Rabbiteye Blueberry
Vaccinium ashei 'Delight'

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

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

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

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Lilburn, Georgia

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 24, 2004, hotlanta from Lilburn, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have had great success with this bush. When I planted it, it was about a foot tall; now it is at least six feet tall. That is within five years and without much tending to. I do put a mesh bird net over it in the spring. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to harvest the two to three quarts of beautifully firm berries every year.

Neutral

On Jun 29, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1969 Georgia release, Delite has a chilling requirement of 500 hours. The fruit are medium/large, with good color, firmness, and flavor. Delite is moderately vigorous, producing an upright plant.