Southern Highbush has low chill hours of 200 is harvested in the early season. It is an upright, spreading bush reaching 1.5 – 2m tall with green foliage in Autumn. The berries are medium sized with a robust flavour.
Sharpblue is the leading and most adaptable variety in low chill areas throughout the world. Great for milder zones, it requires only 200 chill hours. Sharpblue will bloom and fruit almost year round, with foliage remaining nearly evergreen. We recommend Sharpblue in areas with mild winters where frosts are uncommon.
Delicious, exceptionally nutritious, high in bioflavanoids. Warmer climates can enjoy growing blueberries by choosing one of the Southern Highbush varieties. These require fewer chill hours than the Northern Highbush. Consider climate suitability, ripening season and fruit size when selecting varieties and include at least two different varieties for cross-pollination and fruiting (any two varieties will do, regardless of ripening time). Grow in acidic, well-drained soil.