- Low Chill Southern high-bush type cultivar. Recommend a minimum of 400 hours of chilling, accumulative temperatures 32 to 45 F (0 to 7C)
- Height of mature plants is 6 feet. Plants grow upright with a narrow crown.
- Fruits ripen early. In the state of Mississippi, the fruits are harvested in the middle of May for a period of 2 weeks. The flower period occurs later than many low chill cultivars and will escape most late spring freezes.
- Yields are consistently high producing 12 to 15 pounds per plant.
- Fruit size is large, yielding berries over 2 grams. Fruits are larger than most low chill cultivars.
- The attractive fruits have a distinguished long lasting light blue color. The fruits have a fine flavor and an excellent firmness with a small dry picking scar.
- Harvesting is accomplished by hand or mechanical. Mechanical harvest for fresh market can be accomplished with the firmness of the fruits, narrow upright bush stature, and loose clusters.
- Marketing should be focused on the fresh markets.
- Fruits resist cracking during rains that can occur during ripening times.
- Gupton is recommended for growers for a mid-season high-bush that will ripen before any of the Rabbiteye types. Gupton has the same pedigree as the cultivars Camelia and Blue Suede and is a substitute choice cultivar for Camelia. Hardiness Zones 9a-6b.
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