Tifblue Blueberry – USDA Organic (Vaccinium virgatum ‘Tifblue’)

Tifblue Blueberry - USDA Organic


What is Tifblue Blueberry – USDA Organic

A robust member of the rabbiteye family, the Tifblue Blueberry Bush produces large numbers of premium blueberries, year after year: firm, flavorful and always-sweet. Even better? This lush variety is organic and easy to grow. No harsh chemicals and no green thumb necessary.

The low-maintenance Tifblue blooms in March – its medium-sized berries ripen deliciously and are ready to pick in late June through July. It’s highly adaptable, with roots native to the Southeast, and needs approximately 650 chill hours annually to bloom reliably. So not only is the Tifblue Blueberry Bush heat and drought tolerant, but it’s also the hardiest of the rabbiteye blueberry species. Plus, it’s disease resistant and has only a few serious pest issues.

The Tifblue Blueberry Bush is a serious producer, so it won’t take long to reap the rewards of this delectable plant. The Tifblue fruits within one to two years of planting. And by its seventh or eighth year, it can deliver up to 15 pounds of berries during harvest season! Though it’s one of the few self-fertile varieties of blueberry bush available, the Tifblue’s bounty is maximized by planting a cross-pollinator nearby.

An abundance of healthful, nutritious fruit makes the Tifblue a first-class pick. It’s like having your own backyard supermarket, filled with the superfood, summertime-ready berries you love. Plenty of produce means extra berries for winter reserves. Plus, these blue beauties are chock full of antioxidants that boost the immune system, including a ton of fiber and vitamin C. These health-conscious blueberries lend a super sweet, tasty texture to breads, cereals, smoothies and more.

Best of all, the Tifblue Blueberry Bush doubles as a fruitful favorite and ornamental must-have. One bush provides three seasons of visual interest: bell-shaped blossoms of white and pale pink in the spring, developing, bright blue berries in the summer with green, glossy foliage, and a rich burgundy hue at the season’s end.

And it’s easy to keep happy and healthy. The Tifblue needs little space to thrive, with a tall, upright silhouette that moonlights as a border hedge or fresh focal point in your garden. With additional maintenance, it can even thrive in containers. Because it’s organically-grown and meticulously nurtured from the start, your new Tifblue Blueberry Bush won’t require harsh sprays, chemicals or a green thumb.

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How to Grow and Care for Tifblue Blueberry – USDA Organic

Tifblue Blueberry – USDA Organic (Vaccinium virgatum ‘Tifblue’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 7-9 outdoors
Harvest time June - July

Tifblue Blueberry – USDA Organic (Vaccinium virgatum ‘Tifblue’) Details

Common name Tifblue Blueberry - USDA Organic
Botanical name Vaccinium virgatum 'Tifblue'
Plant type Fruit Trees, Bushes
Hardiness zone 7-9 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time June - July
Height 6-8 ft.
Width 6-10 ft.