Premier Rabbiteye Organic Blueberry Plant
Released jointly by North Carolina State University and the USDA-ARS in 1978. Premier is an old fashioned rabbiteye with high yields of early ripening blueberries. Berries are sweet with little to no tartness when fully ripened on the bush (picked earlier, they will have a mixture of sweet and tart). Premier is the first of the rabbiteye cultivars to begin ripening, with harvest times between mid May to early June in central TX and southern MS, AL, FL and GA. This cultivar has a mature size of 6′ to 10′ tall and 3′- 5′ wide, with yields ranging between 8-15# of large sized berries.
USDA hardiness zones 6b-9a
Best pollinator: Robeson, Pink Lemonade; and is also partially self-fruiting.