|'Bluebelle' has fruits that ripen in mid-season and extends over a relatively long period. The plants are vigorous with upright growth that has berries that are large, round, light blue and have excellent flavor. These berries are not recommended for shipping as they tend to tear when harvested.
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.