U.S. Patent PP26,523
Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety

General Description

Indigocrisp™ ‘FL98-325’ produces berries with very firm, crisp-textured skin, and a very high sugar-to-acid ratio. When compared to other crisp-textured cultivars, Indigocrisp™ matured earlier and has higher yields. Indigocrisp™ fruit may be mechanically harvested with less damage than traditional berries, and it had the highest packout percentages (94%) after machine harvest¹ in field tests. Indigocrisp™ received very high scores in consumer taste tests when compared to industry standards.

 

  • Firm crisp texture similar to Bluecrisp and Sweetcrisp.

  • Earlier maturity and higher yields than either Bluecrisp or Sweetcrisp.

  • High potential for machine harvest for fresh market.

  • Excellent leaf disease tolerance.

  • Yield could be low in central FL

  • Best adapted to a hydrogen cyanamide production system.

  • Low rooting percentages by softwood stem cuttings.

  • Susceptible to Botryosphaeria stem blight.

  • Not for an area with long-standing water

 

Fruit quality under optimal picking conditions (average of several years):

  • Larger Fruit Weight/Size (2.5 grams/26.2 mm)

  • High Fruit Brix levels (11.5) similar to ‘Kestrel’

  • Very high Fruit Firmness (246.1 g/mm) CRUNCHY

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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)

 
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License Availability

For licensing availability contact Florida Foundation Seed Producers (FFSP):

 http://www.ffsp.net/​​

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