Southern Highbush blueberries are low-chill* varieties and offer gardeners in California, the Sunbelt, and the Southeast region an opportunity to enjoy blueberries just like their northern neighbors. Southern Highbush Blueberries are specifically hybridized for superior fruit, soil adaptability, heat tolerance and low winter chilling*. This makes them particularly suitable for coastal areas of California as well as the inland valleys.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, these varieties also grow very well as far north as Seattle, offering gardeners the benefits of their unique foliage, bloom and plant characteristics that aren’t found in the Northern Highbush. Most Southern Highbush are self-pollinizing, but the berries will be larger if two varieties are planted together. These varieties have low winter chilling* requirements.
*”Chilling” is a measure of accumulated hours of temperatures below 45°F in the dormant season. The chilling hours required are listed for each variety.
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