Mini Blues variety

Description

Mini Blues is a Northern Highbush blueberry variety developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Oregon State University (OSU). Mini Blues is distinguished by its high yield of very small fruit that can be harvested by machine, has excellent flavor, and is well suited to the processed fruit industry, growing as a vigorous and upright bush.

 

Markets: Fresh, IQF, Processed

 

Type: Northern Highbush

 

Flavor: Intense and excellent

  • Avg. Brix: 16.05 %
  • Avg. pH: 3.47
  • Avg. Titratable Acidity: 7.99 g.L-1

 

Color: Light blue

 

Berry Size: Very small

  • Avg. Weight: 0.8 g

 

Mean Yield: 5.93 kg/plant

 

Harvest Window: 21 July- 5 August

  • Machine Harvestable: Yes

 

Transportability & Shelf-life: Good

 

Cold Hardiness: Good – excellent

 

Required Chill Hours: 800 hours

 

Disease Resistance: Very slow to get Blueberry Shock Virus

 

*Characteristics may vary depending on weather conditions, day length, soil type and location.

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