Premier Blueberry Bush



Botanical Name:  Vaccinium ashei ‘Premier

Common Name:  Premier Blueberry, Rabbiteye

Description:  Vigorous and productive. Berries are medium size and medium dark blue in color. Grows well in hot, humid areas. Premier Blueberry is a large shrub that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces clusters of blue round berries which are usually ready for picking from late spring to early summer. The berries have a sweet taste and a juicy texture. Used for eating fresh, cooking, baking, preserves, and freezing. Will grow in sun, part sun, or part shade and well drained soil. Not drought tolerant. Attracts pollinators and birds. Features dainty clusters of white bell-shaped flowers hanging below the branches in early spring. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval leaves turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. It features an abundance of magnificent blue berries in late spring. Grows 10′ tall and wide. 550 chill hours.

This plant in 1-gallon containers is 1-3′ tall and wide.

Pollinator Needed:  Brightwell, Climax

Interesting Tidbit:  The best blueberry for Texas is the Rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei). It is grown commercially in East Texas, the humid woodlands being typical of native rabbiteye blueberry habitat. One rabbiteye blueberry plant can produce up to 15 pounds of berries per year and is an excellent choice for organic or EarthKind® orchards.

Hardiness Zones 7 – 9

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