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Tifblue Blueberry

Vaccinium virgatum 'Tifblue'

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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:

6-10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

4-6 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Harvest Time:

June-July

Fruit Color:

Blue

Year to Bear:

1-2 years

Chill Hours (minimum):

650

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Vaccinium virgatum 'Tifblue'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, OR, WA

Premium Blueberry Super Plant 

A member of the Rabbiteye family, the Tifblue Blueberry has long held a place of prominence among commercial growers and astute kitchen gardeners. It’s considered a premium berry – firm, sweet and flavorful – and has a proven track record for producing copious quantities year-after-year.

Easiest Blueberry to Grow
The Tifblue blooms in March with medium-sized berries ripe and ready to pick late-June through July. It adapts to conditions where many blueberry varieties struggle to mature. It has “roots” native to the Southeast but needs about 650 chill hours annually to turn out reliable crops.

This combination makes it heat and drought tolerant while being the most cold-hardy of the Rabbiteye blueberries. It’s disease resistant and has few serious pests… aside from the neighborhood birds capitalizing on a “free meal.”

Big Return with Minimal Investment
Known as a heavy producer, it doesn’t take long before the Tifblue is laden with fruit. It starts producing within a year or two of planting, and by year 7 or 8, harvest season can deliver up to 15 pounds of berries!

The Tifblue is one of few self-fertile varieties; however, planting a cross pollinator nearby maximizes production and ensures bigger berries. The Brightwell and Climax varieties have proven compatible Tifblue Rabbiteye blueberry pollinators.

To get all the needed nutrients, the Tifblue prefers a bright, sunny location where the soil is highly acidic. Minimal pruning is required. A light trim before spring allows clusters to set and berries to reach their full potential.

Healthy and Nutritious “Blue” Ribbon Winner
The Tifblue is a backyard garden super-food, enjoyed as a summer staple while affording plenty of extra produce for winter reserves. Its blue pigment is loaded with antioxidants, boosting the immune system and preventing infection. It’s packed with fiber, vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals that far outweigh its small stature in health benefits.

This blueberry adds a sweet taste and colorful texture to breakfast cereals, breads, smoothies and salads. To enjoy post summer, simply transfer straight from bucket to freezer containers. Thaw and wash as needed.

Festively Fruitful Shrub
The Tifblue is more than just a practical food source -- this shrub is an ornamental addition to your garden with three full seasons of interest. In spring, bell-shaped blossoms cover the shrub in a profusion of white and pale pink. As berries develop, they turn from green to pink to bright, blueberry blue. In one last radiant burst, the Tifblue’s glossy, green leaves take on a rich burgundy color at season’s end.

Unlike many fruit producers, this plant requires little space to thrive. It has a tall, upright habitat that works into your landscape as a border hedge, mass planting or fruitful focal point. If your yard space is limited, it can even adapt to container life with some additional maintenance.

A vigorous grower with high yields, it only takes a few of the Tifblue to stock your freezer full! Ready to start enjoying your own bounty of blueberries? Get your order in today for this favorite Rabbiteye variety. 





Tifblue Blueberry Pollination


Tifblue 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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Excellent plants.
Received two of these plants along with four other types of blueberry plants. They arrived as promised and we planted the next day. They are doing well and unexpectedly have a few blueberries on the small bushes. Very happy with our order.
May 15, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
First year, we have berries!
We purchased/planted in the fall. Once a week I would fertilize with some organic concentrated fertilizer from Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002OUCNKO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

By the spring time these plants look great and already have berries! Very impressed! Will purchase more this year again.
May 14, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Blueberries
My Tifblue bushes were very healthy looking and pruned well when I received them. I planted them in good mended soil and gave them plenty of water and they are now thriving. Also the service from Fast Growing -Trees was excellent.
May 13, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago

Planting & Care



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



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Tifblue 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 Tifblue 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 Tifblue Blueberry again after the transplant is complete.


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Why did you choose this?
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I chose this type because I read it would do good in our area.
Ruben M on May 7, 2018
I chose this type because I read it would do good in our area.
Ruben M on May 7, 2018
Love Blueberry and reminds me of growing up . We had a bush in the back yard.
Monette B on Nov 29, 2017
Love Blueberry and reminds me of growing up . We had a bush in the back yard.
Monette B on Nov 29, 2017
Do the leaves fall off during winter in Zone 8?
Cindy M on May 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We are in Zone 8. We purchased ours in the fall, and most of the leaves were gone by winter but now we have berries! Very impressed! However, if you're asking about annual leaf loss, I'm not sure yet...

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