Why Georgia?

  • Georgia soil is sandy and acidic, the perfect environment for growing blueberries!
  • Georgia has the largest amount of good blueberry soil in the deep south
  • Georgia’s “good” blueberry soil is highly concentrated in South Georgia, making this region the optimal blueberry-growing region
  • Georgia’s beautiful climate is ideal: short winters that give the berries the chilling they need with nice warm spring and summer temperatures, giving us the perfect Sweet Georgia Blues!

Special thanks to Dr. Gerard Krewer, Extension Horticulturist - Fruit Crops, for his help with providing information and images on the history of Georgia blueberries.

For more Georgia blueberry facts, click here to download the GBGA activity book.