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

Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety

U.S. Patent


General Description

Raven is a late-flowering, early leafing cultivar with good large fruit of good quality and flavor.

Cultivar name: (selection code FL05-627)

Recommended for Florida: no, too late for the Florida season

FL region best adapted to: none

Production system: deciduous

Hydrogen cyanamide: no data available

Machine Harvestability: no data yet

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

o North-central FL (2019): 6.2 lbs/plant

Known disease susceptibility: none observed to date

Known insect damage susceptibility: none observed to date

Fruit quality data:

o Fruit firmness: 284 – 314 g/mm, average 310 g/mm, much higher than Emerald

o Berry Weight: 3.2 – 3.5 grams, average 3.4 grams, higher than Emerald

o Berry Diameter: 19.8 – 20.4 mm, average 20.0 mm, larger than Emerald

o Brix: 11.4 – 12.7, average 11.8, similar to Emerald

o Brix/Acid Ratio: 65.2 – 83.7, average 70.7, much higher than Emerald

o Fruit scar: medium and dry

o Wax/bloom: medium, similar to Emerald Fruit defects: none observed

o Flavor Score: 27.5 – reference Emerald (19.9), Kestrel (29.2)

o Aroma: low

Cultivars with overlapping timing of flowering: San Joaquin, Emerald, Farthing

Other information: Flowers later than many Florida blueberry cultivars. Early leafing pattern coincides well with its flowering time. Large berries cluster loosely on the plant, have low acidity and a mild flavor, with good texture and some aromatic characteristics, and maintain good firmness on the bush for a long time after maturity.

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License Availability

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