Blueberry - Premier (Rabbit Eye)

Vaccinium virgatum
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9


Premier’s fruit has excellent flavor, light blue color, and a dry scar. Highly productive. Fruit ripens late May to early June. These rabbiteye berries are perfect for eating fresh, or freezing. The fruit has a good firmness, flavor and shelf life. The plant has an upright form and grows 6-8 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide. It should be planted in full sun with sandy to loamy soil. Premier needs a pollinator such as Austin or Alapaha. Premier blueberries require 550 chill hours.

USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
More Information: Blueberry Growing Guide


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We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

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Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Water regularly, especially during dry periods. Keep an area approximately 4 feet in diameter around the bush clear of grass and weeds to minimize competition for water and nutrients. Mulch in spring and fall with approximately 4-6 inches of acid mulch (pine bark, oak leaves). Pull mulch a couple of inches away from the trunk for good air circulation. Do NOT mulch with mushroom compost. Routine pruning of blueberries is unnecessary until plants are 3 years old. During this time, remove dead, damaged or diseased limbs. Cut any leggy growth so the plant will bush up. Make all cuts flush with the limb or the next largest branch. Do not leave stubs. For established rabbiteye blueberries, approximately one quarter of the oldest canes are pruned each year to encourage cane renewal. Three to four year-old canes have maximum fruit production, declining with age. Blueberries can be lightly topped right after fruit harvest to hold down the height of the plant. All heavy thinning cuts should be made in the dormant season.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Jane Davis

I was so excited to see that I can get a new eucalyptus any time of the year!
My baby tree came extremely well packed and arrived quickly.
It is so healthy...I am surprising my daughter with one down in Tampa, Florida.
She will love this so much more than the flowers she received during her recent hospital stay...we love the earthy smell and that we can throw together a nice arrangement in minutes since it's right in the back
P.S. Can we get customer care agent Olivia up on the board for employee of the month, she was so knowledgeable...and took time to answer all of my questions..I am a senior in VA and I love my baby 🎄 tree! Thank You Olivia!🤩 I WILL FOLLOW LATER WITH " BABY PICS"😁🇺🇸🕊️

Philip Johnson
Not sure if I'll but again.

I ordered a Austin and a Premier. To be fair the Austin was very nice and Im pleased with it. However the Premier is very small and very sickly. It's not even close to the example shown in the picture. Highly disappointed with the Premier and not sure if I will buy online again.

Daniel Kolides

Blueberry - Premier (Rabbit Eye)

Jaime Grullon
Excellent Packaging

You read a lot about trees poorly shipped by companies/nurseries, but these came in great condition and were well protected.

Marie Diersing
Exactly as ordered!

I'm so excited to have a beautiful blueberry bush start so easily, and it arrived safe and healthy looking too.