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By Jorge B. Retamales, James F. Hancock

ISBN-10: 1845938267

ISBN-13: 9781845938260

Blueberry cultivation has elevated dramatically as creation has shifted into new areas. Blueberries at the moment are greatly on hand as nutrients and in addition processed for use in drugs and prescribed drugs for his or her antioxidant houses. This sensible publication covers the main issues of curiosity to blueberry breeders and researchers together with botany, body structure, meals, development law, photosynthesis, surroundings, weeds, pests, illnesses and post-harvest administration. the main target is at the most vital cultivated species, the highbush blueberry, even though details on different blueberries and comparable species is usually supplied.

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Ralph Sharp began working in the 1950s in Florida on the development of southern highbush types in collaboration with Darrow (Sharp and Darrow, 1959; Lyrene, 1998). He was the first collector of Vaccinium darrowii for breeding and, until very recently, all southern highbush cultivars contained genes from his wild clones. Sharp, and his colleague Wayne Sherman, developed several successful cultivars, including `Sharpblue', which was grown commercially until very recently. Paul Lyrene took over the breeding work in Florida in 1977.

Legacy' (1988 - USDA) is late mid-season with a chilling requirement of 400-600 h. Bush is upright and very vigorous with only modest winter hardiness. 'Legacy' has medium to large sized fruit that are powder blue in colour with good flavour, firmness and scar. Machine harvests well. Widely planted in areas with mild and moderate winter climates. `Misty' (1989 - Florida) is mid-season with a chilling requirement of 150 h. Bush is slightly spreading and very vigorous. Leaf bud break in spring can be poor, but responds well to Dormex.

Bush is very vigorous and upright. Fruit are large, sweet and firm with good colour and an excellent picking scar. It is more upright than 'Star' with a higher yield potential. Chapter 2 38 `Santa Fe' (1999 - Florida) is early with a chilling requirement of -600 h. Little winter hardiness. Bush is upright and vigorous. Leaf bud break in spring is good. Berries are large, light blue and medium firm with a small scar and sweet flavour. Late blooming and may be adapted to machine harvest. `Scintilla' (2008 - Florida) is very early with a chilling requirement of -200 h.

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