Savory: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

Blueberries November 11, 2011|Print

An early-season variety for Mississippi.

  • Chilling requirement: 300 hours to 400 hours.
  • Bloom time: Blooms with Climax variety.
  • Ripening period: Ripens late May to early June in the southern growing region.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are productive and have a vigorous, upright growth habit.
  • Berry qualities: Berries are large with light blue color, and good scar, firmness and flavor.
  • Plant pathogen susceptibility: Plants are susceptible to fungal diseases including Gleosporium leaf-spot and powdery mildew, which can be controlled with fungicides. Plants may require winter pruning to prevent over-cropping.
  • Drawbacks: Due to the early bloom period, plants should only be grown in the coastal region and may require frost protection to prevent injury from late spring freezes.
  • Breeding history: Released by the University of Florida in 2003; patented.

See also: Rabbiteye Blueberry Varieties

Reference:

Braswell, John. Establishment and Maintenance of Blueberries. 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2010.

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