- (Vaccinium ashei) A Rabbiteye variety, Brightwell is named after the blueberry developer, Dr. James Brightwell of the Tifton, Georgia research station. The Brightwell blueberry is very productive and considered among the top varieties in the world. Brightwell ripens early mid-season,is a vigorous, upright plant which produces outstanding yields of medium-sized fruit. Pick every 5-7 days from late May thru July. Cross pollinate for best results.