Vaccinium ashei 'Vernon' ~ Vernon Rabbiteye Blueberry-ServeScape
Vaccinium ashei 'Vernon' PP18291 ~ DownHome Harvest® Takes the Cake® Blueberry-ServeScape
Vaccinium ashei 'Vernon' PP18291 ~ DownHome Harvest® Takes the Cake® Blueberry-ServeScape
Vaccinium ashei 'Vernon' PP18291 ~ DownHome Harvest® Takes the Cake® Blueberry-ServeScape

DownHome Harvest® Takes the Cake® Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei 'Vernon' PP18291

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  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee, GA       
    (Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-4pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Takes The Cake Blueberry is a compact deciduous shrub with a controlled upright habit and heavy production of large, firm, sugary-sweet blueberries that flower late but ripen early.  The elliptical light green foliage turns shades of yellow-orange in fall.  Grows best with full sun and rich, moist acidic well-drained soils.  Moderate chill requirement and 500-550 hours.  While it can self fruit it should be planted with others to cross-pollinate to increase yield.  The DownHome Harvest series has improved heat, disease, and pest resistance.




Southeast N. America; GA Native


4' - 6'


3’ - 5'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Spring, Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance. Water regularly and mulch.  Prune as needed in late winter. Chlorosis may occur in high PH soils.  Blight, rot, anthracnose, canker, and mildew are occasional problems. Blueberry maggot, fruit worms, and spotted wing drosophila can damage the fruit.  Mummy berry is a fungal disease that shrivels and dries the fruit- remove effected fruit immediately if spotted.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWoodland Gardens, Rock Gardens, Hedges, Foundation Plantings, Edible Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Rhododendron, Camellia, Wax Myrtle

IMAGES: Photo by Bottoms Nursery Vernon Rabbiteye Blueberry, (2) Tracyblueberryhill0716, (3) Karen Rustad Tölva, Blueberries!

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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