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By Doug Phillips
Blueberry Extension Coordinator
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Southern Highbush Blueberry Cultivars from the University of Florida

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

J. G. Williamson, D. A. Phillips, P. M. Lyrene, and P. R. Munoz


Blueberries are native to eastern North America and are one of the few crop plants that originated here. The woods and swamps of Florida are populated with at least eight wild blueberry species, including the highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), the rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum), and the evergreen blueberry (Vaccinium darrowii). No area of the state lacks wild blueberries, except where soil pH is above 6.0

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