This collection offers 90 days of harvest from three southern highbush blueberries with low chill requirement: Misty (300 chill hours), Jubilee (500 chill hours) and Sunshine Blue (150 chill hours). These southern highbush blueberries have been bred for heat tolerance and low winter chilling and are well adapted to California, the Sunbelt, the Southeast and as far north as Seattle. These varieties are mostly self-pollinating, but plant all three together for larger berries. "Chill requirement" refers to the accumulated hours of temperatures a plant experiences between freezing and 45 F that is required to break dormancy.
Plant blueberry plants in a sunny to partially shaded area, in a well-drained, very acidic soil, with a pH of 4.2-5.2. Plant at least two different varieties for cross pollination. Set blueberry plants 4-8 feet apart (3 feet apart for hedges).
As fruit ripens, cover blueberry plants with netting to deter birds. Pick fruit promptly to discourage insects.