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These varieties of blueberry plants perform well in warm conditions and provide a good bounty of berries. To grow successfully provide organic matter and ample moisture along with a soil pH of 5.5, also ideal for azaleas. Blueberries make excellent potted specimens provided 25% of Peat Moss is added to the potting mix. Potted plants are a great gardening project for Children who delight in harvesting the fruit. Low chill varieties such as 'Misty' and 'Sharpblue' can be pruned after cropping to induce a second crop that will ensure a supply of delicious fruit throughout the year. Blueberries apart from being delicious have many fantastic health benefits. They are extremely high in antioxidants, and have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as lowering cholesterol in the blood, it is also claimed that they improve motor skills, balance and co-ordination in elderly people. The longer the fruits are left on the bush to mature the greater the health benefits are so if you can beat the birds leave the fruits to the last minute to pick.

Blueberry - Rahi

$17.90 ($17.90-$24.75 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.

Blueberry - Backyard Blue

$14.90

An excellent eating variety for the subtropics with very low chilling requirements. Cropping extends from July through to October. Self pollinating. A delight for children this blueberry bears regularly and has large sized fruit.

Blueberry - Biloxi

$27.00 ($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 - Blue Rose

$17.75 ($17.75-$19.90 choose a size)

A highbush selection best suited to cooler climates. An excellent variety, with good autumn foliage, and large fruit. It is essential that the fruit be left on the shrub until the last minute, as the fruit is very acidic and will not ripen after being picked. When they are fully ripe they make an excellent berry for cooking or fresh eating. The skins will melt after about 10 minutes of simmering and produce a self-thickening sauce that is delicious poured over ice cream. They are one of the few berries that, when frozen and thawed, keep their form and flavour.Tall growing and extremely vigorous this blueberry is prolific. Start picking before Christmas and have blueberries into March. Most important. Blueberries require an acid soil with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. They also require a free draining loose friable soil. They dislike clay heavy soils. To aide the successful establishment of bushes it is best to build up beds by incorporating peat moss and garden soils at a 50/50 ratio. Peat is preferred as it is naturally acidic.

Blueberry - Brightwell

$21.90 ($14.90-$21.90 choose a size)

Often called Rabbiteyes this is one of the hardiest of all the blueberries. 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 varieties. This variety is very well suited for the home orchard.

Blueberry - Climax

$14.90

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.

Blueberry - Denise

$21.90 ($14.90-$21.90 choose a size)

A northern high bush variety that is only suited to cooler areas as it has high chilling requirements.Fruit is very large and round, medium blue with red around stem end when ripe. Great as fresh eating berry. Early season ripening over about 7 weeks.

Blueberry - Gulfcoast

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

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.

Blueberry - Kisses (PBR)

$37.00 ($29.00-$37.00 choose a size)

Characterized by it enormous fruit size and naturally dwarfing habit, this self pollinating Blueberry is perfect for planting with the Blueberry Burst to extend the fruiting season. Low chill variety flowering and fruiting over a 4 6 month period with exceptionally high yield. Trialed successfully in both hot and cold climates in Australia. Protected by Plant Breeders Right (PBR)Developed by Plantnet.

Blueberry - Legacy

$79.00 ($17.90-$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 - Margaret

$24.90

A highbush selection requiring 750-1200 hours of chill, it does best on cooler climates. Earliest fruiting variety from early December. Good size fruit. Most important. Blueberries require an acid soil with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. They also require a free draining loose friable soil. They dislike clay heavy soils. To aide the successful establishment of bushes it is best to build up beds by incorporating peat moss and garden soils at a 50/50 ratio. Peat is preferred as it is naturally acidic.

Blueberry - Maru

$24.75 ($17.90-$24.75 choose a size)

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 is a prolific producer and may need thinning to maintain large fruit

Blueberry - Misty

$14.90 ($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 - Powderblue

$14.90 ($14.90-$27.00 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.

Blueberry - Reka

$21.90 ($19.75-$21.90 choose a size)

One of the fastest growing and most adaptable variety of blueberries, Reka is a heavy bearer and has great tasting fruit. A Northern Highbush variety it is self fertile but will benefit from having another variety nearby such as the Denise. Deciduous and frost hardy bit in areas with late frost care needs to be taken to protect the spring flowers.

Blueberry - Reveille

$17.90

A southern high bush variety that is well suited to both high chill and low chill areas. Fruit is medium in size, mid blue, firm, with a pleasing crunchy texture and excellent flavour. Bushes are semi-deciduous and early season ripenining over about 6 weeks.

Blueberry - Sharpblue

$21.90 ($17.90-$21.90 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

$79.00 ($17.90-$79.00 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 - Tifblue

$14.90 ($14.90-$14.90 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.

Blueberry Burst

$37.00 ($27.00-$79.00 choose a size)

The fruit is a crisp fleshed, sweet fruit, harvested over 3 - 4 months resulting in a constant supply of delicious, healthy fruit, filled with anti oxidants. Blueberries have been nick named Brain Berries and Youth Berries because of the high anti oxidant levels in them. This variety is an evergreen,naturally dwarfing variety growing to 1.0m high x 0.75m in width. It is self fruitful and because of its low chilling requirement can be grown anywhere in Australia. This variety has been growing in trials in both warmer and cooler climates in Australia with great success in all climates.Here is a link to Plantnets Blueberry Burst Plant Guide http://www.plantnet.com.au/blueberry-plant-care/

Blueberry- Premier

$21.90 ($17.90-$21.90 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.

Extra Information

For Further Information:

Mountain Blue Orchards
University of Florida Blueberry Facts

Blueberry - Rahi

$17.90 ($17.90-$24.75 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.

Blueberry - Maru

$24.75 ($17.90-$24.75 choose a size)

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 is a prolific producer and may need thinning to maintain large fruit

Blueberry - Blue Rose

$17.75 ($17.75-$19.90 choose a size)

A highbush selection best suited to cooler climates. An excellent variety, with good autumn foliage, and large fruit. It is essential that the fruit be left on the shrub until the last minute, as the fruit is very acidic and will not ripen after being picked. When they are fully ripe they make an excellent berry for cooking or fresh eating. The skins will melt after about 10 minutes of simmering and produce a self-thickening sauce that is delicious poured over ice cream. They are one of the few berries that, when frozen and thawed, keep their form and flavour.Tall growing and extremely vigorous this blueberry is prolific. Start picking before Christmas and have blueberries into March. Most important. Blueberries require an acid soil with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. They also require a free draining loose friable soil. They dislike clay heavy soils. To aide the successful establishment of bushes it is best to build up beds by incorporating peat moss and garden soils at a 50/50 ratio. Peat is preferred as it is naturally acidic.

Blueberry - Powderblue

$14.90 ($14.90-$27.00 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.

Blueberry - Brightwell

$21.90 ($14.90-$21.90 choose a size)

Often called Rabbiteyes this is one of the hardiest of all the blueberries. 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 varieties. This variety is very well suited for the home orchard.

Blueberry Reviews & Tips

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Kim Stanton
1y ago

TALLEBUDGERA VALLEY, QLD, Australia

Blueberry

Pop Powderblue next to Brightwell for MEGA crop

Doug L
2y ago

ANKETELL, WA, Australia

Blueberry

I have 8 varieties growing well in deep sandy soil in south metropolitan Perth all growing and producing well (low chill doing best) MUST have a mid-day water in summer to avoid water stress. Use azalea & camellia fertiliser regularly.

Brock Corbett
5y ago

Mount Warren Park, QLD, Australia

Blueberry - Sharpblue

Sharpblue's are a great starter for people looks great in summer but when winter hits rust everywhere on it

Charles L
8y ago

Perth, WA

Blueberry

I had several which couldn't handle Perth heat and partial (4-5 hours a day)sun. All fell over....Now have two in pots on the patio and they only get an hour of sun before sunset - and they are thriving. Plenty of berries - every day when in season.

Julie M
9y ago

Yarra Ranges, VIC, Australia

Blueberry

Roots are close to the surface so mulch well. Oak leaves, pine needles and used coffee grounds are all acidic and ideal for blueberries. Each spring surface dress with a small amount of blood and bone around the drip-line. All this keeps mine happy.

Julie Fairbairn
11y ago

Braybrook, VIC, Australia

Blueberry Plant

The blueberries planted in prepared ground were still very slow to grow. When potted up in Azalia/Camelia potting mix they have since thrived. Correct PH is important.

Bec Averillo
11y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Blueberry Plant

I have bought two blueberry plants. They are fantastic.. but i don't know what variety they are.. they have fairly small narrow pointy leaves and it grows in a really odd shape.The plant gets lots of long odd shape new growth.Anyone know what type it is?

Justine Melbourne
11y ago

Falcon, WA, Australia, Australia

Blueberry Plant

What type of blueberry would be best to grow just south of Perth WA, we don't really get a frost, we are very close to ocean

Tue Moy
11y ago

Winston Hills, NSW, Australia

Blueberry Plant

I would like to grow a blueberry tree(s). However, I am not sure what varieties would be suitable for my area? I am in the Hills District, Sydney (app. 8km from Parramatta). Can anyone suggest a few varieties? Thank you

Marion Bonnici
12y ago

Malvern East, VIC, Australia

Blueberry Plant

Could some please advise me on what varieties to plant. I want to grow blue berries as an informal hedge.

Ron Briggs
13y ago

South Grafton, NSW, Australia

Blueberry

A tip I got off an old Indian blueberry farmer from Woolgoolga I told him that I never got much fruit off my plants, he explained to me "good drainage and plenty of water even water twice a day in the growing,fruiting season now all are covered in flowers

Richard Walter
13y ago

Balgownie, NSW, Australia

Blueberry

Everyone should be growing this nutritious fruit .... the four varieties i bought from daleys are easy to grow and prolific, producing fruit twice a year in spring and now again in autumn

David White
14y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Blueberry

You must have multiple plants to get any decent amount of berries. Birds are a real nuisance. Tub growth for protection is recommended. Plants are hardy enough. Variety Biloxi is best for warmer regions. Keep moist, don't over fertilise.

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