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PlantFiles: Rabbiteye Blueberry
Vaccinium ashei 'Climax'

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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: Climax

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Farmerdill 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.

Regional...

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

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Millbrook, Alabama
Augusta, Georgia
Midway, Georgia
Ledbetter, Kentucky
Estelle, Louisiana
Zachary, Louisiana
Lucedale, Mississippi
Saucier, Mississippi
Centerville, North Carolina
Oak Grove, Tennessee
Flint, Texas
Houston, Texas



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