Rabbiteye blueberries are native to South-Eastern America and supposedly get their name from the fact that the berries turn pink before they turn blue .. like a rabbits' eye. They are low-chill blueberries and surprisingly fresh when eaten fresh from the bush. Allow to ripen on the bush for the best flavour. A low chill variety suited to warmer areas which prefers a soil pH between 4-5.
Blueberries prefer an acidic soil with a pH of 4.5-5.5 (or 4-5 for Rabbiteye types). Improve soils prior to planting with decomposed manure and compost. This is especially important in clay soils as blueberries prefer a free-draining soil high in organic matter. Check your pH and if you need to lower it further, apply elemental sulphur. Plant in a sunny position protected from wind. Mulch with pine needles. Apply a complete fertiliser in spring. While tolerant of part shade, full sun is required for optimal fruiting.