U.S. Patent PP26,312
Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety
Sweetcrisp is a vigorous bush with berries that are unusually firm, crisp, and sweet. Mid-late season.
Cultivar name: Sweetcrisp
Recommended for Florida: no, too late for the Florida market window, requires more chilling than is available in Florida for maximum production.
FL region best adapted to: none
Production system: deciduous
Hydrogen cyanamide: performs well with or without hydrogen cyanamide
Machine Harvestability: Possible
Per plant yields (Density 1,452-1,742 plants/acre):
o North-central FL (2018-2020): 4.9 – 6.9 lbs/plant, average 5.9 lbs/plant
Known disease susceptibility: none observed to date
Known insect damage susceptibility: none observed to date
Fruit quality data:
o Fruit firmness: 258 - 297 g/mm, average 276 g/mm, much higher than Emerald
o Berry Weight: 2.1 – 2.4 grams, average 2.2 grams, similar to Emerald
o Berry Diameter: 16.7 – 17.4 mm, average 17.2 mm, smaller than Emerald
o Brix: 12.9 – 14.5, average 13.8, much higher than Emerald
o Brix/Acid Ratio: 26.0 – 53.6, average 40.1, higher than Emerald
o Fruit scar: normal (small and dry), similar to Emerald
o Wax/bloom: high
o Fruit defects: none observed
o Flavor Score: 28.1 – reference Emerald (19.9), Kestrel (29.2)
o Aroma: none
Cultivars with overlapping timing of flowering: Emerald, Farthing, Jewel
Other information: Berries are medium to large, medium dark, with an excellent scar and remarkable firmness. Medium to low yields have limited commercial production.
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