Origin: University of Florida – 1989
- Southern high-bush cultivar formerly called Challenger by Patrick J. Hartmann.
- Height of bush is 6 feet at maturity The plant grows upright with a small crown at the base and straight narrow branching at the top.
- Ripening date is May 1-3 at Gainesville, Florida, about 4 days later than Sharpblue.
- Yields are high and consistent in all the recommended growing areas. Many growers rate the Misty as the number one plant for yield, flavor, and fruit quality.
- Fruit size is very large with 65 berries per cup.
- Fruits are light blue and very attractive for fresh markets. The bloom remains on the fruits very well after handling. Fruit quality is excellent with little to no pick scar. Storage of fruits are long lasting for many weeks.
- Harvesting is done by hand or mechanical. The plants’ stature is considered the be the best for machine harvesting. Marketing is focused on fresh because of the fine flavor, size, and quality of fruits.
- Ornamental use of the bush is excellent. Plants grow vigorously and will not exceed 6 feet in height. Slender upright branches are graceful supporting pink to white flowers and deep green, semi-evergreen foliage.
- Misty will pollinate any Southern high-bush cultivar. Flowers are abundant and long lasting. Hardiness Zones 10a-6b.