DeSoto: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

  • Chilling requirement: 600 hours to 650 hours.
  • Ripening period: Ripens mid-July to mid-August in Southern Mississippi.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants perform best on well drained soils and are productive, moderately vigorous, and have a moderately upright growth

Columbus: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

  • Chilling requirements: 600 hours.
  • Bloom time: Blooms just ahead of Tifblue.
  • Ripening period: Ripens just ahead of Tifblue.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are very productive, vigorous and have a semi-upright to upright growth habit.
  • Berry qualities: Berries

Montgomery: Rabbiteye Blueberry Varieties

An early-season variety for Mississippi.

  • Chilling requirements: 550 hours.
  • Ripening period: Ripens late May to mid-June, overlapping with Premier, in Southern Mississippi.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are very productive, moderately vigorous, and have a semi-upright growth habit.

Ira: Rabbiteye Blueberry Varieties

  • Chilling requirements: 600 hours.
  • Bloom time: Blooms several days after Tifblue.
  • Ripening period: Ripening occurs from mid-June to July in Southern Mississippi.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Blooms are relatively self-fertile. Plants are productive, vigorous, have an upright growth

Onslow: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

  • Chilling requirement: 500 hours to 600 hours.
  • Ripening Period: Ripens about the same time as Powderblue.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are productive, vigorous, and have an upright growth habit.
  • Plant pathogen susceptibility: Onslow has fairly broad soil

Ochlockonee: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

  • Chilling requirement: 650 hours to 700 hours.
  • Bloom time: Blooms with Tifblue in Southern Mississippi.
  • Ripening period: Ripens early to late July (about five to seven days after Tifblue).
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are very productive and

Powderblue: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

 

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Powderblue bluberries.

 

  • Chilling requirement: 550 hours to 600 hours.
  • Ripening period: Ripens late June to late July in Southern Mississippi.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are productive and have an upright, spreading growth habit.
  • Berry qualities: Berries are

Premier: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

 

Premier blueberry
Premier blueberries.

 

An early-season variety for Mississippi.

  • Chilling requirement: 500 hours to 550 hours.
  • Ripening period: Ripens late May to early June, with or ahead of Climax, in Southern Mississippi.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are productive, vigorous,

Blueberry Varieties: Southern Highbush

A new category of blueberries, Southern Highbush, has been developed for southern production. These varieties combine the late blooming date and shorter ripening period of the northern highbush and the low chill hours and adaptability to the southern environment of …

Mid- to Late-Season Varieties

Mid- to late-season blueberry varieties include:

Tifblue — Bush is vigorous and widely adapted. Fruit is large, round, light blue, sweet, very firm with a small, dry scar. Berries appear to be ripe several days before full flavor develops. Berries …