The Premier Blueberry is among the best Rabbiteyes for the Eastern United States and isvery cold hardy and resistant to early frost damage.
One of the best for fresh eating and freezing, The Premier berry harvest is the biggest of any dark blueberry, providing plenty of berries for fresh eating, desserts, recipes, jams, and freezing. This type needs another Rabbiteye to grow.
The plant will grow best in an area that is full sun or partial shade. They require soil that is well drained but moist especially throughout the growing season. Acidic, organically rich soil is best for fruit production. Adding peat moss or elemental sulfur can amend the soil.
- Very Low Maintenance Plant
- Beautiful upright plants
- Fruit has excellent flavor, light blue color, and a dry scar
- Upright and vigorous
- Hardy in Zones 7-9
- Chilling requirement is 450 to 500 hours
- Suggested pollinators are Austin and Brightwell.
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.
Growing Zones: 7-9 outdoors
|Mature Height:||6-8 ft.|
|Mature width:||6-8 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Vaccinium ashei 'Premier'|