U.S. Patent (USPPAF)
Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety
Wayne is an early season production blueberry cultivar with high yield potential. Key attributes are:
Cultivar name: Wayne (selection code FL 06-354)
Region best adapted to:
Per plant yields:
Known disease susceptibility:
Known pest damage susceptibility:
Fruit quality data:
o Fruit firmness: 109.8g/mm average higher than 'Jewel'
o Berry Weight: average 2.3 grams, similar to 'Jewel'
o Berry Diameter: average 24.4mm, larger than 'Jewel'
o Brix: average 10.9, similar to 'Jewel'
o Brix/Acid Ratio:
o Fruit scar:
o Fruit defects:
Cultivars similar flowering time:
o Two weeks earlier than Jewel
o Similar yield potential than Jewel
o Low doses of hydrogen cyanamide can be used (more research being conducted)
o May suffer similar leaf diseases than Jewel (to be confirmed)
o Berries tart until fully ripe
o Still to be tested in Central FL
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)