Bless Your Heart™ Blueberry
Vaccinium ashei 'Alapaha'
Also knowns a Alapaha (named for the river in Georgia), this rabbiteye selection from Southern Living Plants, the Bless Your Heart™ blueberry, is a medium sized bush with a vigorous upright growth habit. Bless Your Heart™ is disease resistant and sports a heavy crop of large, sweet blueberries. Late blooms dodge most frosts, but the fruit ripens quickly with enough heat.
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.
USDA Zone: 7-9
Grow Height: 4' to 6' (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: Summer
Pollination: Partially Self Fertile
Read our Blueberry Growing Guide