Mini Blues Variety

Mini Blues Variety

 

Attributes

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

 

Excellent, Intense Flavor

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

 

Light Blue Color

 

Very Small Berry Size

  • Avg. Weight: 0.8 g

 

Yield

  • Mean Yield:  5.93 kg/plant

 

Harvest Window

  • 21 July- 5 August
  • The variety is harvestable by machine

 

Good Transportability & Shelf-life

 

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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