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Premier Rabbiteye Blueberry Bush

VVaccinium ashei ‘Premier’
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Due to the winter season we hold plant shipments to Zones 3-5 till April 15th. Zones 6-10 will ship now. If you are in Zones 3-5 and would like to have your order shipped now please call 855-541-7526

Description

The Premier Blueberry is a variety from the Rabbiteye family. The Rabbiteye blueberry is classified as a vigorously fruit bearing plant that is naturally heat tolerant. Because of its ability to tolerate heat and its susceptibility to cold climates, the Rabbiteye blueberry is well suited for planting in the Southeastern US.

The Premier Blueberry bush is a fruit producing bush that yields early in the season with a large harvest of large, dark blue berries. Blooming in February to early March, this blueberry will be covered in tiny white or pink flowers. The Premier will produce ripe fruit from May to June in the southern growing region. The Premier Blueberry bush can reach an astounding size. Generally growing 6-8 ft. tall, this plant will provide an abundance of blueberries year after year.

This blueberry bush can be planted in partial shade to full sun, but is recommended to plant in full sun to obtain the highest possible fruit yield. When planted in full sun, ensure that the plant receives regular water to avoid allowing the soil to dry out. Many blueberry varieties are self-fruiting; however, the Premier Blueberry requires cross pollination to produce fruit. Below are some recommendations for the most effective cross pollinators.

Blueberries can be categorized as a super fruit. High in vitamin C, antioxidants, and low in calories; blueberries are a great snack that are highly beneficial to your health. The Premier blueberry bush produces firm berries that are sweet and juicy. The fruit can be enjoyed raw, or used in baking and jelly production. For a fruit bearing plant that remains stable and faithful for years to come, the Premier blueberry bush will meet your needs.

Brightwell Climax


Blueberry Comparison Chart - Not Self-Fertile
Blueberry Bush Grow Zones Ripening Season Details Needs Pollinator Suggested Pollinator Premier 7-9 May - June Large Berries, light blue color, and excellent flavor Yes Brightwell, Climax Climax 7-9 May - June Medium sized berries and sweet flavor Yes Brightwell, Premier, Tifblue, Powderblue Tifblue 7-9 June - July Medium sized berries, light blue color, sweet and tart flavor Yes Brightwell, Climax, Premier, Powderblue Powderblue 7-9 June - July Medium-large sized berries. Light blue color and sweet flavor Yes Tifblue, Brightwell, Climax, Premier Brightwell 7-10 June - July Medium-large sized berries. Light blue color and sweet flavor Yes Climax, Premier, Tifblue, Powderblue
Blueberry Comparison Chart - Self-Fertile
Blueberry Bush Grow Zones Ripening Season Details Needs Pollinator Suggested Pollinator Pink Lemonade 4-8 July - August Medium-large sized berries. Pink color and sweet flavor No but recommended for higher yield Any Georgia Gem 7-9 May - June Medium sized berries, sweet flavor with a hint of tart No but recommended for higher yield Any Jersey 4-7 August Medium-large sized berries. Dark blue & sweet No but recommended for higher yield Any Blueray 4-7 July Extra-large berries. Blue & very sweet No but recommended for higher yield Any Triple Berry 7-9 May-July Medium sized berries and sweet flavor No Any Toro 7-9 June - August Large sized berries and sweet flavor No but recommended for higher yield Any Bluecrop 7-9 July Produces big clusters of large, all-purpose berries No but recommended for higher yield Any

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AZ, CA, LA, OR, WA

Soil Type

Acidic

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name VVaccinium ashei ‘Premier’

How To Care

When planting your Premier Blueberry be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new plant to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your Blueberry almost any time of the year.

Blueberry shrubs thrive in full sun and well-drained, moist, acidic soil. If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil. To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution. To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting. Water deeply when planting and 2-3 times weekly for 3 months while your Blueberry plant is establishing. During the growing and fruiting seasons, a blueberry will do best if the soil is kept moist. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is highly recommended for Blueberry bushes. Mulching helps to maintain soil moisture and gives added protection during extreme temperatures. Fertilize in spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer like 10-10-10, preferably for acid loving plants. Bluberries grown in containers will need fertilized 3 or 4 times per year during the growing season as nutrients leech out of the pot when you water. Prune your Blueberries in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches and to maintain size. The Premier variety requires a pollinator, like Tifblue, to produce a good crop of berries.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. The biggest pests of blueberries is birds. You can put up bird netting to protect your crop. If positioned properly, this is an extemely effective deterrent. Most insect pests feed on the leaves of blueberries. You can treat most of these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. Blueberry Bushes can occasionally encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. The entire shrub must be coated in order for this method to be effective.

Shipping Restriction

AZ, CA, LA, OR, WA

Soil Type

Acidic

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name VVaccinium ashei ‘Premier’

Landscape Ideas

The Premier Blueberry bush makes for agreat landscaping shrub. With multi season interest, it will thrive and looks great as an addition to your landscaping. Use it as a privacy shrub or even as a nice hedge. It looks great included in a mass planting or even by itself. Plant it in a pot as a beautiful addition to a patio!

Shipping Restriction

AZ, CA, LA, OR, WA

Soil Type

Acidic

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name VVaccinium ashei ‘Premier’

Shipping Details

Due to the winter season we hold plant shipments to Zones 3-5 till April 15th. Zones 6-10 will ship now.

If you are in Zones 3-5 and would like to have your order shipped now please call 855-541-7526

Most orders are processed and shipped the same day.

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SN
11/27/2018
Sheri N.
United States

Blueberry bushes

The bushes look great and look healthy when they were received.

NR
11/09/2018
Nadezda R.
United States

Blueberry plants

My plants came on time and in a good shape. So fare they look healthy in my yard. Will buy more staff from them.

BC
11/07/2018
brian C.
United States

Great Customer Support

Originally the plants were sent to the wrong address, but the staff did a great job and corrected the issue. I will be back.

EY
09/21/2018
Elena Y.
United States

Will buy again.

Nice healthy plant was sent next business day, arrived in great condition. Definitely will buy again.

PW
08/28/2018
Phillip W.
United States

Fell apart and damaged

This plant fell apart at the top of the plant when I took it out of the container and one of the pellets fell completely out and did not have any roots. It has a stem coming out of each side therefore will probably not grow to be a nice round healthy bush. I wrote to customer support and they said just water it and it will be okay. I still don't think it will grow properly but we shall see.

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