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Blueberry Climax

Scientific Name: Vaccinium
Best Planted In Zone: 6-9


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Climax blueberries are a medium-sized, dark blue berry which ripen in late spring and early summer. These rabbiteye berries are perfect for eating fresh, cooking, baking, drying, or freezing. They can be used in juices, jams, and jellies. The plant has an upright form and tolerates the heat and humidity of the southeast. It grows 3-15 feet tall and 3-10 feet wide and should be planted in full sun with sandy to loamy soil. It needs a pollinator such as Tifblue or Austin. Climax blueberries require 400-450 chill hours. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.

See our chart for more information on Cross Pollination and Chill Hours.
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What your plant will need:
Soil: Sandy Loam; Well Draining; Acidic (pH 4.5-5.5)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Chilling Requirement: 400-450 hours
Spacing: If planting a hedgerow, space 5-6 feet apart with rows 10-12 feet apart. If planting bushes individually, place plants for cross pollination no more than 10 feet apart.
Water: Water thoroughly twice a week in light soils and once a week in clay soils. Established bushes should receive at least 1 inch of water each week.

View full planting instructions with the Plant Me Green Guide for Blueberries.
-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 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.

View full care instructions with the Plant Me Green Guide for Blueberries.