- High-bush type cultivar of several species. Selected by A.D. Draper in Beltsville MD.
- Mature height of plants is 4 feet, with spreading branches 3 feet.
- Fruits ripen uniformly, with 85% of the fruits ripening August 1 in southwest Michigan.
- Yields are consistent averaging 15 pounds per plant.
- Fruit size is very small, yielding 1,000 berries per pound. The cluster of fruits are loose enabling mechanical harvesting.
- Fresh fruit quality is good and can be stored for 7-10 days at 40 F. The berry is an excellent for the frozen market as well.
- The flavor of the fruits are sweet with fine aromas, similar to the wild lowbush blueberries.
- Harvesting should be accomplished by hand for the fresh markets, or by mechanical harvest methods for the process market.
- The short stature bushy plants are great for landscapers. The flowers in the Spring are light pink. The Summer foliage is greenish-blue changing to burgundy red in the Autumn. Winter twigs are red.