Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow! They don't require constant spraying for diseases and insects the way fruit trees do. They are a wonderful part of a healthy diet and are very easy to freeze and use in smoothies, lemonade, and protein drinks. When it comes to selecting blueberries for the home garden in the south, rabbiteye types are the best choice. This species is actually native to Georgia, and there are varieties that can be grown across the south from the coastal flatwoods to the mountain regions.
Powder Blue is a late ripening variety. The plants are very upright and really load up with large powder blue fruit with an excellent sweet-tart flavor. Blueberries are not self-pollinating and need to be planted with other varieties for pollination.
requires very acidic soil in the range of 4.5 to 5.0 and moist rich soil. Blueberries have shallow roots and need well-amended soil and mulch to retain moisture.
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For more info on growing rabbiteye blueberries,click here for UGA publication.