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

General Description

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.

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

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)

Indigocrisp_Citra FL_2019
Indigocrisp_Citra FL_2018
 
Indigocrisp Gallery

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License Availability

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

 http://www.ffsp.net/​​