|'Woodard' are the shortest and most spreading of the rabbiteye varieties. This is an early season plant and doesn't grow as tall as 'Tifblue' so they may be hand picked more quickly. The berries are light blue and are large and very tart until fully ripe. Its a bad choice for fresh market sales because it is too soft.
Vaccinium ashei is a Southeastern U.S. species, well adapted to hot, humid summers with mild winters. They tolerate conditions that other blueberries will not. They generally grow 6 to 8 feet tall, and the blueberries ripen in late spring or early summer. Suitable for hedging or shrub borders, with attractive tiny pink or white flowers, and often nice fall colors. Prefer, rich, moist acidic soils.
Plant several varieties for good pollination. Prune out old branches and weak shoots for good fruit production. Several cultivars are available.