Close up of a single ripe Maru blueberry ready to pick and eat they even ripen like this in their pots in the Nursery

(1/2) Close up of a single ripe Maru blueberry ready to pick and eat they even ripen like this in their pots in the Nursery

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Blueberry - Maru

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Extend your harvest with this late season Rabbiteye blueberry. Suitable for warmer areas, it is a heavy cropper of large fruit, developing good flavour when fully ripe. Planted alongside another Rabbiteye variety, is a prolific producer and may need thinn... Read More
Other Names: Rabbiteye

$19.90 ($19.90-$27.00 choose a size)

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Specifications of Blueberry - Maru

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas VIC, SA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)

Fruiting/Harvest Months October, November, December

Fertiliser All Purpose, Compost, Sulphur

Growth Rate Medium

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Pollinators for the Blueberry - Maru

Cross pollinate with these Rabbiteye varieties for fruit set

Blueberry - Brightwell

$19.90 ($18.75-$49.00 choose a size)

Brightwell is a rabbiteye blueberry. Berries often form like grapes in thick clusters. This variety is often in the shops due to it's larger size and bigger harvest. It ripens in the middle or end of the blueberry harvesting season. It is self fertile but you can increase it's yield by planting it near other rabbiteye varieties. This variety is very well suited for the home orchard and low chill areas.

Blueberry - Powderblue

$19.90 ($18.75-$49.00 choose a size)

Noted because the fruit has a powdery blush and is medium in size. It is one of the toughest blueberry varieties with a harvest later in the season. A bigger harvest can be achieved by mixing with other rabbiteyes such as the tifblue or others will suit. A great selection for QLD and northern NSW as they don't need many chill hours for the fruit to set. Often the white flowers have a flush of pink. Grows well in pots and has thick enough foliage to be used as a hedge in summer but lets the light through in winter.
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Blueberry- Premier

$19.75 ($18.75-$19.75 choose a size)

A Rabbiteye variety released from North Carolina this variety is an early season rabbiteye variety, that produces fruit of excellent colour, size and flavour. The bushes are vigorous and productive, and have been suited to mechanical harvesting.
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Blueberry - Rahi

$18.75 ($18.75-$49.00 choose a size)

Firm light blue berries have great flavour and store well. A Rabbit Eye variety it will need another Rabbit Eye variety planted with it for cross pollination such as the premier, brightwell or powderblue. Deciduous and frost hardy but take care to protect it from late frost which can damage the spring flowers.
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Blueberry - Tifblue

$19.90 ($18.75-$49.00 choose a size)

This Rabbiteye variety was introduced in Georgia in 1955 and was for many years the standard by which all other rabbiteye varieties were judged. The fruit is firm and light blue, and has a good flavour when fully ripe. The fruit is in loose clusters, is firm and has a dry stem scar, making it suitable for mechanical harvesting. The fruiting period is as for powderblue and the bush is very productive and vigorous, for many years. See below for suitable pollinators
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Blueberry - Gimme 5

$22.90 ($22.90-$49.00 choose a size)

A sweet, low chill, self pollinating Rabbiteye variety. This selection has been trialled and developed on the North Coast of NSW and is suitable for commercial and backyard production. A vigorous growing upright bush with medium to large flavourful berries. Showing less susceptibility to blueberry rust than other varieties. Blueberries prefer a moist, acidic soil and will grow well in full sun to part shade- protection from hot afternoon sun can be beneficial during Summer. Fruit yield will increase with cross pollination with another rabbiteye variety such as Powderblue, Brightwell, Rahi, Tifblue, Maru. One of the best fruits you can grow. Blueberries grow very well in containers or in the ground- provided the soil is acidic or amended to be so.

Blueberry - Climax

$24.75 ($24.75-$99.00 choose a size)

An early season Rabbiteye variety that grows upright and has proven its toughness in various difficult soil locations. The berries have a good flavour, are medium in size, medium blue colour, and have a small scar. This variety was selected for its potential to machine harvest, and its concentrated ripening period. Planted with Premier, it is a good commercial choice.

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Dwarf Apple - Redlove

$49.00 ($49.00-$89.00 choose a size)

Stunning and unique red flesh are the highlight of this new variety of apple. It is a beautiful backyard tree to grow, producing an attractive flush of burgundy coloured spring growth, dark bark and deep red skin also make this a pretty tree. Blackspot and powdery mildew resistant it only grow to about 2.5m and is perfect for pots. Pollinators - Granny Smith, Pinkabelle and Pink Lady
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White Sapote - Hawaiian Supreme

$79.00

A heavy cropping tree producing a medium sized fruit with a mild flavour, uniform in shape and good appearance. Casimiroa fruit is reminiscent of vanilla custard mixed with creamy banana and pear.

Canistel Aurea

$79.00

Aurea produces a large elongated fruit of excellent quality. The fruit is delicious eaten fresh or with a little salt and lemon juice added. Canistels are often added to sweet custards or made into delicious eggnog-like milk shakes.

Longan - Kohala (Marcot)

$69.00 ($69.00-$99.00 choose a size)

Large fruit with an aromatic sweet to spicy taste. Early season heavy cropping variety. Closely related to Lychees, Longans are highly valued in South east Asia. They are hardier and quicker growing.

Black Sapote - Colossal

$69.00 ($69.00-$69.00 choose a size)

Seedling selection from Kyogle, very large fruit and self pollinating. Seedless when not pollinated. Closely related to the Persimmon this attractive glossy foliaged tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla.

Blueberry - Rahi

$18.75 ($18.75-$49.00 choose a size)

Firm light blue berries have great flavour and store well. A Rabbit Eye variety it will need another Rabbit Eye variety planted with it for cross pollination such as the premier, brightwell or powderblue. Deciduous and frost hardy but take care to protect it from late frost which can damage the spring flowers.
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