (it can be used at our store) minus a 10% re-stocking fee.*
  • If you return the item(s) in un-sellable condition, (meaning it has been used, worn, damaged and we cannot resell it), we will return the item to you. No refund or reimbursmint will be applied. Please contact our customer service team to arrange the return.

*(We cannot pay for shipping for returned items except in cases of errors in fulfilling the order - shipping costs to you will not be re-imbursed.)

Privacy Policy
TheBlueberryPatch.org has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for all of our Internet services. 

We use your IP address and browser information to help diagnose problems with our server and to gather broad demographic information.Portions of our site use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests. 

When specifically requested by the user, we use customer contact information from registration forms to send the user information about our company and services. The customers contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Any user may cancel or opt-out of any service or future mailing by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Demographic and profile data is collected at our site. We use this data to strategize and prioritize the development of new products and services. From time to time, this information may be shared with advertisers and other parties -- but only an overall, non-identifying, aggregate basis. We never sell, give, share, or disclose any specific personal information we collect on our site, except as required to complete a transaction as directly requested by the user.

This site contains links to other sites. TheBlueberryPatch.org is not responsible for the practices or the content of such Web sites. 

This website is best viewed using a contemporary browser. (Chrome, Firefox, Seamonkey, Maxthon, Opera, or Internet Explorer 5.5/6.0) Website functionality and accuracy of information can not be guaranteed when using unsupported browsers such as AOL, or Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher

Use of this website, and information distributed in conjunction with this website is offered to you on your acceptance of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this website. Your use of this website or of any content presented in any and all areas of the website indicates your acknowledgment and agreement to these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this website. If you do not agree to be bound by and comply with all of the foregoing, you may not access or use our currency information, services, or website. We suggest you print a copy of each of these documents for your records. 

TheBlueberryPatch.org shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of these Terms of Use without notice or liability to you. Any changes to these Terms of Use shall be effectively immediately following the posting of such changes on this website.
You agree to review these Terms of Use from time to time and agree that any subsequent use by you of this website following changes to these Terms of Use shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes.

These Terms of Use were last modified on March 27, 2013


DISCLAIMER
This website is for informational purposes only. It is provided to you solely for your own personal use and not for purposes of resale, distribution, public display or performance, or any other uses by you in any form or manner whatsoever. Unless otherwise indicated on this website, you may display, download, archive, and print any information on this website, or otherwise distributed from TheBlueberryPatch.org, for such personal use. Accordingly, we do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, reliability or completeness of any of the information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website. 

The performance of this website and all information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website are provided to you on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind whatsoever, including any implied warranties or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of the rights of third parties. TheBlueberryPatch.org shall be not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, Internet access providers, computer equipment, software, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to your or any other persons computer as a result of using this website. 

TheBlueberryPatch.org reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, disable access to or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any part or all of this website or any information contained thereon without liability or notice to you. As a visitor to our website, you acknowledge and agree that any reliance on or use by you of any information available on this website shall be entirely at your own risk. In no event shall TheBlueberryPatch.org be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or exemplary damages arising from the use or the performance of this website, even if TheBlueberryPatch.org or such provider has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

 

 

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Gift Shop
Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
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