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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?

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  • Heat and Drought Tolerant
  • Easy Harvest
  • Early Ripening
  • Can Be Grown in Large Containers

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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.
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Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Climax Blueberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Botanical Name Vaccinium ashei 'Climax'
Mature Height 6 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Early Season