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    Premier Blueberry Bush for Sale

 
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Premier Blueberry Bush

Vaccinium ashei 'Premier'

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



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

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

10 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Great

Harvest Time:

May-June

Fruit Color:

Dark Blue

Year to Bear:

1-2 years

Chill Hours (minimum):

500

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Vaccinium ashei 'Premier'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, OR, WA

A Huge Harvest of Sweet Blueberries For Your Southern Garden 

If you live in zones 7-9 and want to grow your very own delicious blueberries, then look no further than the Premier Blueberry.

In no time at all, you’ll be eating fresh, sugary sweet blueberries from your garden…

Premier blueberries are large, dark-blue berries that love to grow in the southern heat.

· Low chill time – Premier Blueberries only need 500 hours below 45 degrees.

· Heat tolerant – Unlike other blueberries, Premiers love the heat of the Southeast and it won’t damage your plant.

· Hardly any maintenance – With no pruning, very little pest problems, and an easy watering schedule, you’ll be able to enjoy your Premier blueberries without any hassle.

Picture an early summer day, walking in your garden and eating fresh blueberries that you just picked! You’ll never eat a store-bought blueberry again.

And these bite-sized sweet snacks are great for your body. Packed full of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants, you can’t eat too many.

The Premier harvest is the biggest of any dark blueberry, so you’ll have plenty of berries for fresh eating, desserts, recipes, jams, and even freezing for later.

This type of Blueberry is a Rabbiteye and it needs another Rabbiteye to grow. We recommend planting a Powderblue Blueberry to ensure to best growth!

Order your Premier and Powderblue Blueberries today!





Premier Blueberry Bush Pollination


Premier Blueberry Bush 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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Customer Reviews

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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..
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 6 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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
The best blueberry bush for picking large berries. Great for snacking and baking!
January 1, 2013
I ate blueberries only months after I transplanted the blueberry.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 6 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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 6 years ago
I have three plants and are full of berries!
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 6 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
January 1, 2013

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Premier Blueberry Bush


Premier Blueberry Bush Planting Diretions

You can plant your Premier Blueberry in your garden or in a pot. Either way, you'll need to make sure it gets full sun and the soil is well drained and acidic. If you plant in your garden, be sure to leave 10ft. of space between your other plants. Birds love blueberries too, so make sure you use a garden net to get the most out of your harvest.

 

Watering: Premier Blueberries are drought tolerant, but need to be watered once a week during the first year. Don't overwater the bush. The roots are very shallow and can easily drown.

 

Fertilization: Once you see leaves on your plant, you can add some acidic fertilizer. Once your plant is fully mature, you can fertilize it once a year in June and again in the fall if it didn't harvest well.  

 

Pruning: You won't need to prune your Premier Blueberry unless you want to manage the size and shape of the hedge. If so, prune in late winter.

 

Pollination: This is not a self-fertile plant and will need another variety of Rabbiteye blueberry to thrive. We recommend the Premier Blueberry. 

When to pick: Your blueberries are ready to pick and eat when they fall right into your hand. When they easily fall off without plucking, then they're perfectly ripe. Blueberries will last 1 week in your fridge, but you'll need to freeze them if you don’t eat them in a week.

 

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
Have been looking for, and couldn’t find this particular Blueberry bush in my area. Since I have ordered from Fast-growing-trees before and have been very satisfied, I decided to look at your Blueberry bush selection. Of course you had what I needed! Thanks Shirley
Shirley L on Apr 22, 2018
looks tried and true - will plant in front of my privacy fence
Julie C on Apr 15, 2018
Have been looking for, and couldn’t find this particular Blueberry bush in my area. Since I have ordered from Fast-growing-trees before and have been very satisfied, I decided to look at your Blueberry bush selection. Of course you had what I needed! Thanks Shirley
Shirley L on Apr 22, 2018
Blueberries
David C on Apr 15, 2018
looks tried and true - will plant in front of my privacy fence
Julie C on Apr 15, 2018
Because we live in the Southeast and we heard this is the best variety for our location.
Ann and Joey D on Apr 6, 2018
Paired with Austin and brightwell
david r on Apr 2, 2018
Husband loves blueberries this bush could grow in our area . Is a Christmas present
Marilyn S on Dec 10, 2016
Using along the front fence hopefully will soon be the new Blueberry patch
Jeff m on Nov 15, 2016
A pretty shrub with blueberries - what more can you ask for!
Cj U on Nov 13, 2016
I love eating and mix with strawberry in protein milk
Daniel Y L on Oct 30, 2016
My children love blueberries and they're fairly expensive to buy in the stores. Plus, I find store-bought blueberries to be either really tart and/or bitter. I'm hoping these will be better tasting.
Amy H on Oct 29, 2016
It can grow in the south.
Judy C on Oct 23, 2016
because the blueberries were calling for me
Ryan B on Sep 28, 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
Zone
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
Blueberries
David C on Apr 15, 2018
Because we live in the Southeast and we heard this is the best variety for our location.
Ann and Joey D on Apr 6, 2018
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
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
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.
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?
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
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 these Rabbiteye Blueberry bushes GMO free?
Neal C on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are non-GMO.
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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