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Blueberry Blue Bayou PVR

Southern Highbush variety with machine harvesting possibilities

Harvest   Early Late November   Blueberry Blue Bayou PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

District Suitability   Waikato north-wards  
Habit   Strong upright growth  
Estimated chill-hours   700 or less  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Small, firm berries with good flavour  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Blue Moon PVR

Northern Highbush type suitable for tunnel or glasshouse production

Harvest   Early December   Blueberry Blue Moon PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

Blueberry Blue Moon PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

District Suitability   Waikato south-wards  
Habit   Vigorous semi-upright habit  
Estimated chill-hours   1000 + hours  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large firm fruit with strong bloom and a sweet aromatic flavour  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Centra Blue PVR

Recent Rabbiteye release from Plant & Food Research

Harvest   Very late Mid-Feb-April   Blueberry Centra Blue PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

District Suitability   North Island  
Habit   Vigorous upright habit  
Estimated chill-hours   600  
Frost tolerance   Early autumn frosts may damage fruit in colder districts  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Medium sized fruit with attractive bloom and good flavour  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Centurion

Proven Rabbiteye variety for warmer districts

Harvest   Very late Mid-Feb-early April   Blueberry Centurion
District Suitability   Waikato north-wards  
Habit   Late flowering heavy cropping  
Estimated chill-hours   400 - 600  
Frost tolerance   Early autumn frosts may damage fruit in colder districts  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Small, firm berries with good flavour  
Royalties   N/A  
Non-propagation Agreement   N/A  
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Blueberry Dixie

Heavy cropping Northern highbush

Harvest   Mid season mid Dec-late Jan  
District Suitability   Waikato south-wards  
Habit   Vigorous growth  
Estimated chill-hours   1000+  
Frost tolerance   Late spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Heavy crops of large fruit but requires careful handling  
Royalties   N/A  
Non-propagation Agreement   N/A  
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Blueberry Dolce Blue PVR

Recent Rabbiteye release from Plant & Food Research

Harvest   Early-mid season   Blueberry Dolce Blue PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

Blueberry Dolce Blue PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

District Suitability   Waikato north-wards  
Habit   Upright with medium vigor  
Estimated chill-hours   400 - 600  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Small to medium size with good bloom and sweet flavour  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Duke

Very popular Northern highbush variety

Harvest   Early Late Nov-Dec  
District Suitability   Waikato south-wards  
Habit   Can be slow to establish but then vigorous  
Estimated chill-hours   1000+  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Heavy crops of firm, medium-sized fruit  
Royalties   N/A  
Non-propagation Agreement   N/A  
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Blueberry Island Blue PVR

Southern Highbush variety with very early harvest

Harvest   Very early Late Oct- Nov   Blueberry Island Blue PVR
Blueberry Island Blue PVR
District Suitability   Waikato north-wards  
Habit   Vigorous upright habit  
Estimated chill-hours   300-400  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Small to medium size with exellent flavour  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Maru

Proven heavy-cropping Rabbiteye variety for warmer districts

Harvest   Late late Feb-mid April  
District Suitability   Waikato north-wards  
Habit   Upright habit. May need bud thinning to prevent over-cropping  
Estimated chill-hours   400-600  
Frost tolerance   Generally untroubled in northen areas  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large, dark blue berries with good flavour when fully ripe  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Misty

Very early Southern highbush

Harvest   Very early Nov  
District Suitability   Waikato north-wards  
Habit   Vigorous with very early flowers  
Estimated chill-hours   400-600  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Good crops of quality fruit  
Royalties   N/A  
Non-propagation Agreement   N/A  
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Blueberry Nui

Early Northerh highbush

Harvest   Early Late Nov-early Jan  
District Suitability   Waikato south-wards  
Habit   Slow growing spreading leafy habit  
Estimated chill-hours   1000+  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large,firm fruit can be acidic early in the season  
Royalties   N/A  
Non-propagation Agreement   N/A  
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Blueberry O'Neal

One of the best low-chill Southern highbush varieties

Harvest   Early Nov-Dec  
District Suitability   Waikato north-wards  
Habit   Erect slightly spreading habit  
Estimated chill-hours   400-600  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large, dark blue berries with good sweet flavour  
Royalties   N/A  
Non-propagation Agreement   N/A  
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Blueberry Ocean Blue PVR

Mid-season Rabbiteye variety from Plant & Food Research

Harvest   Mid-season Late Jan-early Feb   Blueberry Ocean Blue PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

Blueberry Ocean Blue PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

District Suitability   Waikato north-wards  
Habit   Vigorous upright habit  
Estimated chill-hours   400-600  
Frost tolerance   Late spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Medium sized fruit with good flavour and little grittiness  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Ono PVR

Popular large-fruited Rabbiteye variety

Harvest   Mid season Late Jan-early March   Blueberry Ono PVR
Blueberry Ono PVR
District Suitability   All  
Habit   Vigorous bushy growth  
Estimated chill-hours   300-400  
Frost tolerance   Late spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large deep blue juicy berries with good flavour  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Powderblue

Proven Rabbiteye variety for all districts

Harvest   Late late Jan-mid March  
District Suitability   All districts  
Habit   Vigorous growth may need support  
Estimated chill-hours   600  
Frost tolerance   Early autumn frosts may damage fruit in colder districts  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Heavy crops of small to medium-sized fruit with good shelf-life  
Royalties   N/A  
Non-propagation Agreement   N/A  
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Blueberry Puru

Heavy cropping Northern highbush

Harvest   Early-mid early Dec-early Jan  
District Suitability   Waikato south-wards  
Habit   Medium with upright habit  
Estimated chill-hours   1000+  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large light blue fruit with exellent quality and flavour  
Royalties   N/A  
Non-propagation Agreement   N/A  
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Blueberry Rahi

Rabbiteye with outstanding fruit quality

Harvest   Mid-season Early Feb-late March  
District Suitability   North Island  
Habit   Very vigorous. Needs summer pruning to maximise bud set.  
Estimated chill-hours   600  
Frost tolerance   Early autumn frosts may damage fruit in colder districts  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Firm, very light blue berries with good flavour and long shelf-life  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Reka

Heavy cropping Northern highbush

Harvest   Very early Nov-Dec  
District Suitability   Waikato south-wards  
Habit   Vigorous upright habit  
Estimated chill-hours   1000+  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Heavy crops of medium sized berries with good flavour  
Royalties   N/A  
Non-propagation Agreement   N/A  
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Blueberry Sky Blue PVR

Mid-season Rabbiteye variety from Plant & Food Research

Harvest   Mid-season Late Jan-early Feb   Blueberry Sky Blue PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

District Suitability   Waikato north-wards  
Habit   Medium vigor  
Estimated chill-hours   400-600  
Frost tolerance   Generally untroubled in northen areas  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large firm fruit with good flavour  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Sunset Blue PVR

Heavy-cropping early Northern Highbush type with extended shelf life for fresh markets

Harvest   Early Mid Nov-mid Dec   Blueberry Sunset Blue PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

Blueberry Sunset Blue PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

District Suitability   Waikato south-wards  
Habit   Vigorous upright habit  
Estimated chill-hours   1000 +  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Medium to large fruit with good keeping qualities  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Takahe PVR

Proven Rabbiteye variety

Harvest   Mid season Late Jan-mid March   Blueberry Takahe PVR
Blueberry Takahe PVR
District Suitability   All  
Habit   Vigorous bushy growth  
Estimated chill-hours   300-400  
Frost tolerance   Late spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Dark blue berries with good bloom and delicious flavour  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Tifblue

Proven Rabbiteye variety

Harvest   Mid season mid Dec-late Jan  
District Suitability   Waikato north-wards  
Habit   Very vigorous growth  
Estimated chill-hours   600  
Frost tolerance   Late spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Heavy crops of small-medium fruit  
Royalties   N/A  
Non-propagation Agreement   N/A  
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Blueberry Toro

Heavy cropping Northern highbush

Harvest   Mid season mid Dec-late Jan  
District Suitability   Waikato south-wards  
Habit   Stocky spreading leafy growth  
Estimated chill-hours   1000+  
Frost tolerance   Late spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Heavy crops of medium sized berries with good flavour  
Royalties   N/A  
Non-propagation Agreement   N/A  
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Blueberry Velluto Blue PVR

High yielding Rabbiteye from Plant & Food Research

Harvest   Early-mid season   Blueberry Velluto Blue PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

Blueberry Velluto Blue PVR Photo courtesy Plant & Food Research

District Suitability   Waikato north-wards  
Habit   Vigorous upright habit  
Estimated chill-hours   400-600  
Frost tolerance   Heavy spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large attractive fruit balanced sweet/acid flavour and strong bloom  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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Blueberry Whitu PVR

Heavy-cropping Rabbiteye

Harvest   Late Early Feb-late March   Blueberry Whitu PVR
Blueberry Whitu PVR
District Suitability   All  
Habit   Vigorous bushy growth  
Estimated chill-hours   300-400  
Frost tolerance   Late spring frosts could cause flower damage  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Heavy crops of medium-sized fruit with good flavour  
Royalties   Yes  
Non-propagation Agreement   Yes  
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