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Blueberry Rabbiteye 'Premier'

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  • This Blueberry Rabbiteye 'Premier' ships in a 1 Gallon Pot

The Vaccinium Ashei 'Premier' - 'Premier' Blueberries, also called Premier Rabbiteye Blueberry are an early ripening, abundant producer and naturally heat tolerant variety. These shrubs produce large sized, firm, sweet, juicy, dark blue berries in late spring early summer. Bearing fruit within 2-3 years, this shrub has small white to pink, bell-shaped blossoms that become color-changing berries. These berries start off pink then ripen into large sized, dark blue, edible berries with a slightly thicker and waxier skin from May to June and produce fruit for over 50 years! Branches are adorned with oval shaped green leaves that turning shades of burgundy to orange in the fall.
This is not a self-pollinating shrub, it will need to be cross pollinated by other rabbiteye varieties like Climax or Brightwell.

 Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Native to North America

Pink flowers, non-fragrant

Pet safe, non-toxic

Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.


This Premier Blueberry comes established in a 1 Gallon trade pot

Size: Mature size can reach 6' - 8' x 6' - 8'

Light: Full sun

Hardiness zone: 7 - 9

Characteristics: Vigorous growing, upright, slightly spreading manner and produces medium-sized, sweet, firm, light blue berries. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies. Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 500 - 550. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32¬į and 45¬į F in a typical winter season.) Rabbiteye cultivars require less mulching and organic matter than other cultivars.

Soil, Water, Fertilizer: Moist, rich, loamy, well-draining with the pH 4.5 - 5.2. Water regularly, more often in extreme heat. This variety is not cold hardy. For more planting instructions please visit our care page for more detailed instructions: Planting Your New Blueberry Bush ‚Äď Tristar Plants

*Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.*

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

Plant 6'ft for a solid hedgerow or 10'ft apart for the shrub to grow apart and singularly.

Can be grown in large containers.

Will need another variety in order to cross-pollinate and produce fruit.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 7 - 9

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TriStar Plants

Blueberry Rabbiteye 'Premier'

These shrubs provide plenty of blueberries that are delicious when eaten fresh, used in pies, muffins, or pancakes picked fresh from your own shrub. They add a bit of beauty to any garden and are very long-lived, one single plant can live for more than 25 years!

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