Vernon is an early season Rabbiteye
An early-season variety for Mississippi.
Chilling requirement: 500 hours to 550 hours.
Bloom time: Blooms seven to 10 days after Climax -- late February to early March in the southern growing region.
Ripening period: Ripens with Climax and Premier -- late May, early June -- in Southern Mississippi.
Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are productive, vigorous, and moderately spreading.
Berry qualities: Berries are large and have very good color, firmness, flavor, and a dry picking scar.
Variety replacement possibility: Vernon is considered to be a potential replacement for Climax or Premier.
Breeding history: Released jointly by the University of Georgia and the United States Department of Agriculture-ARS in 2004; patented.
See also: Rabbiteye Blueberry Varieties
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