blueberry nhb vs shb vs rabbiteye
Hi guys, I've never seen a breakdown of the general fruit differences of these which may be relevant for some of us in the border climatically... zone 7a DC area can grow all 3 types just fine. I admit I am biased towards sweet-tart blueberries, instead of straight through sweet like O'Neal which annoyed me a bit.
My take based on limited experience and some reading:
Honestly--northern high bush is the best I've had. Am I naive to say that's where blueberries come from in the first place so those may have the best quality and not be sacrificing anything for climatic adaptability?
Regular ol' bluecrop is great--hasgreat sweet-tart balance.
Rabbiteye--slightly thicker skin, slightly seedier. Great soil adaptability for fruit quality sacrifice.
Southern highbush--seems to be more towards sweet flavor instead of sweet-tart balance.
Again, I actually have very little tasting experience so far. Please correct me--What do you guys think?