Origin: University of Minnesota
- Highbush/Lowbush type cultivar.
- Height of bush will be three feet at maturity.
- Ripening is early, approximately July 8th in Grand Junction, Michigan.
- Yield is similar to the cultivar Northblue at 3-7 pounds per plant.
- Fruit size is medium to large being about 90 berries per cup.
- Flavor of the fruit is very sweet with little acid. The quality of the fruit is excellent. Small picking scar and firmness make the berries good for shipping.
- Hand harvesting is recommended but the upright/higher statured plant lends itself to mechanical harvest.
- Marketing should be for fresh, being that the fruits are firm and attractive.
- Ornamental use is good if the choice in the landscape requires a four foot upright bush. The cultivar is self-fruitful, so one accent plant in a landscape will have full yields.
- Hardiness is one of the main attributes for the Chippewa. It will survive and produce fruit in colder regions where temperatures can reach minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Hardiness Zones 7b-3a.
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