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Volume 33 Number 2 Article 6 Pages: 51-53
Year 1979 Month 4
Title: Robbiteye Blueberries
Author: M.E. Austin
Commercial production of rabbiteye blueberries (Vaccinium ashei Reade) had its beginning in the early 1890's when Mr. M. A. Sapp selected plants from the wild in northwestern Florida. Plants were transplanted into rows and continued to bear satisfactorily annually for over 35 years. By 1920 about 2,000 acres had been planted.

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