One of the finest flavored and most widely adapted Blueberries ever released, the Southmoon Blueberry (Vaccinium x 'Southmoon') is a complex hybrid! Introduced by the University of Florida in 1995, it combines the finest traits of several Highbush varieties and then was backcrossed to wild low-chill native Florida varieties. So it's got an extensive family tree!
The pinkish-white bell-shaped blossoms are a pollinator's favorite and you'll soon enjoy the plump dark-blue berries forming early in the growing season. These are high in vitamins and antioxidant-rich fruits that taste good fresh, in preserves, made into sauces and frozen!
A mid-season bearing Southern Highbush, this variety isn't as fussy as other Blueberries. Southmoon works particularly well in warmer climates due to its low chill requirement and will even tolerate light frost. It ripens in the early season. You should expect fruit in 2 or 3 years.
The upright growth of the plant lends itself to easy harvesting either by hand in the You-Pick orchard or the home garden. But also lends itself to being fantastic privacy hedges and groupings! Plant rows along your home's foundation or shield your front yard from the street. More the merrier works because we recommend planting varieties with different ripening times along with Southmoon to extend your harvest period.
Southmoon is a beautiful ornamental plant in the landscape or in patio planters, especially in areas where Blueberries don't do well in the ground. Blueberries are always a lot of fun to have in the edible landscape. They're not only beautiful and fruitful but also provide a harvest that has incredible health benefits for the entire family.
Low-maintenance Southmoon tolerates a higher pH soil up to 6.0 and still thrives and be productive. It does very well in sandy soil if amended with organic material. Fertilize with an organic acid fertilizer quarterly to maintain a healthy, productive plant.
The Southmoon Blueberry is a terrific choice for warm climate gardens and homesteaders! Order yours today and start growing healthy homegrown goodness today, with NatureHills.com!
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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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|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||.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|
|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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The Southmoon Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum x Vaccinium darrowi x Vaccinium ashei x Vaccinium angustifolium) is a complex hybrid introduced by the University of Florida in 1995.
Combining the finest traits of known popular Highbush varieties and backcrossing to wild low-chill Florida native varieties has resulted in one of the finest flavored and widely adapted Blueberries ever released.
From a seedling selected in 1981, the Southmoon Blueberry exhibited all the adaption qualities that the renowned researchers at the University of Florida were looking for.
This included vigorous upright growth, large berry with great firmness and flavor. But most important, a chill requirement below 400 hours. The Southmoon achieved all of these qualities.
|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Vaccinium x 'Southmoon'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Early Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|