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.