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Vaccinium formosum
Synonyms: V. australe

Common Name(s): Swamp highbush blueberry
Family: Ericaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 160
Precipitation: 26
Winter Minimum: -15° (F)
Soil pH: 4.5 to 5.2
Soil Texture/Type: Acid sandy loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity:
Temperature is major factor in production. Needs considerable heat input for maximum fruit quality.
Phytothora, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Food - fruit


Geographical Origin:
Eastern USA, Central USA, Eastern Canada, Central Canada
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