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BLUEBERRY - GULFCOAST

Botanical Name: Vaccinium spp
Description

A low chill high bush variety. Excellent flavour, firmness and good picking scar. A vigorous upright bush with moderate toughness and good tolerance to root rot.

Other Names: Bilberry
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Blueberry Southern Highbush (#BlueberrySouthernHighbush), Great For Kids (#GreatForKids), Jam Pickle And Preserve (#JamPickleAndPreserve)

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

VIC, SA, WA

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

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Question & Answer

on your website it says you have 10 tiffblue in stock I was wanting to ask about the size and condition of these 10 plants. also if you have any varieties that fruit earlier than powderblue From: STOKERS SIDING NSW

Tifblue are in 140mm pots and approximately 30cm high. You need another Rabbiteye like Powderblue or Brightwell to cross pollinate Tiffblue. We do have another variety that crops earlier GulfCoast #BlueberryGulfcoast688

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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Grafted)

CairnsGal1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2222 days 1hrs

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So excited by the idea of growing blueberries in the tropics. Am keen to give this ago - I have read that Cairns can do this... our climate is not as harsh of the typically refferred to tropics of Darwin.

have been told there is an apple orchard of some 200 North of Port Douglas... so  if we can grow apples up here we must be able to grow these bluberries!! Newly planted in Pot. Semi shaded position/ more sun but sheltered while young from hot afternoon sun. Prepared pot  base with a mixure of sand, quincan, potting mix, .  Going by the theory that  many plants doesn't really like our hot "full sun", so filtered sun would be better especially while young.

i find this works in the vege patch too, I ignore all the so called full sun as in reality a full day of our summer sun would kill a lot of young seedlings etc.

Keepimg this one on a pot to ensure better control of requiring acid  soil.

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast 7/10

Magpie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2532 days 13hrs

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Blueberries are a wonderful fruit full of anti oxidants and have a great flavour. I've planted 3 in pots and they seem to be thriving. The coconut fibre mulch has been great for soil ph and providing nutrients to the plants. They're yet to fruit but hopefully a I may get a few this year!

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Certified


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Cutting)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1796 days 16hrs

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Fresh ones are noticeably more flavouful than shop bought ones. One of the kids favourite fruits.

Will be kept in pots for another year until bigger in size.

Acid-lovers, so gives me plenty of time to get a good bed ready for them (my soil neutral pH).

Currently finishing flowering(late winter/early spring), but am plucking them all off so plant will grow better- will let fruit in a year or two depending on size of bush.

GC can self-pollinate, but better with 2. Is a high-bush variety with very low-chill requirement.

Planted: 2012

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: azalea fertilizer,peat moss,pine bark/needle mulch

Pest Control:

Will have to net plant s eventually to save fruit from birds.


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Cutting) 10/10

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2440 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Sept 2010 - small fruit developing.

Nov/Dec - harvesting fruit

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Cutting) 9/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 1086 days 9hrs

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Good looking plant producing very large blueberries. Not as sweet as Backyard Blue, but still very tasty and well worth growing. Recommended.

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control:

Bird netting essential to stop birds eating berries. Birds will be checking the bushes several times a day.


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kim1 says... [2816 days 14hrs ago]
Edward, have you had any success with blueberrys in pots?
Edward3 says... [2787 days 8hrs ago]
Hello Kim. I only just noticed your question. No, I have not tried using pots, particularly since the blueberry bushes seem to require good soil moisture all the time, otherwise they wilt and don't recover well. Also must remember to have acidic soil (I added granular sulphur to my garden plot).

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Blueberry - Gulfcoast 6/10

Cindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2914 days 6hrs

Comments: -

great fruits,easy to grow and decorative  


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Cutting) 10/10

Homegrownsbest's Edible Fruits
Update: 249 days 22hrs

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Still too young to really make any comment on it but seems to be growing well. Got new little shoots on it so it must be happy. 

I water virtually daily depending on weather. I planted in planter bags and raised garden beds with a BIG bottom layer of course grade pine bark then equal amounts of peat moss, coir peat, perlite and some pine bark mixed through the main medium mix and a really good thick layer of "small" pine bark on the top. 

I have 5 berries in the raised garden beds but am about to repot to planter bags as its easier to maintain PH levels, water, feed and relocate if needed to meet different weather conditions, or if you just change your mind :)

5/12/16 - UPDATE:  About 1m high now and growing beautifully. Blueberries are HUGE and taste beautiful! Most are the size of 10c piece. I've just completely netted the Blueberries today as a variety of birds are becoming a real pest! Can't blame them I suppose.

Can't wait to see what this little beauty brings on next season as it matures. My Biloxi (3yr old) produced about 3kg this year and the Blueberries arent as huge as this Gulfcoast.....good times ahead :)

I do have many other beneficial pollinators in very close proximity to the Gulfcoast. 

Feeding with an organic acid loving slow realease fertilser and a Seasol tonic about monthly and water about every 2nd day (most days lately in this heatwave) depending on weather...less in Winter of course. 

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Yearly, Winter

Pest Control: Bird netting

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Cutting) 7/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 2436 days 13hrs

Comments: - I have a few blueberries but not sure which varities they are anymore.  Going much better since acidifying the soil with peat moss, compost and azalea potting mix

Fruiting Months April, June, October, November, December

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pruned By: 20% in Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Peat mostt, worm castings and Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic

Question: Did you prepate your soil especially for your blueberry plants?


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast 7/10

Chris3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2924 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Just starting to flower now for this years crop.  Only 4 berries last year. 

Fruiting Months September, October, November

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Poultry manure

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

Sticky traps

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast 4/10

Rob16a's Edible Fruits
Update: 2893 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Looks weak but hanging in there. Has set quite a few flowers but these have not progressed into edible fruits.


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Seedling) 6/10

Townfarm1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2771 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Planted in 2008 and haven't given them any attention.  Will put more effort in this year to see what they can produce.

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Height 18 Inches

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast

Daisyetta's Edible Fruits
Update: 2173 days 11hrs

Comments: -

New. Lost its leaves over winter, but growing again now.

Planted: 2011

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast 10/10

Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 2049 days 12hrs

Comments: - love my Blueberries, and now (after reading this wonderfully informative forum) i know to treat them like azaleas, i should have a lot more success

Planted: 2012

Growing: In a Pot


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Cutting)

AJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 879 days 2hrs

Comments: - growing well in ground

Planted: 2015

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Seedling) 8/10

Nghtwshdydrm1's Edible Fruits
Update: 700 days 14hrs

Planted: 2015

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Cutting)

4Poppies1's Edible Fruits
Update: 71 days 7hrs

Growing: In a Pot

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood/Bone


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast

Chris4's Edible Fruits
Update: 2901 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Growing under shade cloth in a large pot.

Pollination: Hand Pollination


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Grafted) 4/10

Fairdinkum1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2528 days 5hrs

Comments: -

MMMM..... Love Blueberries

Fruiting Months September, October, November

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Grafted)

Fred1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2733 days 6hrs

Comments: - Don't know what happened - maybe too much mulch from mower

Pollination: No


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