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

Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety

U.S. Patent


General Description

Springhigh is a early to mid-season cultivar with good yield potential.

Cultivar name: Springhigh

Recommended for Florida: no, fruit gets soft with the hot weather in Florida.

FL region best adapted to: none

Production system: deciduous

Hydrogen cyanamide: recommended; low rate

Machine Harvestability: no data yet; lower fruit firmness probably not ideal for machine harvesting

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

o North-central FL (2018-2019): 5.3 – 10.5 lbs/plant, average 7.9 lbs/plant

Known disease susceptibility: none observed to date

Known insect damage susceptibility: some susceptibility to chilli thrips injury has been observed

Fruit quality data:

o Fruit firmness: 188 - 213 g/mm, average 200 g/mm, similar to Emerald

o Berry Weight: 2.3 – 2.9 grams, average 2.5 grams, similar to Emerald

o Berry Diameter: 17.0 – 17.6 mm, average 17.3 mm, smaller than Emerald

o Brix: 8.9 – 11.8, average 10.2, lower than Emerald

o Brix/Acid Ratio: 15.8 – 37.8, average 26.7, similar to Emerald

o Fruit scar: normal (small and dry), similar to Emerald

o Wax/bloom: medium, similar to Emerald

o Fruit defects: none observed to date

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

o Aroma: none

Cultivars with overlapping timing of flowering: Kestrel, Snowchaser

Other information: Lower firmness if not harvested on time and toward the end of season. Must harvest frequently to avoid post-harvest and packing problems.

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

License Availability

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