Blue Suede: A Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety

Blueberries November 16, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

Blue Suede holds on to its foilage throughout the year. It is brightly colored in the fall and green in the winter.


For years, University of Georgia plant breeder D. Scott Nesmith has created new blueberry varieties for the commercial market. Now, he has bred one just for home gardeners.

Blue Suede is a Southern highbush blueberry for edible home landscapes, said Nesmith, a horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

It produces flavorful, large, light-blue berries, and performs well in USDA Hardiness zones 6a through 9a.

“It bears attractive, very edible fruit and should look nice as a landscaping plant, too,” he said. “It has nice fall foliage color.”

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