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

Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety

U.S. Patent


General Description

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 (2018-2021): 4.9 – 6.3 lbs/plant, average 5.5 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.

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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