[NAFEX] re: rabbiteye coloration

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Sun Jun 1 10:50:10 EDT 2003

Rabbiteye blueberries will grow nicely here in Oregon.  They do keep their
leaves in the winter and the leaves turn reddish in the colder weather.  In
fact, I'm testing some that were bred for that as ornamentals.  Many of the
leaves stay reddish in the spring, but the new growth is green until fall.
All other things being equal, I'd say it isn't necessarily something to
worry about in your area.
-Lon Rombough

From: lee sharp <sharplr at yahoo.com>
Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2003 05:25:18 -0700 (PDT)
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] re: rabbiteye coloration

My guess would be that your location is too far north
for growing Rabiteye blueberries. In that regard my
reference source states the following concerning where
they can be successfully grown: "Except for higher
mountain elevation, rabbiteye cultivars are adapted
from Virginia/North Carolina border through the
Piedmont southward to north central Florida and
westward to central Arkansas."

Lower Zone 8
--- buretachi at juno.com wrote:
> it is the foliage that i'm concerned about:  is the
> reddish tint of the
> leaves normal?  The northern highbush plants
> surrounding it have lush
> dark green leaves.
> Scott

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