Blueberries are a species that come under the genus Vaccinium which includes around 450 evergreen and deciduous shrubs. There are three varieties in the blueberry species; Highbush, Lowbush (wild) and Rabbiteye. Highbush varieties can be broken down into either Southern Highbush or Northern Highbush. Lowbush blueberries are not generally found in Australia.

Numerous cultivars have been breed from these varieties such as Misty (Southern Highbush) and Denise (Northern Highbush). Cultivars have also been created from Rabbiteye varieties such as Powder Blue. These cultivars all have different characteristics, growing requirements and seasonal timing.

Information sourced from The Australian Blueberry Growers' Association