Vaccinium x 'O'Neal'
Introducing the O'Neal Blueberry Plant, a marvel of nature that brings the sweet taste of blueberries right to your backyard! This exceptional plant is renowned for its abundant harvests and delectable, plump berries that will delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
The O'Neal Blueberry Plant boasts a vigorous growth habit, reaching a mature height of 4-6 feet. Its dense foliage provides an attractive backdrop in your garden, with glossy, dark green leaves that turn a stunning shade of burgundy in the fall. This plant is not only a source of delicious berries but also adds beauty and charm to any landscape.
One of the standout features of the O'Neal Blueberry Plant is its remarkable productivity. It is a self-pollinating variety, ensuring that even if you have limited space or no other blueberry plants nearby, you'll still enjoy a bountiful harvest. Imagine stepping outside and plucking handfuls of juicy, flavorful blueberries straight from your own backyard.
The berries themselves are a treat for both the eyes and the palate. The O'Neal Blueberry Plant produces medium to large-sized berries with a rich, deep blue color and a mildly sweet flavor. They are perfect for snacking, adding to cereals or salads, baking into pies and muffins, or creating delightful jams and preserves. Their versatility knows no bounds!
When it comes to care, the O'Neal Blueberry Plant is relatively low-maintenance. It thrives in acidic soil with good drainage and requires full sun exposure for optimal growth. With a little attention to watering and periodic pruning, you'll enjoy years of abundant harvests.
Rabbiteye blueberries differ from Northern Highbush blueberries primarily in that they thrive better in hot climates and are not as cold hardy. Additionally they require other Rabbiteye varieties for cross pollination. Ripens early in hot climates, late in cool summer regions. Requires heavily acidic soil and regular water. Considered low chill at 450+ hours.
USDA Zone: 7-9
Mature Height: 5' - 6' (Large)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: Early in hot climates, Late in others
Pollination: REQUIRES additional variety for pollination
Read our Blueberry Growing Guide