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Vaccinium ashei
Synonyms: V. virgatum

Common Name(s): Rabbiteye blueberry
Family: Ericaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 160
Abs.Max=86° (F)    
Abs.Min=50° (F)
Winter Minimum: -9° (F)
Soil pH: 4.2 to 5.5
Soil Texture/Type: Acid sandy loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity:
Same as highbush, but with shorter chilling times and less cold resistance. Grown in Gulf Coast states.
Pythium, Phytothora, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Food - fruit


Geographical Origin:
Southeastern USA, South central USA
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