Blueberries by Jorge B. Retamales, James F. Hancock

By Jorge B. Retamales, James F. Hancock

Blueberry cultivation has elevated dramatically as construction has shifted into new areas. Blueberries at the moment are extensively to be had as nutrition and likewise processed for use in medication and prescription drugs for his or her antioxidant homes. This sensible ebook covers the foremost issues of curiosity to blueberry breeders and researchers together with botany, body structure, foodstuff, development rules, photosynthesis, surroundings, weeds, pests, ailments and post-harvest administration. the main target is at the most crucial cultivated species, the highbush blueberry, even if info on different blueberries and comparable species is usually supplied.

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Once popular in Florida, but no longer planted. `Windsor `(2000 - Florida) is early mid-season with a chilling requirement of 300-500 h. Bush is spreading and vigorous. Leaf bud break in spring is very good. Berries are large, firm and good flavoured, but scar is wet and tears. Not widely planted. Newly released southern highbush cultivars Abundance' (2006 - Florida) is early mid-season with a chilling requirement of -300 h. Bush is upright, very vigorous and leafs out well in spring. Very high yield potential.

Locally important across the world in areas with mild winters. `Chandler' (1994 - USDA) is late mid-season with a chilling requirement >800 h. Bush is spreading with good winter hardiness. Berries are exceptionally large, medium blue with excellent flavour and a long ripening season. Locally important in the Pacific Northwest of North America for 'pickyour-own' and direct sales. `Coville' (1949 - New Jersey) is late mid-season with a chilling requirement >800 h. Bush is moderately upright with limited winter hardiness.

Not widely planted, but interest is growing. `Bluejay' (1978 - Michigan) is early mid-season with a chilling requirement >800 h. Upright, open, rapidly growing bush that produces moderate yields of medium sized, firm fruit. Has small stem scar and mild, slightly tart fruit. Field resistance to shoestring virus. Locally important as a machine picked, processed berry. `Blueray' (1959 - New Jersey) is early mid-season with a chilling require- ment >800 h. Upright, spreading habit and is very winter hardy.

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