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Southern Rabbit Eye Blueberry Mix

South GA Seed Company

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This Southern Rabbit Eye Blueberry seed mix features three well know varieties such as Powderblue, Tifblue and Brightwell. These varieties are celebrated for their resilience and ability to thrive in warmer climates, making them perfect for gardens and farms in southern regions.

*This mix consists of a total of 100 seeds from the 3 varieties.

By planting this diverse mix, you ensure a staggered harvest season and a continuous supply of delicious, nutritious blueberries since these varieties need cross pollination. Each variety brings its unique flavor and texture, offering a delightful experience whether enjoyed fresh, in pies, jams, or smoothies. Additionally, these blueberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, contributing to a healthy diet.

Cultivating these rabbit eye blueberries is relatively straightforward. They thrive in well-drained, acidic soil and require full sun. Regular watering and mulching will help maintain soil moisture and reduce weeds. Overall, this seed mix is an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners looking to enjoy the bounties of homegrown blueberries. Happy planting!

How to start blueberries from seed. Follow these steps to successfully grow blueberries from seeds:

***Please note cold stratification is a required process for germination and must not not be skipped.

  1. Stratification: Blueberry seeds require a period of cold stratification to break dormancy. Place the clean seeds in a damp paper towel, fold it, and put it in a resealable plastic bag. Store the bag in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 months. This mimics the natural winter conditions the seeds need to germinate.
  2. Prepare the Soil: After the stratification period, prepare a seed-starting mix. Blueberries thrive in acidic soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.5. You can purchase an acidic potting mix or create your own by combining peat moss, sand, and a bit of perlite.
  3. Sow the Seeds: Fill small pots or seed trays with the prepared soil mix. Sprinkle the seeds evenly on the surface and cover them with a thin layer of soil, about 1/8 inch deep. Mist the soil lightly with water to keep it moist. You can also cover with a moist newspaper until germination occurs to keep them from drying out. Remove newspaper as soon germination does occur.
  4. Provide the Right Conditions: Place the pots or trays in a warm, bright location with indirect sunlight. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. The ideal temperature for germination is between 60-70°F (15-21°C).
  5. Germination: Blueberry seeds can take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months to germinate. Be patient and continue to provide the right conditions. Once the seedlings emerge and develop a few sets of true leaves, they can be transplanted into larger pots.
  6. Transplanting: When the seedlings are large enough to handle and the danger of frost has passed, transplant them into your garden or a larger container. Ensure they are planted in well-draining, acidic soil in a location that receives full sun.
  7. Care and Maintenance: Water the young plants regularly, keeping the soil moist but not soggy. Mulch around the plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Feed the plants with an acidic fertilizer formulated for blueberries or other acid-loving plants. Or you can add peat moss and pine bark shavings for an acidic organic mulch.

With time and proper care, your blueberry plants will grow and eventually produce delicious, nutritious berries. Happy gardening!