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Rabbiteye Blueberry

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-t- Planting Mix
Rabbiteye Blueberry Planting Mix

Helps your Rabbiteye Blueberry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ (DIEHARD™) Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95

Growing Zones: 6-9



Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Vaccinium

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, OR, WA

Grow Your Own Healthy Berries!

- Virtually pest and disease free
- Drought tolerant
- Resists late frost damage that can kill other plants

Now you can easily grow the tastiest blueberries by the bushel - right in your own yard!

Growing your blueberries requires NO mixing chemicals... NO spraying for bugs... and NO ingesting dangerous insecticides - Rabbiteye blueberry bushes are naturally pest resistant.

Plant these bushes now and you could have buckets of berries throughout the summer.

Save hundreds of dollars each year, for decades.

Plant an attractive blueberry hedge and you'll have plenty extra to share with friends and neighbors.

Blueberries are the nutritional "Super Food". They have a higher concentration of anti-aging antioxidants than almost any other food. This is one of the easiest plants you can grow... easily adapts to even the worst soils. Plus, the well developed root systems will have them quickly thriving in your yard.

If you have never tasted fresh blueberries, ripened on the branch... then you will be amazed at how sweet and flavorful berries can be. Now here's your secret weapon that will have your bushes producing more berries, bigger berries and tastier berries than anyone else's.

When you order more than one bush, you'll automatically receive separate strains that will cross-pollinate each other. It's like marrying your bushes into outside families. Our competitors don't do this, and it makes a huge difference.

You can't make a mistake, because we send you the best combination of bushes.

We recommend ordering 3 or more bushes for best results. When planting as a hedge, space every 3 feet. You don't even have to work for them. Once established, these bushes thrive on neglect! They produce fruit quickly... you should start enjoying your berries the first season. Plus, your bushes produce berries over a period as long as 3 months, instead of coming in all at once like many varieties.
So you have more time to enjoy them.

Under ideal conditions mature Rabbiteye blueberry bush can provide a hefty 15 pounds of berries each season! You will have plenty to share and plenty to freeze.

These berries are firm, not mushy, so they store with great results.

We suggest you order early because these large bushes will sell out.





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I have to admit that I've bought from a number of nurseries (including Home Depot). Thing is that every blueberry plant I bought from Fast Growing Tress nursery (4 plants) has already produced large (not ripened yet) blueberries for 2011, while all the other blueberries from other nurseries have none (6 plants). So, yes, they are a tad more price wise, but you get what you paid for. I just ordered 3 more... Had someone given me the advice to just buy from here and save yourself the headache of waiting another season for fruit, I would have paid for it. One trip to Costco to buy blueberries ($8.99) tells me that waiting is not worth it to save on a deal! One hint for those new to blueberries... if you want them to thrive and are an avid coffee drinker like me, blueberry plants love ground coffee beens. They increase the acidity in the soil, which blueberries love. So, drink the coffee and save the ground up beens for the plants. They will love you for it and so will your kids for the extra blueberries..
December 31, 2012
I bought 30 of your Rabbiteye bushes in the spring of 2011. They arrived in great shape and had berries on them already. They did develop some Iron Chlorosis almost immediately, but that was solved easily by using some fertilizer for acid loving plants. They are doing great now and have grown almost a foot just this summer. I was worried that they might have difficulty growing here, as I am in north central Pennsylvania, but so far so good. While I was hoping to just get the Tift variety I also got Premier, 15 each. From what I understand its best to cross polinate to get better fruit. The Japaneese Beetles seem to prefer the Premier bushes, they leave the Tift alone completely. I wish I had received more of the Tift and less of the Premier for that reason. I can't wait to see what next year brings. I just bought 30 Sweetheart bushes from you too, and am hoping they do just as well.
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 5 years ago
I ordered five blueberry bushes. I was picking fruit 7 weeks later. All the fun of owning a fruit producing plant without the waiting for years for production. I am extremely pleased. If you have dirt, you should order these plants
December 31, 2012
I dont have a question, but would just wanted you to know how PLEASED I am with the trees that you sent to me. I have ordered many trees via Cottage Farms, and they just throw them in boxes without any protection. I could not believe how well packed yours were. Also, they are all very healthy!! Thanks so much also for the speedy delivery. I have them all planted in time for all the rain that is coming. I WILL be back! Thanks again
December 31, 2012
The best blueberry bush for picking large berries. Great for snacking and baking!
December 31, 2012
I ate blueberries only months after I transplanted the blueberry.
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Incidentally, I did not know that for each tree purchased, one is planted in Africa.  That is excellent!  Besides this empress and another tree that I recently ordered, I have planted two ornamental cherry trees, two blueberry bushes and one raspberry bush that I have ordered from you guys.  They are all doing great!  I recommend you to all my friends and will continue using your products
December 31, 2012
I had problems with blueberries last year, but these have done well in the central Texas summer and are still looking good. I'm looking forward to more berries next year
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
I have three plants and are full of berries!
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 5 years ago
The blueberry bushes are doing great. We didnt have a great amount this year, but they were certainly good. I love the way the color changes them in the fall. My husband is very pleased with his fathers day gift
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Rabbiteye Blueberry


Rabbiteye Blueberry Planting Diretions

The Blueberry is a deciduous shrub. The leaves are spirally arranged, narrow, and start out red-bronze in the spring only to develop into a dark-green. The flowers of the Blueberry are white, and bell-shaped. The fruit is a berry, which is dark blue to black, and has a thin wax coating.

Seasonal information: Blueberries are grown as an ornamental plant for its fall colors, typically bright orange or red. It is also a highly regarded "super food", containing beneficial vitamins and nutrients.

Location: When selecting a site to plant your Blueberry bush, make sure the site has full sun and drains well. The plant grows best in moist soil, not in soggy soil. Blueberry plants require acidic, well-draining soil. When planted in soils with a pH higher than 5.5, blueberry plants do not absorb nutrients adequately and become more susceptible to disease. Blueberry plants contract moisture-related diseases when exposed to humid conditions or standing water.

Planting instructions: Dig a hole with the shovel that is about twice the size of the root ball of the bush. Make sure the hole is the same depth as the container it comes in. When planting more than one blueberry bush, dig holes that are at least five feet apart in rows that are 10 feet apart. Amend the soil from the hole with peat moss. Make sure to thoroughly mix the peat moss with the soil from the hole. Place the Blueberry bush in the hole. Cover the roots with soil-peat moss mix.

Watering: Your blueberry bushes will need to be watered regularly to make certain that the root system becomes well established. The soil surrounding your tree should be moist, but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of both over or under watering.

Fertilization: You do not need to fertilize the Blueberry bush at the time of planting. Fertilize the Blueberry bush twice a year, once in the spring and once after harvest.

Weed Control: Hand-pull weeds near the blueberry shrubs. You can damage the shallow root system with garden tools.

Pests and Disease: Blueberries grow best in acidic soil and are subject to few pests and diseases. The Blueberries are not self-fertile, so two compatible varieties should be planted next to each other to maintain growth and fruiting. If maintained with mulching, the berries can handle temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Blueberries can mature to the height of three to six feet with a width of up to three feet. The plant has few insect or disease problems; however, birds and squirrels are prone to eating them.

Pruning: Blueberries require only minimal pruning. Lower limbs can be thinned out to keep the fruit from touching the soil, and excessively vigorous upright shoots can be thinned out several feet from the ground to keep the center of the bush open, and to keep the bearing surface within reach. Spindly, weak, or dead branches should be thinned out annually during the dormant season.

Pollination: Blueberries are not self-fertile and must have two or more varieties to pollinate each other. Honeybees are inefficient pollinators, and carpenter bees frequently cut the corollas to rob nectar without pollinating the flowers. Blueberries do best when pollinated by buzz pollination by bees, such as the native southeastern blueberry bee.


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Hopefully we will get to eat a bunch of blueberries!
William D on Sep 22, 2016
I'm excited to use my rabbiteye blueberries to replace my existing natural screen to provide me the same level of privacy with the added bonus of mountains of fruit annually.
Jesse N on Sep 15, 2016
Hopefully we will get to eat a bunch of blueberries!
William D on Sep 22, 2016
we already have 5 plants and want to replace 2
Calvin T on Sep 19, 2016
I'm excited to use my rabbiteye blueberries to replace my existing natural screen to provide me the same level of privacy with the added bonus of mountains of fruit annually.
Jesse N on Sep 15, 2016
Good price
John W on Sep 15, 2016
My health to be healthy always!
Lilia H on Sep 14, 2016
awesome reviews had to get one
Sleiman Z on Aug 30, 2016
Never received
philip z on Aug 28, 2016
My wife really wanted Blueberry bushes - and for me growing up north, we always had blueberry bushes throughout our backyard, so blueberries were plentiful in our household. We just bought a house in northern Florida, and these I have heard our a good cultivar to grow in our region (Zone 9).
Morgan R on Aug 11, 2016
the wife and I love blue berrys we already have some growing
herb w on Aug 10, 2016
My husband loves to eat blueberries
Lynne B on Aug 6, 2016
Building fruit garden
Carol E on Jul 22, 2016
read the reviews. we love blueberries.
Robert O on Jul 8, 2016
Nutrients and taste.
Ian W t on Jul 8, 2016
makes sense, given my setting
David M on Jul 2, 2016
Your website made it sound like a great blueberry to have in our yard.
Lela C on Jul 2, 2016
I bought this because it is yummy. I bought some blueberries before and they were great!
Thinh H on Jun 24, 2016
Internet research
Randy B on Jun 23, 2016
for birds
Larry D on Jun 18, 2016
I have an empty space by my avocado trees, I love blueberrys. Why not try to grow them too!
Rusty B on Jun 18, 2016
I want to eat blueberries and this had great reviews.
Elizabeth C on Jun 16, 2016
i grew up with a Blueberry patch in my back yard and it was awesome having to pick fresh Blueberries for my mother to cook fresh Blueberry pancakes.
Chris H on Jun 14, 2016
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Paula S on Jun 12, 2016
Great company to do business with! The trees are perfect!
Derek D on Jun 12, 2016
Perfect for our area. Good information on your site. Good experience with previous orders.
Steven A on Jun 11, 2016
I have grown blueberries in the past, and after we moved I wanted the same pleasure of picking my own with no pesticides. This variety looks good, and I am going to put some in the ground as well as in pots.
Patricia P on Apr 24, 2016
because of the positive reviews on these blueberries
June J on Apr 22, 2016
Want to grow my own fruit.
Shirley L on Apr 19, 2016
I liked the name and wanted 2 different bushes. I also got the Pink Lemonade Blueberry for my Granddaughters Birthday.
Purchased by Wanda Schaffner
Madelyn S on Apr 19, 2016
Hoping for blueberries with very little effort involved. This seems to be the right species for the job.
Andrew H on Apr 19, 2016
Grandchildren
Martha K on Apr 17, 2016
I love home gardening!
Corinna N on Apr 15, 2016
wanted to plant in a barrel inside
TOM R on Apr 15, 2016
Great fruit plant for our region and love the antioxidants and nutrition not to mention they are delicious. They make tons of berries and can be frozen for year round deliciousness.
Michael R on Apr 15, 2016
almost got them for free. had to add up to $125.00 for free shiping.
steven G on Apr 12, 2016
I have purchased several blueberry plants from big box stores. It has bee several years and I have yet to see more then 5 or 6 blueberries on any given plant. We love blueberries and want our plants to produces fruit.
Edward W on Apr 10, 2016
Zone 9
Jeanne M on Apr 3, 2016
My daughter wanted two blueberry plants for her birthday.
Peggy M on Mar 30, 2016
Love blueberries
Jose B on Mar 28, 2016
At looking at all the plants just thought rabbiteye would do the best for us
Travis B on Mar 26, 2016
looking forward to picking blueberries with my grandchildren
agostino m on Mar 25, 2016
They will grow where I live.
Joe T on Mar 24, 2016
Great reviews
Donna H on Mar 15, 2016
prolific producer that will also give me some size to break up an area of my garden. These are noted for their taste.
Marc F on Mar 14, 2016
According to my local extension office, rabbiteye blueberries are the best choice for my climate/ region (south-central oklahoma). Fast growing trees has the best reviews for large, healthy plants so I'm adding more fruit to the garden this year!
ALEXIS T on Mar 14, 2016
Should grow easily in my zone and soil type.
Ada J on Mar 13, 2016
LIKE THEM AND THEY ARE GROWING GOOD
ROSY W on Mar 9, 2016
Making my yard sustainable
Saramaria M on Feb 29, 2016
Have always had blueberries and wanted to add to our two bushes at our new location. Love them and their health benefits. Tired of paying too much at grocery store.
Joy O on Feb 22, 2016
I was impressed by the projected high yields of this Blueberry plant
Mark K on Feb 7, 2016
Sounds like a very nice Blueberry Bush.
Kenneth J on Dec 18, 2015
we already have 5 plants and want to replace 2
Calvin T on Sep 19, 2016
Good price
John W on Sep 15, 2016
What size container should I plant these in?
Laura G on Jan 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have my blueberry bushes in containers 24 inches or larger. A large wooden wine or whiskey barrel planter is ideal as long as the the circumference is at least 24 inches across. The best blueberry potting mix is using 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 acid potting mix (such as for Azaleas and Rhododendron), and 1/3 pine mulch (fine/medium texture) and one handful of sulfur granules and a handful of cottonseed meal - mix well before adding to your pot.
Are blueberry bushes evergreen?
Kerry W on Jun 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi, mine are not evergreen, and i live in NC. Make sure you buy 2 , 1 male, 1 female, you need both. Blueberry's are a SUPER food though, very healthy. Good luck, i love mine, every tree , bush, whatever has to feed us or smell good,lol!

Nicole
Why will you not ship to Washington State?
Gary L on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Washington State has Agricultural restrictions that do not allow us to ship any blueberry plant into the state. If you have question or concerns about this, please contact the Washington Dept of Ag for more information.
What are the best planting conditions ie soil sunlight etc?
Brenda S on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The best soil conditions are a loamy soil/ well draining with an acidic soil or low in p.h. 4.5 and 5.5 is ideal.. if planting outside dig a hole 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep. mix 1/2 peat moss and native soil or a acidic potting mix.. i also add an organic acidic fertilizer in the planting hole..then i mulch with souther pine bark mulch----will do better in at least 8 hours of sun
How will they hold up in cold Michigan winters?
cookycrumb on Jul 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We only recommend this bush in zone 6 of Michigan. The rest of the state has a climate that isn't ideal for the Rabbiteye Blueberry.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
When is the best time to plant blueberry bushes? I want to buy one now and have ready for next year, but is July too late?
Courtney L on Jul 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I bought my Rabbiteye Blueberry late in the season, around July, in Michigan. I planted it temporarily in a large pot until I got things straight around my new place and had time to plant it properly. It has thrived! It was loaded with blooms/berries.
If you are in the right zone then I think your plant should do well if you plant in July, but why not call and ask the experts to be sure?
I am interested in purchasing these blueberry bushes. I am on Long Island, and there are tons of birds and squirrels in my area. What's the best way to prevent them from eating them all before we get a chance to pick them?
Kimberly M on Jun 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello,
It is not simple, but it is an easy cure. I put a wire cage around the entire area. I put in a gate that can easily be taken off to gain access to the berries. I have bird netting over the top of it held on with to the wire with S hooks. Nothing gets in to the berries but me. It is all a one time installation and it works like a charm. And, when I eat the berries year after year, well worth the effort. Hope this helps you.
Ed L.
i live in Las Vegas, NV - obviously very hot summers. will the blueberries thrive here?
Mary S on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
do you need to prune these plants ?
mel h on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we recommend pruning them AFTER the fruit is off the tree. Sometime in late summer/early fall. This will increase production for the following year.
when is the best time to transplant?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I transplant in the spring or I remove the new shoots and pot them for planting in the spring.
What type of bush will go good with the rabbit eyes?
Travis B on Mar 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My honest feedback- another blueberry that supports the growth, but I myself planted a pepper plant next to them to keep the sun off, though several died not from this company.... I don't really know-- what bush do you like? Bushes like raspberries I would plant....if that is a bush.
Are they called rabbit eye because bunny's like them?
Deborah C on Jun 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Deborah,
I don't know about rabbits liking them. I have 4 of theses plants in my back yard and they have been producing great this year. They're still only about 2' tall but at the rate they're going I believe they'll do great in years to come. I put up a fence around them, not for rabbits but for grandchildren's basketballs and so far neither rabbits or grandchildren have done them any harm. I plan on ordering a couple more plants in the fall. I have watered them and fertilized them regularly.
is vaccinium the same as rabbit eye?
clara g on Sep 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Vaccinium virgatum is a Rabbiteye.
Are the deer resistant?
wojtek a on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: While a plant can never be 100% resistant to deer, this has shown to not be as favorable to deer. If you have concerns, we would recommend protecting your plant by fencing an area around it while it is young and developing.
What is the spacing between them?
John H on Jan 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: plant 8' apart and rows 12' apart

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