The Premier 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 being a heavy berry producer, you will easily grow enough berries to make muffins, smoothies, cakes, bread, pies, even add them to your morning oatmeal or cereal. Blueberries are also easy to freeze, providing off-season enjoyment as well.
Fruits are large, light blue and ripen early in the 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.
The Premier variety was released jointly by the USDA and North Carolina State University in 1978. It 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.
The advantage of buying our potted blueberries is their well-developed root systems that will have them quickly thriving in your yard. 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!
Check out our blueberry grow guide here!
Vaccinium Ashei 'Premier'
- Edible fruit
- Fruit rich in antioxidants
- Fall color
- Low maintenance