Blueberry plants

Let’s look at our blueberry range !

High Chill
Mid Chill
Low Chill
Rabbiteye
blueberry-high-chill

The High Chill Blueberry is also called Northern Highbush. It is traditionally a strait Vaccinium corymbosum native to the northern states of the United States and Canada. This species was first selected in the early 20th century by breeding pioneers Elisabeth White and Frederic Coville.

Today, most recent varieties contain some interspecific genes responsible for added firmness and shelf life.

The chilling requirement* of Northern Highbush is over 1000 hours. These varieties generally perform well in oceanic, temperate and continental climates.

* It is expressed in Hours and determinates the amount of cold temperatures necessary for fulfilling the dormancy requirement of one variety. The “vegetative zero” is commonly accepted to be somewhere between 7 and 8°C. The number and consistency of hours below this temperature will determinate the chilling available in one region.) 

blueberry-mid-chill

The Mid-Chill Highbush Blueberry is an interspecific hybrid with an intermediate chilling requirement*.
Its cold hardiness is usually less than the traditional northern highbush, but other desirable traits such as superior firmness or higher yield potential are usually present.

* It is expressed in Hours and determinates the amount of cold temperatures necessary for fulfilling the dormancy requirement of one variety. The “vegetative zero” is commonly accepted to be somewhere between 7 and 8°C. The number and consistency of hours below this temperature will determinate the chilling available in one region.) 

blueberry-low-chill

Also known as the Southern Highbush, the Low to Zero chill Highbush Blueberry is an interspecific hybrid developed by the University of Florida. The main idea behind it was to create a blueberry highbush for growing blueberries in lower latitudes, thus extending the window and availability of fresh blueberries. As some good surprises can happen, breeders have found over time that genes responsible for added firmness and shelf life, or Brix, have come along with the desired low chilling characteristics. Some varieties have no chilling requirement* at all and can be grown in tropical to subtropical regions. Other varieties have some chilling requirement and will do well in a Mediterranean climate. Southern Highbush Blueberry is generally pruned very severely after harvest so that the yield is carried entirely by 1-year-old canes.

* It is expressed in Hours and determinates the amount of cold temperatures necessary for fulfilling the dormancy requirement of one variety. The “vegetative zero” is commonly accepted to be somewhere between 7 and 8°C. The number and consistency of hours below this temperature will determinate the chilling available in one region.) 

blueberry-rabbiteye

This cousin (Vaccinium virgatum/ syn: Vaccinium Asheï) of the traditional northern highbush is native from the southern states of the U.S. and has naturally low chilling requirements with limited hardiness. Most Rabbiteye varieties are late ripening and have the economic benefit of off-season (September/October) production in regions where the fruit can ripen sufficiently late without being exposed to severe winter frosts.























plant sizes

Our products

We sell our plants according to root volume because this is the most relevant criterion for assessing the quality of plants. In contrast, a plant’s age is of little relevance. Plants of equal quality can vary greatly in age depending on the place of production, the method of propagation, and on many other reasons.

9 cm diam pot

For the Blueberry grower, it is the first Plant size dedicated to direct planting into soil. P9 offers a quick start leading to homogeneous plantings. For the longue distance export, shipping cost remain under control. P9 are particularly interesting in climatic zones where the growing season is extended.

1 liter pot

Our best-selling format. Particularly suitable for shipping by road. We can load up to 26,000 plants per lorry. Cost of transportation is limited. Can be harvested in the second year after planting. Plants are shipped during their dormancy period.

2 liter pot

This format of plant offers a greater root volume. This ensures successful planting and reduces the time to harvest. This is especially true in parts of northern Europe where the vegetative growth period is short.

4 liter pot

This format can produce quickly, or under tunnels where overheads are high. We generally stock a more limited quantity of this format, which is why we offer custom production.