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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  
Availability   This variety is no longer grown as a standard line by Tharfield Nursery Ltd. If you are interested in this crop please ring us and we may be able to grow it for you. It will depend on volume and when required.  
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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  
Availability   This variety is no longer grown as a standard line by Tharfield Nursery Ltd. If you are interested in this crop please ring us and we may be able to grow it for you. It will depend on volume and when required.  
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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  
Availability   This variety is no longer grown as a standard line by Tharfield Nursery Ltd. If you are interested in this crop please ring us and we may be able to grow it for you. It will depend on volume and when required.  
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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  
Availability   This variety is no longer grown as a standard line by Tharfield Nursery Ltd. If you are interested in this crop please ring us and we may be able to grow it for you. It will depend on volume and when required.  
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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  
Availability   This variety is no longer grown as a standard line by Tharfield Nursery Ltd. If you are interested in this crop please ring us and we may be able to grow it for you. It will depend on volume and when required.  
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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  
Availability   This variety is no longer grown as a standard line by Tharfield Nursery Ltd. If you are interested in this crop please ring us and we may be able to grow it for you. It will depend on volume and when required.  
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Blueberry Velluto Blue PVR

High yielding Rabbiteye from Plant & Food Research

Harvest   Late 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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