Blueberries are delicious and easy to grow. The two varieties, highbush and rabbiteye, were originally cultivated from native American plants. In general, highbush blueberries are self-fertile, but larger and earlier-ripening berries result if several cultivars are interplanted for cross-pollination. Rabbiteye blueberries are not self-fertile and should be planted with more than one variety for cross-pollination. Cultivars with similar ripening dates should be planted together so your harvest progresses in an orderly fashion. Blueberries also are becoming more popular as an edible landscaping plant.
Select a blueberry variety to see if it’s right for your planting needs.