Highbush, Northern Highbush Blueberries will start shipping in October
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)
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
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.
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
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.
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 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
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.
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)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).