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