Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with blue or
purple berries. They are classified in the section Cyanococcus within the genus
Vaccinium. Vaccinium also includes cranberries, bilberries, huckleberries and
Madeira blueberries. Commercial blueberries—both wild (lowbush) and cultivated (highbush)—are all native to North America.
The highbush varieties were introduced into Europe during the 1930s. Blueberries are usually prostrate shrubs that
can vary in size from 10 centimeters (3.9 in) to 4 meters (13 ft) in height. In commercial production of blueberries, the species with small, pea-size berries growing on low-level bushes are known as "lowbush blueberries"
(synonymous with "wild"), while the species with larger berries growing on taller cultivated bushes are known as "highbush blueberries". Canada is the leading producer of lowbush blueberries, while the United States produces some
40% of the world supply of highbush blueberries.
|4536||Rabbiteye - Climax||3 Gallon||A new Rabbiteye Blueberry. Early ripening. Most of the fruit ripens in a short period of time. The crop load is moderate to high.|
|4537||Rabbiteye - Premiere||3 Gallon||Early season Rabbiteye variety that produces fruit of excellent color, size and flavor. The bushes are vigorous and productive.|
|4538||Rabbiteye - TifBlue||3 Gallon||Large, light blue fruit ripens late in the season. The bush is vigorous and very productive. Tifblue is more cold hardy than most Rabbiteye varieties, and should be the predominant variety in any planting.|
|4539||Southern Highbush - Jewel (U.S. Plant Patent 11,807)||3 Gallon||Southern Highbush, early to mid-season berry. Slight tart flavor. Exceptional growth habits and produces very large fruit. Grows upright and is vigorous. Plant with other midseason varieties for optimal pollination. Chill hours, 200 or less.|
|4540||Southern Highbush - Misty||3 Gallon||Southern Highbush. Vigorous tree, grows well on the coast or inland areas. 150 Chill Hours. Thrives in mild winters and hot summer climates. Produces large fruit.|
|4541||Southern Highbush - Sunshine Blue||3 Gallon||Southern Highbush. Great flavor, firm berry. Ripens approximately May to June. Semi-Dwarf bush, beautiful fall color. Est. 150 chill hours. Very cold hardy.|