Southern Highbush Type Bushes

These are hybrids of blueberries which grew wild when European settlers first arrived in the New World. New Southern Highbush cultivars were developed to grow in California and other climates with low chill hours. Southern Highbush blueberries are low chill varieties and offer gardeners in California, the Sunbelt, and the Southeast region an opportunity to enjoy blueberries just like their northern neighbors. Southern Highbush are specifically hybridized for superior fruit, soil adaptability, heat tolerance and low winter chilling. Southern Highbush blueberry bushes offer gardeners unique foliage, bloom and plant characteristics that aren’t found in the Northern Highbush. Some Southern Highbush are self-pollinizing, but the berries will be larger if two varieties are planted together. These varieties have low winter chilling requirements. “Chilling” is a measure of accumulated hours of temperatures below 45°F in the dormant season.  Blueberry plants make an excellent addition to edible landscapes. These have dark blue green foliage and attractive pink or white blooms. 

Arlen

Arlen plants are self fertile. The are late season ripening as well. Their growth is upright and vigorous and work well for cross pollination with all other southern highbush types.


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Beaufort

Being a mid to late season ripening plant, beaufort produces great flavored medium sized berries. High productivity makes beaufort a great plant for blueberry harvesting.


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Bladen

The fruit produced by bladen is light blue in color and medium sized. This is an early season ripening berry, as well and an upright and vigorous grower.


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Blue Ridge

Early to mid season ripening, large, firm, light blue colored, fruit fills these bushes. these are very vigorous, upright growing producers.


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These delicious berries are similar to tifblue but are larger and earlier, ripening in the early to mid season, these are most popular for u-pick blueberry operations.

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Cape Fear

As an early ripening bush, Cape Fear bushes produce large and firm, light blue fruit. Extremely vigorous, spreading, and a semi upright growing bush.


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Carteret

Carteret is self fertile as well as an early to mid season ripening plant. It produces and excellent fruit flavor and yield.


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Choice

Being upright and bushy with wavy edged leaves, these medium to large firm berries are early ripening.

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Legacy

Mid-late season ripening with good fruit size and quality, Legacy is one of our most popular selling plants due to its upright growth and medium to large sized fruit.


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Lenoir

Producing medium sized fruit with good color and firmness, Lenoir does need a pollinator to produce well. 


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Misty

Early season ripening, Misty has very large fruit that is light blue in color. This is a very good ornamental plant.


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New Hanover

Self fertile, New Hanover plants produce early ripening medium to large sized fruit of good quality. Great for harvesting. 

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O'Neal

Being very early ripening, O'Neal produces large, medium blue colored fruit that is firm and good in flavor. This is a vigorous and upright grower. 

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Ozark Blue

Mid season ripening, large berries with excellent color and sweet flavor are high yielding on this vigorous growing plant.

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Pamlico

Needing a pollinator to be highly productive, Pamlico alone produces good flavored larger sized fruit with a good yield.


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Pearl River

With vigorous, upright growth habits, medium dark blue berries with truly excellent flavor ripen in mid season.

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Reveille

Producing very firm light blue fruit of medium size, Reveille is a big seller due to its very early ripening.


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Summit

With mid-late season ripening berries that are of great color, flavor, and size, Summit has a semi-upright and moderately vigorous growth pattern.


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Sunshine Blue

Medium sized good quality firm berries are mid to late season ripening from the slender foilage ornamental plant of Sunshine blue.

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Top Hat

This self fertile plant produces pea shaped, sky blue berries, ripening early to mid season, this plant has a light green foilage.

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