The Climax Blueberry is a prolific fruit-producing variety from the rabbit-eye family. This selection is naturally heat tolerant which makes it well suited for growing in the southeastern United States(USDA Zones: 6-9), but will not fair well in colder climates.
In early Spring Climax will be covered with white bell-shaped blooms, then will yield medium-large dark blue blueberries in late spring to early summer. Planting with other varieties of Blueberries for cross-pollination will vastly increase and improve fruit production.
For best results plant in a location that receives full sun to partial shade and in soil that is acidic and rich with organic matter. Annually, Use a slow-release acidic fertilizer on your blueberry plants.
*The Climax Blueberry is a deciduous/semi-evergreen plant and will go dormant during the winter months. When this plant is ordered during the Fall/Winter expect seasonal foliage decline(discoloration, spots, leaf drop) or the plant to arrive completely dormant.*
Set the Blueberry shrubs on rows 10 to 12 feet apart; space plants no closer than 6 feet apart unless you want a hedge for small space. The plants will crowd when mature if they are spaced closer than 6 feet.