O'Neal Blueberry

$25.98
Item #1938.
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O'Neal Blueberries are a southern highbush variety and are one of the earliest to ripen. Summer foliage is an attractive gray-green accented with red stems and branches.


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USDA ZONES: 5-9 Outdoors
 
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Is This Plant Self Pollinating?

O'Neal Blueberry is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Vaccinium corymbosum

O'Neal is the real deal! It's usually the first blueberry variety to ripen, giving you large berries as soon as early May. They're just the right balance of sweet and juicy. Imagine being able to step out your door and pop a handful of these babies into your mouth. And they're delicious all through the harvest season.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Blue
Ripens:
May - June
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun/Partial Shade
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 4.5
Tree Size:

4' - 6' height with 4' - 5' spread

Years to Bear:
1
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
N/A
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 600
Size & Spacing

4' - 6' height with 4' - 5' spread

Plant in rows 8' apart

Planting & Care

Blueberries need well-drained, rich, acid soil. Plant with an acid-type compost such as one formulated for Azaleas/ Camellias/Rhododendrons mixed with your native soil. Amend with an acid fertilizer, sulfur or aluminum sulfate according to label instructions. Never use animal manures with acid plants. Blueberries need full sun, but afternoon shade in very hot (over 100°) climates. Keep the soil moist but not water-logged during the growing season. Mulch around plants to protect shallow roots from drying out. Low chill, Southern Highbush varieties are particularly suited for heat tolerance and soil adaptability. Plant at least two varieties that bloom at the same time for cross pollination and better yield.

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