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U.S. Patent PP26,312
Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety

Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety

U.S. Patent


General Description

Endura is a late maturing cultivar that performs well under both deciduous and evergreen systems. Not recommended for Florida as it is too late for the Florida window.

Cultivar name: Endura (selection code FL06-377)

Recommended for Florida: no, too late for the Florida market window

FL region best adapted to: none

Production system: deciduous or evergreen

Hydrogen cyanamide: performs well with or without hydrogen cyanamide

Machine Harvestability: no data yet

Per plant yields (Density 1,452-1,742 plants/acre):

o North Central FL (2018-2021): 1.7 – 12.1 lbs/plant, average 7.1 lbs/plant (late season)

o Central FL (2013-2020): 1.1 – 10.3 lbs/plant, average 5.2 lbs/plant

o South Central FL (2019): 1.7 lbs/plant

Known disease susceptibility: may have some susceptibility to Phytophthora and rust

Known insect damage susceptibility: none observed to date

Fruit quality data:

o Fruit firmness: 210 – 288 g/mm, average 250 g/mm, higher than Emerald

o Berry Weight: 2.4 – 3.0 grams, average 2.6 grams, similar to Emerald

o Berry Diameter: 17.9 –20.2 mm, average 19.1 mm, similar to Emerald

o Brix: 8.7 – 11.9, average 10.4, similar to Chickadee

o Brix/Acid Ratio: 10.7 – 45.8, average 19.2, similar to Arcadia

o Fruit scar: medium

o Wax/bloom: medium – high.

o Fruit defects: none observed

o Flavor Score: 19.3 – reference Emerald (19.9)

o Aroma: none

Cultivars with overlapping timing of flowering: Arcadia, Avanti, Optimus, Sentinel

Other information: Produces large, firm berries that have an excellent, persistent blue color. Fruit can be tart very early in the season and when not fully ripe. Can be later than other evergreen cultivars in south-central Florida, with a very long harvest season.

License availability: For a list of current nursery licensees in the USA, click here

License Availability

For licensing availability contact Florida Foundation Seed Producers (FFSP):​​

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