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U.S. Patent 21,375
Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety

Description

Early southern highbush with low chill requirement, vigorous, spreading growth habbit, prolific early-spring leafing. Flowers early, produces large fruits, excellent scar and good firmness. 50% ripe fruit by April 15th in Gainesville. Requires crosss-pollination chilling requirements <300 h.

  • Fruit Size: Large

  • Chill Requirement: 300 hours

  • First Harvest: Around April 15, in Gainesville, FL

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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