Takes The Cake™ Blueberry
Vaccinium ashei 'Vernon'
Also known as the Vernon blueberry, Takes The Cake™ blueberry is another member of the Southern Living Plants Down Home Harvest collection. Like others in this series, Takes The Cake™ is late blooming and early ripening, making it great for avoiding frosts and still delivering large, sweet berries early in the summer.
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: 3' to 4' (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: Summer
Pollination: Partially Self Fertile
Read our Blueberry Growing Guide