Rabbiteye blueberries are ideal for cultivating in warm Southern regions. They are in the same family as wild huckleberries and sparkleberries, but Rabbiteye plants produce larger, more flavorful fruit.
Rabbiteye blueberries are usually light blue in color. There are many varieties, but here are the most popular:
- Tifblue, the most common variety, produces large berries that ripen late in the season.
- Garden Blue ripens in the middle of the growing season and grows very small fruit.
- Woodard ripens early and produces large berries.
The blueberry plant will mature in about 10 years, and each bush grows to 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Best of all, they will grow undisturbed as bugs and other pests don't seem to like them.