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Blueberry Varieties Guide

Blueberry Varieties Guide

Tifblue
Ripens: July thru August in NC
General Description: Vigorous plants with medium fruit. Sends out lots of suckers.
Flavor: 8 out of 10. Delicious. Tart when under ripe
Ornamental: 9 out of 10
Chill Hours: 550-600 (under 45 degrees)
Height: 3 ft. to 15 ft.
Width: 3 ft. to 10 ft.
Hardiness Zone: 8 to 10
Was released in 1955.
We love Tifblue!

Climax
Ripens: June thru July in NC
General Description: Early ripening, produces medium-size berries with sweet flavor. Intense green foliage. Easy harvesting. Very tolerant to drought and heat.
Flavor: 7 out of 10.
Ornamental: 6 out of 10
Chill Hours: 400-450 (under 45 degrees)
Height: 3 ft. to 15 ft.
Width: 3 ft. to 10 ft.
Hardiness Zone: 8 to 10
We like Climax!

Premier
Ripens: Ripens in late June thru July in NC
General Description: Excellent large and sweet fruit. The flower develops late in the season which minimizes the risk for frost damage. Low maintenance.
Flavor: 8 out of 10.
Ornamental: 6 out of 10
Chill Hours: 550-600 (under 45 degrees)
Height: 3 ft. to 15 ft.
Width: 3 ft. to 10 ft.
Hardiness Zone: 8 to 10
We like Premiers!

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