Rabbiteye Blueberry
Vaccinium ashei 'Climax'

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

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

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)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

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Millbrook, Alabama

Augusta, Georgia

Midway, Georgia

Ledbetter, Kentucky

Marrero, Louisiana

Zachary, Louisiana

Lucedale, Mississippi

Saucier, Mississippi

Louisburg, North Carolina

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Flint, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 16, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is my earliest ripening rabbiteye. Good color and flavor. vigorous grower. Even so, the two southern high bush cultivars that I have finish before it ripens.