|'Tifblue' is a mid-to-late season plant that have a vigorous and upright growth. This cultivar has been the best commercial variety from the standpoint of appearance, productivity, and shipping qualities but the fruit ripens most years too late to receive high fresh market prices. Berries of this variety, like the cultivar, 'Woodard' are very tart until fully ripe.
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.