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BLUEBERRIES      

Rabbiteye, Southern Highbush, Northern Highbush Blueberries will start shipping in October

 RABBITEYE VARIETIES
Native to the south, rabbiteyes start ripening in June lengthen out the picking season into August. Two+ varieties are needed for cross pollination. Zones 6-9.

Alapaha   (PP 16266)

 Named for the Alapaha River in GA, its combination of early ripening and late flowering results in high frost resistance. Flavorful, high quality berries with excellent firmness. Consistently large crops on upright vigorous plants.

Potted 1 Gal. 2 Yr    17.00  

3 Gal.  3 Yr     $23.00   (Call for Pickup-Too Big to Ship)


Baldwin

  A late ripening variety, Baldwin ripen over a longer period from early July to early August. Plants are moderately vigorous with upright growing habits.

Fruit are large, firm and very dark blue.  

Potted 1 Gal.   2 Yr    $17.00  


Brightwell

  Early to mid-season ripening, this medium to large light colored blueberry is sweet and of excellent quality. Very good for home use with vigorous and upright growth. One of the most spring frost resistant.

Potted 1 Gal.   2 Yr    $17.00  


Ochlocknee  (PP 17,300)

  Part of the GA River Series released from Univ. of Georgia in 2002, Ochlockonee has excellent yields. The firm berries have a good blue color and a sweet flavor. Plant growth is vigorous and upright. Ripens early to mid-season.

Potted 1 Gal. 2 Yr     $17.00


Premier

Bumper crops are produced with the distinctive powdery blue color on the large firm berries. The flavor is excellent, and the berries store well. The plant growth is vigorous ad upright. Ripens mid-late season.

Potted 1 Gal. 2 Yr     $17.00 

3 Gal.  3 Yr      SOLD OUT


Tifblue

  Bearing mid to late season, Tifblue is a very popular and productive variety. The berries are light blue, very firm and quite flavorful. Plant growth is vigorous and upright often used for ornamental hedges. It is the most winter hardy variety. 

Potted 1 Gal. 2 Yr    $17.00  

3 Gal.  3 Yr    $23.00    (Call for Pickup-Too Big to Ship)


Vernon (USPP 18,291)

  Another great variety for Univ. of GA, 2004, Vernon is an early season Rabbiteye, usually several days ahead of Climax and Premier. Berries of Vernon are large and have excellent flavor and firmness. The variety is hardy, escapes many late frosts, has good yields and excellent plant vigor. Care should be used in fertilizing Vernon, as over fertilization (especially nitrogen) promoting excess vegetative vigor but not readily contributing to yield. Alapaha is a recommended companion variety.

Potted 1 Gal.   2 Yr    $17.00  


TOP HAT  Dwarf Blueberry 
   A perfect name for this dwarf cultivar, growing to about 1½ feet high and wide. Loaded with white blooms in spring that develop into smaller light blue berries. Perfect for low border plantings, perennial beds, and container gardening. Excellent bonsai plant. Foliage turns a bright red fall color. Full to part sun, with more late shade in areas with hotter summers. Zones 3-7. 

(Vaccinium corymbosum x V. angustifolium)

2 Gal.  3 Yr    (Call for Pickup-Too Big to Ship)  SOLD OUT


Brunswick

Wild Lowbush Blueberry
  (Vaccinium angustifolium) A native to the eastern U.S., the lowbush has great promise as an ornamental groundcover growing 8-12” high and 3-4 ft wide. Profuse white blooms yield small sized light blue fruit, and the dark glossy foliage turns bright red-orange in the fall. The berries have a “wild” blueberry flavor and high antioxidant levels. Annual pruning is not necessary, but the plants yield best if 2/3 of the growth is sheared back every third year in late winter.  Zones 3-7. 

  Potted 1 Gal. 2 Yr       SOLD OUT


NORTHERN HIGHBUSH 

Berries for gardeners requesting earlier crops, and for our more northern customers. Self-pollinating, but  will set a larger, better crop with two varieties planted. Zones 5-7a.

          


Bonus

Bonus is a mid to late season variety with very good hardiness and productivity. Bushes are vigorous, fruit is very large and firm (One of the largest available. Berries are medium blue with very good flavor.

Potted 1 Gal. 2 Yr        $17.00

 


Chandler

A mid to late ripening variety, Chandler has one of the largest berries available today. Will fruit over a period of 4-6 weeks, and has a very nice flavor. Vigorous, with a spreading habit of 5-6 feet. Hardy in Zones 5 to 7.

Potted 1 Gal. 2 Yr   $17.00  

  


Liberty 

Liberty scores high with exceptional levels of antioxidants and phenols for your immune system! Berries area pretty powder blue, flavorful and large with excellent firmness for longer storage. Tolerant of fluctuating spring temps enable consistently yielding crops.

Plants have a vigorous and upright growth pattern.

Ripens in late season.

Potted 1 Gal. 2 Yr    $17.00


 

SOUTHERN  HIGHBUSH

  A cross of Rabbiteye with Northern Highbush, will withstand lower winter temperatures and high summer heat. Self-pollinate but, but  will set a larger, better crop with two varieties. Zones 7-10.

Misty  

   One of the most attractive southern highbush varieties with bright blue-green foliage contrasting with the hot pink spring blooms and sky blue summer fruit. The berries are medium to large with excellent flavor. Ripens early (late May).

Potted 1 Gal. 2 Yr   $17.00     

3 Gal.  3 Yr     $23.00   (Call for Pickup-Too Big to Ship)


O'Neal  

  A very sweet and firm blueberry developed at NC State with the USDA. The bloom period is extended over a longer period of time and may produce two pickings. Plant growth is semi-upright. Ripens early.

Potted 1 Gal. 2 Yr    $17.00  


Star   (PP.# 10675)

One of the earliest ripening and most popular new varieties. The fruit are large, firm and dark blue with excellent quality. Flavor is very sweet with slight tartness. Ripens very early. 

Potted 1 Gal. 2 Yr    $17.00  

3 Gal.  3 Yr     $23.00   (Call for Pickup-Too Big to Ship)


Planting Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest and carefree fruits to grow - excellent for both the beginner and organic gardener. With few pests or diseases, spraying may be left to an "as needed" basis if ever. Plant in full (best) to part sun in well-drained compost-enriched soil with a pH of 4.5-5.2 is best.  Don't plant any deeper than the top of the root ball. Fertilize with two Grape-Berry Agriform tablets the first year. Mulch well (2-3") and keep a weekly deep watering the first two summers either by rain or irrigation.

Space 4-5 ft. for hedge effect or 8-10 ft. to be able to pick all the way around. Plant height may be kept at 4-6 ft. for easier picking.

It is recommended to pick off berries the first year to encourage good shrub growth. 

More information is available at Hort on the Net

(We cannot ship Blueberries to CA, WA or OR

due to their State Regulations)

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