Premier Rabbiteye Blueberry Bush

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The Premier Blueberry is a variety from the Rabbiteye family. The Rabbiteye blueberry is classified as a vigorously fruit bearing plant that is naturally heat tolerant. Because of its ability to tolerate heat and its susceptibility to cold climates, the Rabbiteye blueberry is well suited for planting in the Southeastern US.

The Premier Blueberry bush is a fruit producing bush that yields early in the season with a large harvest of large, dark blue berries. Blooming in February to early March, this blueberry will be covered in tiny white or pink flowers. The Premier will produce ripe fruit from May to June in the southern growing region. The Premier Blueberry bush can reach an astounding size. Generally growing 6-8 ft. tall, this plant will provide an abundance of blueberries year after year.

This blueberry bush can be planted in partial shade to full sun, but is recommended to plant in full sun to obtain the highest possible fruit yield. When planted in full sun, ensure that the plant receives regular water to avoid allowing the soil to dry out. Many blueberry varieties are self-fruiting; however, cross pollination allows your plant to increase production and size of blueberries. It is recommended to plant more than one variety to allow for cross pollination. Not only will cross pollination allow for a higher yield and quality or blueberries, but it will also extend the harvesting season.

Blueberries can be categorized as a super fruit. High in vitamin C, antioxidants, and low in calories; blueberries are a great snack that are highly beneficial to your health. The Premier blueberry bush produces firm berries that are sweet and juicy. The fruit can be enjoyed raw, or used in baking and jelly production. For a fruit bearing plant that remains stable and faithful for years to come, the Premier blueberry bush will meet your needs.

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Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Acidic

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

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Brand

Organic

Grows in Zones

6-9

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Acidic

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Bloom Color

White

Botanical Name

Vaccinium ashei ‘Premier’

 

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Sunlight

Full Sun

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Soil Type

Acidic

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

When planting your Premier Blueberry be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new plant to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your Blueberry almost any time of the year.

Blueberry shrubs thrive in full sun and well-drained, moist, acidic soil. If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil. To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution. To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting. Water deeply when planting and 2-3 times weekly for 3 months while your Blueberry plant is establishing. During the growing and fruiting seasons, a blueberry will do best if the soil is kept moist. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is highly recommended for Blueberry bushes. Mulching helps to maintain soil moisture and gives added protection during extreme temperatures. Fertilize in spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer like 10-10-10, preferably for acid loving plants. Bluberries grown in containers will need fertilized 3 or 4 times per year during the growing season as nutrients leech out of the pot when you water. Prune your Blueberries in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches and to maintain size. The Premier variety requires a pollinator, like Tifblue, to produce a good crop of berries.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. The biggest pests of blueberries is birds. You can put up bird netting to protect your crop. If positioned properly, this is an extemely effective deterrent. Most insect pests feed on the leaves of blueberries. You can treat most of these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. Blueberry Bushes can occasionally encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. The entire shrub must be coated in order for this method to be effective.

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Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

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Soil Type

Acidic

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

The Premier Blueberry bush makes for agreat landscaping shrub. With multi season interest, it will thrive and looks great as an addition to your landscaping. Use it as a privacy shrub or even as a nice hedge. It looks great included in a mass planting or even by itself. Plant it in a pot as a beautiful addition to a patio!

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Sunlight

Full Sun

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Part Sun

Soil Type

Acidic

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

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12/13/2017
Eric

Nice job

Arrived on time. Healthy and growing. what else can you say

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10/17/2017
Tim

Fast well packed shipping with healthy happy plants!

This is my first time ordering from The Planting Tree and I will definitely order more plants in the future. Everything was as described, well packaged and in excellent health. I planted everything the very next day and so far everything is happy and healthy. I look forwarding to ordering more things in the future :-)

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08/11/2017
renee

I would order from the Plant Tree again for sure!

Quick delivery and very vigorous plants. They are really quite nice. I have put them in larger pots. I have had them a couple of weeks in this tremendous heat in Florida. They seem to like it in the pool cage. It is sunny and hot but with a little bit of protection. Great price too.

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07/08/2017
Bonnie

Great buy!!

Ordered two of these Premier blueberry bushes and hoped for the best. I hit the jackpot!!!! They came in a box made for a tank and were beautiful. I planted them within 3 hours of receiving them. They got a bed of great soil and are thriving!!!!! Great buy!!

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05/20/2017
Mary Ellen

Great!

Just received my blueberry bush... was VERY healthy and exactly what I wanted.. Ive ordered from others in the past and they come bare root which is impossible to plant right away .. this was a 3 gallon in very plantable condition. Very pleased!