Origin: University of Minnesota
- Low-bush type cultivar.
- Plants are short-statured, growing to a height of 10 to 18 inches.
- Ripening date is July 15 in the South Haven, Michigan area.
- The plants yield between 1 and 2 pounds of fruit. Fruit size is small and has a dusty bloom that gives it a very attractive sky blue color.
- Quality of fruit is very good. The fruit is firm and stores well with refrigeration. The berry is highly flavored.
- Harvesting is done by hand or with a Tabbut blueberry rake.
- Marketing potential is fresh or U-Pick.
- Ornamental use of North Sky is good where a low-statured plant is needed. Plants are dense, with glossy dark green summer foliage that turns dark red in the fall.
- Plants of North Sky have survived to -40 degrees F. during the winter, but are most productive when adequate snow protection is available. Hardiness Zones 7a-4b.