Blueberry - Gulfcoast

Vaccinium spp

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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

$17.90 ($17.90-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Blueberry - Gulfcoast

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, 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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Pollinators 685, 689, 691, 692, 2704

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Pollinators for the Blueberry - Gulfcoast

Cross pollinate with these Southern Highbush varieties for fruit set

Blueberry - Biloxi

$17.75 ($17.75-$79.00 choose a size)

A great choice for hotter climates with very little chill hours. It is often the first variety to hit the markets ripening a few weeks before other early blueberry varieties. The fruit is firm and the size is medium. Even though it fruits early it can often produce a second harvest later in the season although it's first time to fruit yields the best harvest. Best to mix with other varieties so that when this one is not fruiting another variety is.

Blueberry - Misty

$17.90 ($14.90-$79.00 choose a size)

One of the most attractive Blueberries with bluish green leaves which contrast perfectly with striking pink and white spring flowers. You can get an even bigger harvest when planted with other varieties. Because of low chill hours it is a favorite in the subtropics. The Misty is one of the first varieties to fruit and the size is medium to large. Their flavour is sweet and spicy and perform brilliantly in pots.

Blueberry - Sharpblue

$17.90 ($17.90-$17.90 choose a size)

Excellent quality large fruit. Very low chill requirements and self-pollinating. A tough and vigorous bush. It has grown well in both sandy soils and heavier loams. The fruit has a wet scar, and is likely to become soft during very hot weather, meaning that it needs to be harvested frequently to overcome this.

Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

$17.90 ($17.90-$49.00 choose a size)

Sunshine Blue has it all. This semi-dwarf, versatile semi-deciduous blueberry features showy hot pink flowers that fade to white in spring, yielding large crops of delicious berries. Sunshine Blue tolerates higher pH soils better than many other blueberries and it is self-fertile. It is is a Southern Highbush with the low chilling requirement of 150 hours makes it suitable for the subtropics, but we find it is surprisingly cold-hardy and a wonderful addition to patios and gardens in cooler areas.

Blueberry - Legacy

$19.75 ($17.75-$79.00 choose a size)

Vigorous, upright, high yielding and very consistent bearer of medium-sized fruit with a very superior flavor and sweetness. Rated as one of the highest flavor blueberries. The quality of the fruit is superior to many cultivars and has long storage time of around 8 days if kept refrigerated. The fresh market is recommended due to the high quality of the fruit flavor. A mid season, medium chill variety that extends the blueberry season! Well suited to most regions of NSW and QLD and in all areas is self fertile.

Blueberry - Gulfcoast Reviews & Tips

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Homegrownsbest
★★★★★ 5y ago

THAGOONA, QLD, Australia

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 o...

Edward3
★★★★ 6y ago

CARLINGFORD, NSW, Australia

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

Jenny
★★★★★ 9y ago

CALAMVALE, QLD, Australia

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

HappyEarth
★★★ 10y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

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

Magpie
★★★ 10y ago

MARSDEN, QLD, Australia

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 ho...

Townfarm1
★★★ 11y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

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

Cindy1
★★★ 11y ago

Glen Eden, QLD, Australia

great fruits,easy to grow and decorative  

Carla1
★★★★★ 11y ago

EULEILAH, QLD, Australia

Sept 2010 - small fruit developing.Nov/Dec - harvesting fruit

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