The Premier Blueberry bush offers big, delicious berries that are a tasty, healthy and easily grown addition to any garden or landscape!
Blueberries are your go-to super food due to their high levels of antioxidants. The healing powers of blueberries are widely known. You just can’t beat the flavor of blueberries picked fresh off a plant you grew. Kids love them too!
With the Rabbiteye Premier Blueberry bush being a large berry producer, you will easily grow enough berries to make muffins, smoothies, cakes, bread, pies, even add them to your morning oatmeal or cereal. Fresh blueberries are also easy to freeze, providing off-season enjoyment as well.
The Premier variety was released jointly by the USDA and North Carolina State University in 1978. The blueberry bush tolerates a higher PH than many varieties and is a vigorous, upright and taller grower, reaching 6 to 8 feet tall. Around 550 chill hours are needed for ideal fruit set.
Premier Blueberry Information
Blueberries are large, light blue and ripen early to mid season, ready for harvest in late May to early June. Excess fertilizer easily damages blueberries, so be sure to allow for rain between applications. Plant in full sun for best results.
This rabbiteye blueberry bush grows best across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-9 and is not the most cold hardy.
The advantage of buying our potted blueberry bush is their well-developed root systems that will have them quickly thriving in your yard. Blueberry plants prefer acidic soil and should be planted early in the season in early spring. A layer of organic matter or mulch will help retain moisture.
All blueberries require cross-pollination to produce fruit. We suggest purchasing three plants of at least two different varieties for ideal fruit production. Choosing varieties that fruit at different times in the season will extend your berry availability!
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Check out our blueberry grow guide for more information on growing and harvesting blueberries and which variety to choose!
Vaccinium Ashei 'Premier'
- Edible fruit
- Fruit rich in antioxidants
- Fall color
- Low maintenance