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PlantFiles: 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

Edible Fruits and Nuts

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
4.5 or below (very acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hotlanta 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

Lilburn, Georgia
Fort Worth, Texas

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