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

Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety

U.S. Patent


General Description

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.

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

License Availability

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