Takes the Cake™ Rabbiteye Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei 'Vernon' PP18291

Elevate your recipes and landscape with this vigorous rabbiteye blueberry that yields many large berries known for their excellent color, flavor, firmness and shelf life. White flowers grace this disease and pest resistant shrub. You’ll love its compact, upright habit, heat tolerance and versatility in the garden (and kitchen). Plant with Bless Your Heart™ or other rabbiteye varieties for best fruit set.


White flowers appear in early spring followed by fruit

Plant Type

EdiblesNew Introductions

Evergreen or Deciduous


USDA Zones

7, 8, 9

Zone Detail

Hardy to 0°F - 10°F

Key Features

Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Compact Habit, Cut Flowers, Disease / Pest Resistance, Heat Tolerance, Upright Habit


Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Planting


Full Sun



Soil Type

Moist well-drained acidic soil


Yearly in early spring


4-5' H x 3-4' W


In late spring

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants