Origin: (2004) Hartmann’s Plant Company
- Southern high-bush cultivar hybridized and selected by Patrick J. Hartmann and Arthur Elliott of Earleton, Florida.
- Plants are vigorous growing to 5 to 6 feet tall and finely shaped upright.
- 30% of the fruits ripened April 12th in Earleton, Florida in 2004, ripening with other early ripening Florida selections.
- Yields are high at 8 to 14 pounds per plant in Earleton, Florida. Foliage appears prior to flowering so there is no need for applications of Dormax.
- Fruit size is medium and uniform size throughout the harvest.
- Berry quality is excellent with a small dry scar. Storage of fruit is excellent and is very comparable to Misty Blue.
- Harvesting can be done by hand or mechanical harvest. The upright growth habit and uniform ripening is a perfect choice for mechanical harvest.
- Marketing is for early fresh markets due to the fruits superb quality flavor, size, and early ripening time.
- Plants have excellent resistance to Phytophthera cinnamomi and other fungal diseases. Plants are self-fruitful and will not need a pollinator as other Southern High-bush cultivars are recommended to need. Hardiness Zones 10-7.
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