The berries grow in large clusters, are easy to pick and resist cracking in wet weather. They have a sweet flavour with some tartness.
They will have a small, dry scar after picking.
The upright bush grows 5 to 12 feet (1 1/2 to 3 1/2 metres) tall and needs 550 to 600 hours of cold weather during the winter.
It delivers high yields of uniformly-sized berries in a late season harvest.
Powderblue blueberries are good for pick your own, and can be mechanically harvested for the fresh market.
The berries almost look powderblue, thus its name. The plant makes a good ornamental.
Powderblue blueberries have a good shelf life after harvest and freezes well.
Powderblue Blueberries were developed jointly by the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) from a cross between Tifblue and Menditoo blueberries. They were released in 1978.