‘Southern Belle’ is a low-chill bush that produces a heavy crop of fruit on bushy stems in a shrub-like form that can reach 4-5’ tall if not annually pruned. The berries, which ripen in late April and early May sport good firmness and a mildly sweet flavor. This variety is considered quite hardy, so this plant will tend to survive some freezing conditions. Blueberries are native to North America and in recent years scientists have discovered a plethora of health advantages associated with adding blueberries to the diet due to their antioxidant properties. Today, blueberries are second only to strawberries as the most commonly consumed berry in America.