Vaccinum ashei ‘Brightwell”
The University of Georgia is the origin of Brightwell. It is widely adapted across the Southeast (all of Alabama) southward to north Florida. It requires 600 hours of chilling, that is temperatures 45 degrees farenheit and below. Harvest season is from June 11 to July 15 (at Petals). Brightwell has a spreading and upright plant structure with many canes per plant. The fruit is medium to large, light blue and has outstanding flavor and good firmness. Plant in full sun in well drained acid soil with a ph of 4.2 to 5.5. A good pollinator for Brightwell would be Powder Blue, Premier or Austin. Hardy in zones 7 to 9. Plants are shipped in one gallon containers.