Onslow: Rabbiteye Blueberry Variety

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  • Chilling requirement: 500 hours to 600 hours.
  • Ripening Period: Ripens about the same time as Powderblue.
  • Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are productive, vigorous, and have an upright growth habit.
  • Plant pathogen susceptibility: Onslow has fairly broad soil adaptation and can tolerate soils having a somewhat higher pH than many other rabbiteye blueberry cultivars.
  • Berry qualities: Berries are large with medium blue color, dry picking scars, very good firmness and aromatic flavor when fully ripe.
  • Harvesting techniques: Fruit may be either hand or mechanically harvested, are resistant to cracking, and have good post-harvest fruit quality. Blooms of Onslow are self-fertile, but pollination may enhanced size and quality. Onslow is recommended for commercial production, PYO and local markets.
  • Breeding history: Released by North Carolina State University in 2001; patented.

See also: Rabbiteye Blueberry Varieties

Reference:

Braswell, John. Establishment and Maintenance of Blueberries. 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2010.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.