Springhigh

U.S. Patent PP16,404
Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety

General Description

 ‘Springhigh’ is a very vigorous, upright bush with excellent survival in the field.  It ripens about 9 days earlier than Star.  Berries are very large and medium dark, with good scar and flavor and medium firmness.  Sets fruit well even when pollination conditions are poor.

 

  • High yield potential for the mid-season

  • Works well under hydrogen cyanamide system. Careful with dose!

  • Vigorous, upright habit, excellent field survival

  • Early bloom

  • Large fruit similar to ‘Emerald’

  • Darker berry color

  • Lower firmness if not harvest on time and toward the end of season

  • Must harvest frequently to avoid post-harvest and packing problems

 

Fruit Quality (Optimal Picking conditions):

  • Similar larger Fruit Weight/Size (2.6 grams/22.9 mm) than ‘Emerald’

  • Similar Fruit Brix levels (11) than ‘Jewel’

  • Lower Fruit Firmness (193 g/mm) than ‘Emerald’

License availability:

  • For a list of current licensees in the USA, please click here.

  • FFSP Has licensed the following entities for the ‘Springhigh’ blueberry cultivar outside of the USA

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)

 
License Availability

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

 http://www.ffsp.net/​​

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