Climax (rabbiteye): Zone 7-10 early season 1 gal. Size
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Climax (Vaccinium ashei Reade) was released in Georgia in 1974. Chilling requirement of about 400 to 450 hours, blooms early most years, and frequently suffers freeze damage. Berries are medium size with good color, small scar and very good flavor. Fruit firmness is excellent, making this cultivar very suitable for mechanical harvesting for the fresh market. Plants habit is upright and open. Climax does not produce many canes from ground level, so be careful not to remove too many canes during cane renewal pruning. Suggested pollinators are Brightwell and Tifblue. Released by Georgia in 1974. Zones: 7-10. Size: 1 gal.