Easiest for Harvest
Rabbiteye, Early Season
Climax Blueberry (Vaccinium ashei 'Climax') is a Rabbiteye type Blueberry shrub that was introduced in 1974 by the experts at the University of Georgia. From its introduction, Climax quickly became the standard early ripening Rabbiteye planted throughout the South and Southeast.
Climax produces a medium-size, sweet berry with excellent firmness and a classic flavor. It only requires about 400 chill hours, and a single plant can produce a substantial crop.
It's also a lovely shrub that produces white and pink blooms in spring, followed by an abundant fruit set. It's often said to be one of the easiest varieties for harvesting!
The tight clusters of dark blue berries are a sight to behold against the bright green foliage. In spring, the ornamental value is tremendous with early flowering and early fruiting. Then comes autumn when the Climax Blueberry is ablaze in brilliant shades of scarlet red.
Climax Blueberry is a moderate grower with an upright form and a somewhat spreading habit. It is suggested that you plant two or more Rabbiteye varieties for cross-pollination and optimal yields. See below for our recommendations.
Commercial growers love Climax Blueberry because the fruit ripens over a short amount of time, making a complete harvest easier.
As with all Rabbiteye selections, they are ideal in containers and very adaptable to a wide range of soil types and higher soil pH to 6.0. Climax Blueberries are native to the Southern and Southeastern states and are thus drought and heat tolerant. They are adapted to fluctuating spring weather.
Blueberries are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, Vitamins A & C. Best of all, they're not only healthy, but also delicious. What better way to combine health and taste to your family's table this year than by planting these remarkable Blueberry bushes?
- Heat and Drought Tolerant
- Easy Harvest
- Early Ripening
- Can Be Grown in Large Containers
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Vaccinium ashei 'Climax'|
|Mature Height||6 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Early Season|