Types of Blueberries

Did you know that there are two main types of blueberries grown in Georgia, Southern Highbush and Rabbiteye?

Southern Highbush

Ripen and are harvested in April/May
Require high-organic matter soil
10-15 year plant lifespan
Blooms in February/early March
Hand-picked because the fruit is more delicate

Rabbiteye

Ripen and are harvested from late May to late July
Require lower-organic matter soil
30-50 years plant lifespan
Blooms early to late March
Can often be harvested by machines