U.S. Patent PP26,312
Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety
Indigocrisp produces berries with very firm, crisp-textured skin, and a very high sugar-to-acid ratio.
Cultivar name: Indigocrisp (selection code FL98-325)
Recommended for Florida: no, too late for the Florida market window.
FL region best adapted to: none
Production system: deciduous
Hydrogen cyanamide: recommended
Machine Harvestability: Possible; high potential for machine harvest for fresh market.
Per plant yields (Density 1,452-1,742 plants/acre):
o North-central FL (2018-2019): 4.9 – 6.3 lbs/plant, average 5.6 lbs/plant
Known disease susceptibility: Botryosphaeria stem blight
Known insect damage susceptibility: none observed to date
Fruit quality data:
o Fruit firmness: 244 – 258 g/mm, average 249 g/mm, much higher than Emerald
o Berry Weight: 2.3 – 3.0 grams, average 2.5 grams, similar to Emerald
o Berry Diameter: 18.3 – 18.8 mm, average 18.7 mm, similar to Emerald
o Brix: 11.8 – 12.3, average 12.1, higher than Emerald
o Brix/Acid Ratio: 48.7 – 74.8, average 60.7, much higher than Emerald
o Fruit scar: small to medium and dry
o Wax/bloom: medium-low
o Fruit defects: some color issues, low percentage of red-backs
o Flavor Score: 29.9 – reference Kestrel (29.0)
o Aroma: none
Cultivars with overlapping timing of flowering: no data available
Other information: Produces berries with very firm, crisp-textured skin, and a very high sugar-to-acid ratio. Fruit may be mechanically harvested with less damage than traditional berries.
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