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 (2018-2019): 4.9 – 6.3 lbs/plant, average 5.6 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.
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Performance 2018-2019 Season
Fruit Quality and Yield
The following plots show the most important fruit quality traits and yield, across the season.
The vertical lines in the yield plots indicate when 10%, 50% and 90% of the harvest was achieved during the season.
Dotted lines indicate the desired values for new cultivars:
Berry weight greater than 2g
Fruit Diameter greater than 14mm
Firmness higher than 150g/mm
Brix higher than 10%
TTA less than 1%
Brix/TTA higher than 14 units
Warning: Yield plot coming from harvesting of two bushes. Values may seem overestimated as all the fruit from the bush is harvested, and because this is harvest yield and no packed yield. Use this data to compare among cultivars and no to predict potential yield on your farm.
Measurements are in grams (g). To convert from grams to pounds (lb) use the following formula:
lb of fruit per bush = (g of fruit) x (0.002204)