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Frostberry Delight®

Rabbiteye Blueberry

Plentiful Luscious Berries in Summer

Extended ripening gives you berries longer. Large, sweet fruit, that is easy care and disease resistant. Beautiful blue gray foliage in summer, red fall foliage. Red twigs throughout. Compact rounded shrub. Grows 4-6’h x 3-5’w. Low maintenance, moderate growth rate. Beautiful fall foliage and interesting reddish twigs through winter.

 

 

Rabbiteye Blueberry
Vaccinium ashei ‘T-460’ PP#28,624

Frostberry Delight

Summer ripening berries

Delicious

Masses of delicious fruit

Large berries

Light blue color, extended ripening time

Great to use for containers

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Frostberry Delight®

Plant Profile

Plant Type
Deciduous Shrub
Light
Full Sun
Average Height
2-4'
Average Width
3-4'
Average Spacing
3-4'
Hardiness Zones
Zone 6-9 (-10°F to 30°F) (-23°C to -1°C)
Soil Moisture
Well-drained, semi-moist
Frostberry Delight®

Features & Uses

Features:

  • Disease resistant
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Fall color

Uses:

  • Accent
  • Border
  • Container
  • Perennial Garden
  • Specimen
Frostberry Delight®

General Maintenance

Pruning:

  • Prune to maintain size and shape after harvest.

 

Tips:

  • Self pollinating, but more fruitful if other varieties are planted. Plant three or more for a bountiful harvest.
Frostberry Delight®

Companion Plants

There are several plants that would make great companions in the garden or landscape.
The key to companion planting is selecting plants with similar cultural requirements. Below are a few suggestions:

 

Can be used in edible landscapes, but can also be combined with other acid loving shrubs such as azaleas, gardenias, and hollies.

Development Story

The Gardener's Confidence® Collection blueberries were developed by Dr. Scott NeSmith, a UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Horticulturist and head of the UGA Blueberry program. With his research focused on ripening times, ornamental value, compact size, higher yield and medium-large berry size, he has a keen eye for choosing selections that stand out among the rest. 

Development Story

Development Story

Our blueberries were chosen for their ornamental appeal, high yield of tasty berries, self-pollinating nature and suitability for warmer climates. With no need to plant multiple bushes, homeowners can reduce the amount of space needed in the garden to produce luscious fruit. Also, unlike many commercial selections, the fruit ripens over a longer period of time enabling more fresh picks for tasty recipes.

Development Story

Development Story

Some History

The blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) is one of the few fruits native to North America. For centuries, Native Americans gathered the sweet berries to consume both fresh and preserved. Along with the leaves and roots, blueberries were often used for medicinal purposes to treat coughs and other ailments. When colonies began to form in the seventeenth century and farms were established, they soon discovered the importance of blueberries as a native crop to harvest.

Development Story

Development Story

Over the years, its popularity flourished and it became a relied upon food source. Research has shown that blueberries provide a host of nutritional benefits. With their high levels of antioxidants, they help to optimize health by combatting free radicals at the cellular level. Recent studies are proving that antioxidants can even help to postpone the onset of cognitive problems frequently associated with aging.

Development Story

Development Story

Today, the blueberry is grown commercially throughout the world with USA and Canada topping the list as maintaining the largest production and consumption. As interest around the world increases, breeders continue to lead key research studies to keep improving upon the naturally beneficial fruit!

Development Story
Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Blueberries are a four season landscape beauty. They feature delicate white or pink bell-shaped flowers in spring, lovely blue berries in late spring and summer, brilliant fall foliage, and exfoliating, reddish-brown bark in winter. It can be used in edible landscapes, but can also be combined with other acid-loving shrubs such as azaleas, gardenias, and hollies. 

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Blueberries require loose acid soil rich in organic matter. Blueberries flower and fruit most heavily in full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. Becauseour selections are self-fertile (only require one plant to fruit), they also work well in containers on the patio or deck. Since blueberries have few insect or disease problems they can be grown pesticide free. Mulch blueberries with pine straw, compost or other organic matter to help hold moisture and cut down on weeds.

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Planting Guide

  • Dig a planting hole twice as large as the root ball
  • Remove plant from container and place in planting hole
  • Level top of root ball with the ground
  • Backfill
  • Water
  • Mulch
  • Keep moist until established
Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Pruning

Blueberries are very low maintenance plants. Gardener's Confidence® blueberries are naturally compact growers, and should not require pruning. If pruning is needed, it should be done after fruiting. Remove old stems and weak branches to encourage heavy fruiting.

  • In The Garden

    In The Garden

    A medium height blueberry with full branching. Create a nice container near the door, or a whole hedge of blueberries for lots of nutritious berries. 

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