Blueberry - Ozarkblue



Type - Southern highbush.

Date of Release - 1996

Area of Adaptation - Areas of traditional rabbiteye production in Arkansas and as far south as I-20 in other southern states is the anticipated area of adaptation.

Maturity Date - Approximately June 10 at Clarksville, Arkansas, and June 5 at Hope, Arkansas; ripening date is usually 7 to 10 days before Climax rabbiteye blueberry.

Berry Size - Large, averaging 1.8 to 2.4 grams/berry.

Berry Color/Scar - Excellent light color; stem scar rated very high (indicating a small stem scar and limited to no tearing of the fruit skin at the point of attachment).

Berry Flavor - Sweet and subacid.

Yield - Very high in research trials, up to 15 pounds/plant on four- and five-year-old plants.

Plant Vigor - Moderate to high vigor, and more vigorous than all other southern highbush varieties in research plantings.

Comments - Chilling requirement is estimated to be approximately 800 hours (hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter); very consistent cropping even in years when rabbiteye blueberry crops were lost to freeze or frost and Ozarkblue breaks bud and blooms later than other southern highbush.

Patent Information:
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date
Plant United States 08/607,904 PP10,035 2/26/1996 9/23/1997 11/27/2016
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