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PlantFiles: Rabbiteye Blueberry
Vaccinium ashei 'Premier'

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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: Premier

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Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Shrubs

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

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Good Fall Color

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Jun 27, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1978 North Carolina release, Premier has a chilling requirement of about 550 hours. The fruit are large with good color, and flavor. The bushes are upright in growth habit and vigorous.

Regional...

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

Newberry, Florida
Winterville, Georgia
Marrero, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Vacherie, Louisiana
Houston, Texas



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