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PlantFiles: Rabbiteye Blueberry
Vaccinium ashei 'Alapaha'

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vaccinium (vak-SIN-ee-um) (Info)
Species: ashei (ASH-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Alapaha

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
4.5 or below (very acidic)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 27, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Just Fruits and Exotics: "A new Georgia release and a breakthrough in early ripening rabbiteye blueberries. Late blooming to miss that late frost, but ripening in a concentrated burst in May. Vigorous, upright plant with firm and very tasty berries. Ripens May. 450 chill hours."

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Stockbridge, Georgia



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