What Are The Best Blueberry Plants For Zone 9?

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I know they are grown in Corning, CA where it is very hot in Summer - harvest ing June.

How much heat can they take ?

Is there another more heat tolerant Blueberry ?


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Answer #2 · Brooks Wilson's Answer · Hi Celeste,

Corning, California is in Zone 9A.

The Rabbiteye family of Blueberry plants is best for Zone 9A. Here's a list of them:

-Premier Blueberry

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/567/Fruit-Bushes/Premier-Blueberry-Bush.html

- Tifblue Blueberry

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/898/Fruit-Bushes/Tifblue-Blueberry.html

-Woodard Blueberry

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/900/Fruit-Bushes/Woodard-Blueberry.html

-Becki Blue Blueberry

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/892/Fruit-Bushes/Becki-Blue-Blueberry.html

-Climax Blueberry

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/568/Fruit-Bushes/Climax-Blueberry.html

-Powder Blue Blueberry

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/1337/Fruit-Bushes/Powder-Blue-Blueberry.html

Note: You will need to plant more than one variety for cross pollination. The more varieties you plant the better.

Hope this helps you.

Brooks Wilson))



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Answer #1 · Samantha Steele's Answer · Hi Celeste,

Duke Blueberry is a Northern Highbush variety that is hardy in USDA Zones 4-8. Corning California is in Zone 9 so Duke is probably not the best choice for your area? It's the Rabbiteye blueberry varieties that are best for warmer climates. I'm in Zone 8a of Georgia and all we grow here are the Rabbiteyes. Blueberries require cross pollination so make sure you always plant at least two different varieties!

Hope this was helpful! Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!

Sam)



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