Biloxi Southern Highbush Blueberry
Finally a blueberry for areas that don’t receive any chill hours! Biloxi Southern Highbush Blueberry is a low to no chill blueberry making it a great pick for the deep South as well as California growers. Plants are quite vigorous and bear excellent light blue, medium sized berries that are very firm and great for fresh eating. In areas that receive no frost Biloxi will remain evergreen year round!
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Latin Name: Vaccinium ‘Biloxi’
Site and Soil: Blueberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Blueberries are partially self-fertile. Plant another Southern Highbush variety for cross pollination.
Hardiness: Hardy to -10° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 5′ high and wide
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: June–July
Yield: 15-20 lbs.
Care: Fertilize in early spring with a granular or liquid acid fertilizer. In late winter prune out any dead branches. After harvest, prune non fruit-bearing branches, leaving new branches to fruit the following season.
Pests & Diseases: Blueberries are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 6-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-43