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PlantFiles: Rabbiteye Blueberry
Vaccinium ashei 'Brightwell'

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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: Brightwell

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2 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:
Unknown - Tell us

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 second early rabbitteye. Plants are vigorous and actually sends up new plants from the roots. Berries are good color and flavor.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Stockbridge, Georgia
New Orleans, Louisiana
Zachary, Louisiana
Flint, Texas



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