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Unique Unusual Rabbitseye Blueberry Pink Lemonade


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Available Sizes:

4 Inch Pot - Starter size plant, growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot.  Plant will be a minimum of about 8 inches tall, and is unlikely to have bloom or fruit at the time of shipping.

Botanical Name


Common Name

Blueberry Pink Lemonade

Plant Family: Ericaceae
Mature Size:  3 ft to 10 ft x 3 ft to 10 ft
Bloom Color:  White to pink
Fruit Size:  Medium to large
Fruit Time:  Late Season July August
Zone:  7,8,9
Fruit Color: Pink
Fragrance Light
Water Needs: Drip irrigation recommended
Light Needs: Best in Full Sun
Key Features: Vigorous, easy care, moderate chill time, self pollinating
Chill Hours/Temp  300 to 500 hours @ 45°F

About Pink Lemonade Blueberry:

Pink Lemonade Blueberry is a beautiful and unique blueberry cultivar that is a cross between northern highbush blueberries and other rabbiteye cultivars.  It was developed at the Henry A Wallace Agricultural Research Facility in Arkasas in 2005 and introduced for the Home Garden Market in 2007 when it won the award for the Best New shrub at the prestigious Far West Horticultural Show.

The goal of the developers was to increase cold hardiness and commercial growing range of a favorite Southern growing berry.  The pink berries were a wonderful serendipitous surprise.

The story of the Pink Lemonade Blueberry gets better, because the unusual pretty vivid hot pink berries are only one of this berries' great attributes.  It is also a very lovely plant with fine dark green foliage that changes to red orange in the fall with pretty red stems throughout the winter when it's dormant, that are then all decked out in lightly fragrant white and pink flowers in the early spring. 

The late season berries are green when they first appear and change to vivid hot pink as they ripen in July and August.

Pink Lemonade Blueberries will grow and produce across a wide climate range.  Generally it is well recommended for Zones 4-8, with research still ongoing for Zone 9. 

Most Home Gardeners are reporting good success with it in Zone 9.  Minimum chill requirements appear to be low to medium at 300 to 500 hours @ 45° F.  It is self pollinating, however, yields appear to be better when other rabbit eye cultivar is also planted nearby.

For the best results with Pink Lemonade Blueberry:

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil

  • Plant other rabbit eye  cultivars nearby for cross pollination (such as Tifblue

  • Allow a full growing season or possibly 2 for best fruiting

  • Supply supplemental irrigation (slow drip is recommended)

  • Feed good quality fertilize monthly from Jan to March.

  • Prune after harvest

  • Spray for leaf spot during hot, humid conditions if needed

  • Mulch roots heavily prior to first frost is cold climates

  • Model: BLU-BER-PL-4
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 17 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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