• Top hat in bloom on deck
  • Top hat in ground
  • Top hat in planter

High Chill

Tophat

Top Hat is a perfect name for this dwarf cultivar as it grows 1' — 2' high and wide. Top Hat is the result of crossing a short stature Highbush with a compact, small Lowbush Blueberry. Plentiful white blooms in spring give way to attractive light blueberries that are pea sized and larger. Top Hat is perfect for defined border plantings or growing in patio containers. It also makes an excellent candidate for a bonsai project.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8

Public Variety

Berry Size:

Small Small Size
Primary Use: Container Plant
Fruit Qualities: Wild
Bush Habit: Globe
Chilling Level: High Chill
Ripening Season  
Triangle Season Scale
Mid

One of the earliest ripening varieties for low chill regions, Ventura is a vigorous variety that has very fast growth and enters into production at a very young stage. It has performed well under evergreen management in plastic tunnels in Southern Europe. The fruit is large and firm with a mild flavor. Tip pruning during spring-summer growth benefits its upright habit. Due to this upright habit, the narrow crown and fast growth could be sensitive to wind damage during the first couple of years after planting, therefore use of good windbreaks and protection are highly recommended.
--Antonio A. Alamo
Breeding and R & D Manager