Blueberry – Gulf Coast
Vaccinium sp. “Gulf Coast”
Low chill variety suited for Perth gardens. Produces medium sized firm fruit with excellent flavour. Early season fruiting.
Grows best in a sunny but protected position with some shade from the hottest afternoon sun during summer. Needs an acidic soil (below pH 5.5) and can be grown in a pot (using Azalea and Camellia potting mix) or in the ground (Dig in a good quality compost and test soil pH before planting). Self Fertile but fruit set can improve when planted with other varieties.
Best results may be achieved in Perth soils by growing in a pot.
For further growing information, see our factsheet.