Blueberry Farms of the Future

Self-directed course that gives a glimpse of what future blueberry farms will look like and some of the issues producers will face.

This self-directed course gives a glimpse of what future blueberry farms will look like and some of the …

Blueberries Are Easy to Grow

From a gardening standpoint, blueberries are fairly easy to grow. If you can grow azaleas, you can grow blueberries. Depending on who’s counting, there are about 450 species of Vaccinium in the world. Most of these different blueberries grow in …

Prince: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

 

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Prince blueberries.
Photo courtesy of USDA.

 

An early-season variety for Mississippi.

  • Chilling requirement: 300 hours to 400 hours.
  • Bloom time: Normally blooms three to five days before Climax — late February to early March in southern growing region.
  • Ripening period:

Yadkin: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

  • Chilling requirement: 500 hours to 600 hours.
  • Ripening period: Ripens in Mississippi, late June to late July.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are moderately vigorous, productive and have a semi-upright growth habit.
  • Berry qualities: Berries are medium

Vernon: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

 

Vernon blueberries
Vernon is an early season Rabbiteye
blueberry.

 

An early-season variety for Mississippi.

  • Chilling requirement: 500 hours to 550 hours.
  • Bloom time: Blooms seven to 10 days after Climax — late February to early March in the southern growing region.
  • Ripening

Tifblue: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

 

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Tifblue blueberries.

 

 

  • Chilling requirement: 600 hours to 700 hours.
  • Bloom time: Blooms in mid to late March in Southern Mississippi and ripens from late June through July.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Tifblue plants are productive and have a

Alapaha: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

 

Alapaha blueberries
Alapha is an early season
Rabbiteye blueberry.

 

An early-season variety for Mississippi.

  • Chilling requirement: 450 hours to 550 hours.
  • Bloom time: Blooms seven to 10 days after Climax. Blooms late February – early March in the southern growing region.
  • Ripening

Climax: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

 

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Climax blueberries.

 

An early-season variety for Mississippi.

  • Chilling requirement: 400 hours to 450 hours.
  • Ripening period: Ripens late May to early June in the southern growing region.
  • Bloom period: Blooms late February to early March in southern growing region. Blooms