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Chill Hours: 500
Harvest: Mid season.
Bush Habit: Upright, vigorous and consistently productive bush.
Fruit: Very light blue, medium sized berries with good flavor. Excellent color and good shelf life. Condensed, 2-week harvest; fruit borne on outer periphery so easy to pick.
Facts of note: Developed in Mississippi, a tough, consistent producer of very high quality fruit even in heavy soils and very hot summers.
Delicious, exceptionally nutritious, high in bioflavanoids. Gardeners in warmer climates can enjoy growing blueberries by choosing one of the Southern Highbush varieties. These require fewer chill hours than the Northern Highbush which require over 1000 hours. Consider climate suitability, ripening season and fruit size when selecting varieties and include at least two different varieties for cross–pollination and fruiting (any two varieties will do, regardless of ripening time). Grow in acidic, well–drained soil. Cottonseed meal is an excellent fertilizer for blueberries along with good quality compost and peat moss.
These blueberries are 2 year plants.
Check out our Fruit Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.
I was very excited to order this blueberry bush. When I got it, one of the branches was already broken even thought the box it came in showed no damage. I think it was shipped broken. Also, the roots seemed root bound. But after a couple weeks this bush has started getting leaves and looks okay. I think in the long run it will be fine, just wish it started as a better plant!Review by Kate (on 3/16/13)