Blueberry Varieties - Can Someone Clarify My Confusion???
Hoping someone with knowledge far more and superior than mine can help clarify a bit of the mass confusion that's in my mind with the varieties of blueberries I've bought, or should be buying.
I decided I would try to find if a green thumb existed under the deep dark black one I had seemed to live with for 50yrs. I started out with two plants, and not knowing anything about blueberries (or gardening either) bought a few hear and there, when I would see them at a good price, and not knowing the difference between any of them. I've amassed 17 blueberry plants since moving to this house and recently (with the purchase of the last 5 plants) decided I should "see" what varities I have.
Some of my plants don't seem to be fruiting, and even though I was told they were self-pollinating, I now find out that they will do better if other varieties are nearby.
So, I decided to look up the varieties I know I've bought in the past (not that I know which ones are which on some) and tag them, but looking them up on the internet, I get conflicting information. Some on one site will list a variety as a Rabbit Eye, while another will list the same named variety as a Souther Bush Rabbit Eye. Some will put a variety I have as a mid season, others will say late.
So, I guess my question would be something along the lines as knowing if the same variety has different characteristics depending on what zone you are in???
I'm trying to figure out what varieties I could use to help have better production.
This is what I'm aware of what I have, should the information be helpful in helping answer my question. This is how I have them currently identified:
Premier (only plant I have 2 of) RE-Early
ONeal - SH-Early
Blue Suede - SHRE-Early
I also have a wild blueberry bush, possibly 2 as I have one more plant I can't identify, or remember which one it is, or where I put it that I pulled out of a neighbors yard. Would this be considered a low bush? Would this pollinate any other varieties of blueberrys?
Last, I'm in Zone 7b in the Greenville, SC area if that has any bearing.
TIA for any and all help and clarification, I appreciate it and am eager to learn. I am HAPPY to say, I can actually plant something and it can thrive, so there IS a green thumb that had been hiding under all that black for so long. But I'm new, and still learning...slowly, but surely.