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Florida blueberries – side by side

Southern Highbush blueberryRabbiteye blueberry
grow 4-6 feet tallgrow 8-10 feet tall
flower in februaryflower in March
need frost protectionmay NOT need frost protection
need 3 to 5% organic matter in soilrequire less organic matter in soil
susceptible to some soil diseasessusceptible to less soil diseases
generally larger berriesmedium to large berries
resistant to foliar diseasesresistant to foliar diseases

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