Vernon: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

Blueberries November 14, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF


Vernon blueberries
Vernon is an early season Rabbiteye


An early-season variety for Mississippi.

  • Chilling requirement: 500 hours to 550 hours.
  • Bloom time: Blooms seven to 10 days after Climax -- late February to early March in the southern growing region.
  • Ripening period: Ripens with Climax and Premier -- late May, early June -- in Southern Mississippi.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are productive, vigorous, and moderately spreading.
  • Berry qualities: Berries are large and have very good color, firmness, flavor, and a dry picking scar.
  • Variety replacement possibility: Vernon is considered to be a potential replacement for Climax or Premier.
  • Breeding history: Released jointly by the University of Georgia and the United States Department of Agriculture-ARS in 2004; patented.

See also: Rabbiteye Blueberry Varieties


Braswell, John. Establishment and Maintenance of Blueberries. 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2010.[[category:blueberry varieties

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.