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Austin Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei

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Growing Zones: 7-9
(hardy down to 10℉)



Growing Zones 7-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-10 ft.

Mature Width:

10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

10-12 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Harvest Time:

June-July

Fruit Color:

Blue

Year to Bear:

Fruits the 1st Year!

Chill Hours (minimum):

450-550

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Vaccinium ashei

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, OR, WA

Bountiful Berry Bush that Doubles as an Impressive Ornamental

Beautiful Landscaping; Delicious Blueberries

The Austin blueberry is a rabbiteye blueberry variety that pulls double duty.  It’s an attractive ornamental landscape option that produces tasty, healthy, plump blueberries every year. Those in warmer climates (Zones 7-9) will receive some of the largest, juiciest blueberries one can grow.  

Get Blueberries as Early as THIS Summer!

The Austin Blueberry bush will not disappoint. When you plant blueberries in early spring you'll be able to enjoy your first harvest that very summer.  Thanks to hand-grafting, your Austin Blueberry Bush “thinks” it’s older. That means instead of waiting two to three years until you’re ready for blueberry picking season, you can reap the benefits of plucking giant berries the very first year!

Incomparable Strength and Longevity

Unlike blueberry plants you find at wholesale stores and most nurseries, your plant is shipped with the root system intact.  We don’t ship bare-root, so your bush will have a great head start, with a healthy root system ready to thrive as soon as it’s planted.  Furthermore, your Austin Blueberry plant is naturally low maintenance and does well on its own. 

Superior to Super Market Blueberries  

Berries at the market are convenient but nothing compares to the flavor of home-grown Austin Blueberries.  They’ll start out sweet and almost tangy, and as they ripen, get sweeter and juicier.  Supermarket berries are picked before they ripen and then chilled.  They never have a chance to sweeten.  The process used to provide berries to consumers is also expensive.  That cost is passed along on to you. 

You’ll save money and get better tasting berries with your own Austin Blueberry bush!

Your Recipes Will Take on a New Level “Oh My Goodness!”

Austin Blueberries are fantastic right off the vine, and are mouthwatering additions to salads and cooked dishes.

They are no limits to all the ways these berries will add pizazz to your meals.  From pancakes to marinades and homemade jams and jellies, you’re able to enjoy them all year from just one summer’s harvest.   Can them or freeze them to use in pastries, muffins and juice.  You’ll find this blueberry to be incredibly versatile.

A Convenient and Delicious Way to Get Your Daily Vitamins  

Increase your intake of vitamin K, magnesium and vitamin C with a handful of Austin blueberries each day. This sweet treat is low on the glycemic index and recent research indicates that blueberries can increase memory function in older adults.

You can even freeze these blueberries without harming the anthocyanin antioxidants.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year long!

Our customers LOVE this bush, so order now while they’re in stock. You can enjoy your own personal blueberry harvest this summer!  





Austin Blueberry Pollination


Austin Blueberry are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Planting & Care



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



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Austin Blueberry .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Austin Blueberry gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Austin Blueberry again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Paired with premier and brightwell
david r on Apr 2, 2018
Second specimen for our berry farm
Jennifer T on Feb 27, 2018
Paired with premier and brightwell
david r on Apr 2, 2018
Grows tall
Elizabeth J on Mar 3, 2018
Second specimen for our berry farm
Jennifer T on Feb 27, 2018
good for my planting zone and fast-growing-harvest
Victoria O on Feb 20, 2018
one of the varieties recommended by Clemson for my area in SC
randal k on Feb 7, 2018
adding to our veggie and fruit garden
guy s on Jan 7, 2018
Grows tall
Elizabeth J on Mar 3, 2018
good for my planting zone and fast-growing-harvest
Victoria O on Feb 20, 2018
Can you plant these in a container?
Katie D on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Don't make the mistake of using Miracle Gro potting soil or highly fertilized potting soil. Blueberries prefer poorly fertilized soil with a PH of between 4.5 and 5.5. Do yourself a favor and pick up a cheap PH probe from any nursery or Home Depot and test your soil PH before planting them.
Your average potting soil from the store will have a PH of about 7 which is too high for blueberries.
I am now trying to lower my PH using coffee grounds and various other methods.

I used a large container and also purchased the Tophat blueberry bush.
They appear to be doing very well and I am looking forward to my first harvest.
what is chill hours?
joe m on Feb 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Chill hours are the hours that a fruit tree needs to grow in cooler temperatures ranging from 45 to 32 degrees F in order to produce fruit.

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