Thursday, January 31, 2008

Blueberries - Rabbiteyes

This is very basic overview about rabbiteye blueberries. In general blueberries prefer colder climates which can be a problem for those of us here in Georgia. Lucky for me someone was smart enough to breed some plants that are well adapted to our area.

The blueberries I settled on are called rabbiteyes. Rabbiteyes are perfect for zones 7-9 (the higher the zone the warmer the climate. Since I live in north Georgia (which is in zone 7) I figured this variety would be perfect.Rabbiteyes are self infertile and require at least two types to pollenize each other. My original purchase was a package of six from Stark's that included three Tifblue and three Climax. Both these varieties are great producers and should start producing in their third year. Yields from 10-15 pounds per plant can be expected.

5 comments:

  1. [...] than animals. Besides laying hens (which we don’t consider hard animals to raise) and the blueberries we already mentioned we also planted some [...]

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  2. Have you planted any Southern Highbush called Jubliee.
    We grow then in North Ga.

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  3. I have not. I have planted Climax and mostly Tifblue. I'm mostly raising the Tifblues and using Climax for pollination. I have some unknowns that someone gave me that I'm using for pollination as well. I my add a Southern Highbush once my others are established but am waiting or my first round experiment to come through.

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  4. All those kind do great in NGA. Be careful plant them high out of clay soil and keep
    Lime away from your plants.

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  5. My soil is pretty good. It's not too bad about clay. I've also got some soil acidifier if I need it. When do you fertilize yours?

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