Sunrise Blueberry Variety

A Northern Highbush Cultivar

  • Ripens in the early season.
  • Plants are moderately vigorous, upright.
  • Moderately productive.
  • Fruit are medium in size.
  • Moderately firm, are light blue in color.
  • Fairly small picking scar.
  • Susceptible to stem blight in North Carolina.

Mitigating Mummy Berry Disease of Blueberry

Mummy berry
Mummy berry disease of blueberry.
Photo courtesy of NCSU
Cooperative Extension Service


Blueberries may be nutritional powerhouses, but some types are no match for the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi, which causes “mummy berry” disease.

Fortunately, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists …

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