Finch Blueberry Nursery
Rabbiteye Type Bushes
Rabbiteye Type Bushes
The rabbiteye blueberry, Vaccinium ashei, is native to the southeastern United States. This species is tolerant of the heat and drought of the South and grows wild in southern Georgia, Alabama, and the Florida panhandle. Rabbiteye blueberries are one of the most delicious fruits grown in the South. They are also one of the easiest of fruit plantings to grow. The plant is prized for its ornamental value of spring flowers and fall colors and is often used for edible landscapes in home gardens. One of the most important things to remember about starting rabbiteye blueberries is to plant more than one variety for cross-pollination to promote higher fruit production. Rabbiteye varieties have been bred for years making even more varieties available. Newer varieties are available on our farm however tend to go fast because they are in high demand.
These blueberry plants are early ripening with medium sized fruit. They have a tall and spreading plant growth. This variety grows well in the lower southern area.
These plants are vigorous and upright growers. The berries are dark blue and medium sized with small dry stem scars. The fruit ripens mid to late season. This is a good cultivar to extend your harvesting season.
These are early ripening with medium to large fruit that is light blue in color and has a sweet flavor. This particular plant has a tall spreading growth. This variety produces in high and low winter chilling.
Bluebelle is an early ripening plant. This plant produces large dark berries that have an excellent flavor and are highly recommended for home planting. Their growth habit is upright.
Early to mid season ripening, brightwell blueberry plants produce a sweet flavored medium to large berry that is light blue in color. The growth is upright and vigorous. This plant is also a constant producer.
With medium to large great quality fruit which is much darker in color than all other rabbiteye types. Medium to late season ripening, plants are generally upright and easy to manage.
Producing medium sized berries with a sweet flavor, Climax is an early ripening plant. These plants are upright with an intense green foilage. Climax is one of the very best blueberry plants for harvesting.
Being an early to mid season producer of excellent sized fruit, Columbus is a Rabbiteye that needs a pollinator to go along with it to boost its production.
This upright growing plant lacks density of foilage, however produces medium to large sized berries that are dark in color and have a fine texture as well as an excellent taste. Delite is a mid-season producer.
This rabbiteye is a vigorous grower and produces fine flavored fruit in early to mid season. The fruit is medium sized and light blue in color with an excellent quality.
IRA is a self fertile plant with a vigorous upright growth pattern. This rabbit eye is a mid to late season producer of medium size light blue fruit.
Being an early to mid season producer, montgomery is a moderately vigorous grower that is semi-upright in growth producing a midsize fruit that is light blue in color.
One of the largest berries produced by a rabbiteye type comes from an onslow blueberry plant. Being a self fertile, vigorous grower onslow is a mid to late season producer, with semi-upright large fruit.
One of our most popular selling plants due to its larger sweet fruit, powder blue is late season in ripening however highly productive. This is an upright plant with good foilage.
Early-mid season, premier produces large excellent flavored fruit that is light blue in color and of a good quality. These plants are upright in growth with good foilage as well as an overall highly productive variety.
With medium to large sized fruit of a good quality, southland is a medium to late ripening variety. This plants growth is upright as well as compact with dense foilage.
Another one of our best selling plants, Tifblue is an upright vigorous grower producing medium to large sized berries of good quality. Mid season in ripening, Tifblue is rated as the best ornamental due to its fall leaf color which is a bright red.
Yadkin is self-fertile. It is a mid season ripeing plant which produces large fruit with good color. Yadkin is a semi-upright moderately vigorous grower.