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Blueberry 'Blue Ribbon' PVR

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Originated from Oregon USA. Exceptional flavour, this vareity offers high yields and excellent post harvest life. 'Blue Ribbon' is a very heavy producer. Early to mid season northern highbush. Minimum order is 100

Harvest   Early to mid season  
District Suitability   Waikato south  
Habit   Spreading habit and long laterals  
Estimated chill-hours   Mid to high chill  
Frost tolerance    
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large light blue firm sweet fruit. 2.4grm fruit. 18mm  
Royalties   Plant and Food 'One off' plant base royalty plus annual royalty 3.5% on fruit production  
Non-propagation Agreement   Plant and Food agreement to be signed. Tharfield staff will coordinate.  
Availability   Contact Andrew now to order plants  
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Blueberry 'Cargo' PVR

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Large yields late in the season for a northern highbush. High chill requirement. Machine harvest capabilities with the narrow crown, upright habit and easy release fruit. Minimum order is 100

Harvest   Late season northern highbush  
District Suitability   Waikato south  
Habit   Upright narrown crown with strong vigorous growth  
Estimated chill-hours   High chill requirement  
Frost tolerance   Protect spring flowers  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Medium to large 2grm / 15mm.  
Royalties   Plant and Food 'One off' plant base royalty plus annual royalty 3.5% on fruit production  
Non-propagation Agreement   Plant and Food agreement to be signed. Tharfield staff will coordinate.  
Availability   Contact Andrew to discuss  
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Blueberry 'Clockwork'

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Ability for machine harvesting for the process market. High chill, mid season northern highbush. High brix and intense flavour. Minimum order is 100

Harvest   Mid season December January  
District Suitability   Waikato South  
Habit   Upright growth  
Estimated chill-hours   High chill required  
Frost tolerance   Protect spring flowering  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Medium sized fruit. 1.6grm /15.5mm. Medium blue firm fruit with intense flavour  
Royalties   Plant and Food 'One off' plant base royalty plus annual royalty 3.5% on fruit production  
Non-propagation Agreement   Plant and Food agreement to be signed. Tharfield staff will coordinate.  
Availability   Contact Andrew to disucss availability  
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Blueberry 'Last Call'

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Northern Highbush Fresh and processed market Vigorous upright growth habit produces high yields of large light blue berries with exceptional flavour. Minimum order is 100

Harvest   Flowering: late October to mid November Fruitning: February  
District Suitability   Waikato south  
Habit   Upright vigorous growth  
Estimated chill-hours   1000 hours chilling required  
Frost tolerance    
Fruit Size & Flavour   Average Berry size 1.5gtrm / 20mm Exceptional flaour with average seed count of 44 per berry  
Royalties   Plant and Food 'One off' plant base royalty plus annual royalty 3.5% on fruit production  
Non-propagation Agreement   Plant and Food agreement to be signed. Tharfield staff will coordinate.  
Availability   Contact Andrew re availability  
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Blueberry 'Overtime'

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Fresh market variety. Rabbiteye possible replacement for Powder Blue. Exceptional flavour. Minimum order is 100

Harvest   Late season rabbiteye  
District Suitability   Waikato north  
Habit   Upright nad vigorous  
Estimated chill-hours   mid to high requirement. 500 hours  
Frost tolerance   Protect from spring frost  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Medium sized. 1.6grm / 13.1mm. Exceptional flavour.  
Royalties   Plant and Food 'One off' plant base royalty plus annual royalty 3.5% on fruit production  
Non-propagation Agreement   Plant and Food agreement to be signed. Tharfield staff will coordinate.  
Availability   Contact Andrew to discuss flavour  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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Blueberry 'Top Shelf' PVR

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Fresh market with incredibly firm, jumbo fruit. Great acid/sugar balance. Minimum order is 100

Harvest   Mid season. Mid December to Mid January  
District Suitability   Waikato south  
Habit   Vase shape. Sturdy upright growth that is easy to prune  
Estimated chill-hours   Mid chill requirement  
Frost tolerance   Protect spring flowers  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Jumbo. 3.2g / 21mm  
Royalties   Plant and Food 'One off' plant base royalty plus annual royalty 3.5% on fruit production  
Non-propagation Agreement   Plant and Food agreement to be signed. Tharfield staff will coordinate.  
Availability    
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Blueberry 'Valor'

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Northern Highbush Fresh or processed market. Suitable for machine harvesting Good plant vigour and habit with fruit ripening mid-season. Large berries and light blue in colour. Minimum order is 100

Harvest   Flowering October Fruiting January  
District Suitability   Waikato South  
Habit   Good strong growth. Appears to show good tolerance to Phytopthora, Botrysphaeria and botrytis  
Estimated chill-hours   1000 hours of chilling required  
Frost tolerance   Protect from early frost  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large fruit 2.5grm / 20mm Sweet low acidic flavour with average seed count 30  
Royalties   Plant and Food 'One off' plant base royalty plus annual royalty 3.5% on fruit production  
Non-propagation Agreement   Plant and Food agreement to be signed. Tharfield staff will coordinate.  
Availability   Contact Andrew re availability  

Blueberry 'Ventura'

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Southern Highbush variety that produces high yields of excellent flavoured fruit. Low chill requirement. Strong upright growth habit. Minimum order is 100

Harvest   Hand harvest market Loose clusters of 17mm/2grm fruit November. Firm sweet fruit.  
District Suitability   Waikato north  
Habit   Vigorous upright growth. Strong grower  
Estimated chill-hours   Low. 3-500 hours  
Frost tolerance    
Fruit Size & Flavour   Great flavour of medium sized berries 17mm / 2grms  
Royalties   Plant and Food 'One off' plant base royalty plus annual royalty 3.5% on fruit production  
Non-propagation Agreement   Plant and Food agreement to be signed. Tharfield staff will coordinate.  
Availability   Contact Andrew to discuss availability  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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Blueberry Blue Bayou PVR

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Produced to order only. ETA minimum 18months from ordering. 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   BBNZ 'One off' plant based Royalty. Plus annual membership.  
Non-propagation Agreement   BBNZ No propagation agreement to be signed. Tharfield will coordinate  
Availability   Minimum Order 100  
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Blueberry Blue Moon PVR

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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   BBNZ 'One off' plant based Royalty. Plus annual membership.  
Non-propagation Agreement   BBNZ No propagation agreement to be signed. Tharfield will coordinate  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
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Blueberry Centra Blue PVR

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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   BBNZ 'One off' plant based Royalty. Plus annual membership.  
Non-propagation Agreement   BBNZ No propagation agreement to be signed. Tharfield will coordinate  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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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  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
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Blueberry Dolce Blue PVR

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Produced to order only. ETA minimum 18months from ordering. Rabbiteye 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   BBNZ 'One off' plant based Royalty. Plus annual membership.  
Non-propagation Agreement   BBNZ No propagation agreement to be signed. Tharfield will coordinate  
Availability   Minimum order 100  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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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   Minimum order 50  
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Blueberry Island Blue PVR

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Produced to order only. ETA minimum 18months from ordering. 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   BBNZ 'One off' plant based Royalty. Plus annual membership.  
Non-propagation Agreement   BBNZ No propagation agreement to be signed. Tharfield will coordinate  
Availability   Minimum order 100  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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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  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
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Blueberry Misty

Produced to order only. ETA minimum 18months from ordering. 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  
Availability   Minimum order 100  
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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  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
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Blueberry Ocean Blue PVR

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Produced to order only. ETA minimum 18months from ordering. Mid-season Rabbiteye variety.

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   BBNZ 'One off' plant based Royalty. Plus annual membership.  
Non-propagation Agreement   BBNZ No propagation agreement to be signed. Tharfield will coordinate  
Availability   Minimum order 100  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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Blueberry Ono

Popular large-fruited Rabbiteye variety

Harvest   Mid season Late Jan-early March   Blueberry Ono
Blueberry Ono
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  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
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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  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
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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  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
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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  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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Blueberry Sky Blue PVR

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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   BBNZ 'One off' plant based Royalty. Plus annual membership.  
Non-propagation Agreement   BBNZ No propagation agreement to be signed. Tharfield will coordinate  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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Blueberry Sunset Blue PVR

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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   BBNZ 'One off' plant based Royalty. Plus annual membership.  
Non-propagation Agreement   BBNZ No propagation agreement to be signed. Tharfield will coordinate  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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Blueberry Takahe PVR

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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   BBNZ 'One off' plant based Royalty. Plus annual membership.  
Non-propagation Agreement   BBNZ No propagation agreement to be signed. Tharfield will coordinate  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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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  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
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Blueberry Velluto Blue PVR

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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   BBNZ 'One off' plant based Royalty. Plus annual membership.  
Non-propagation Agreement   BBNZ No propagation agreement to be signed. Tharfield will coordinate  
Availability   Minimum order 50  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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Blueberry Whitu

Produced to order only. ETA minimum 18months from ordering. Heavy-cropping Rabbiteye

Harvest   Late Early Feb-late March   Blueberry Whitu
Blueberry Whitu
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    
Non-propagation Agreement    
Availability   Minimum order 100  
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Blueberry ZZ04062 PVR

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Southern Highbush Possibility of machine harvest capability due to narrow crown and upright growth habit Large berry with sweet flavour. Good storage. Minimum order is 100

Harvest   Fruiting Early season late October - November  
District Suitability   Waikato north  
Habit   Ipright growth habit with medim vigour  
Estimated chill-hours   3-500 hours  
Frost tolerance    
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large fruit 18.3mm / 3 grm Crisp skin and pleaseing texture  
Royalties   Plant and Food 'One off' plant base royalty plus annual royalty 3.5% on fruit production  
Non-propagation Agreement   lant and Food agreement to be signed. Tharfield staff will coordinate.  
Availability   Contact Andrew to discuss availability Minimum order 100  
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Blueberry ZZ04115 PVR

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Southern Highbush Fresh market. Semi-upright with medium vigour Stores well. Minimum order is 100

Harvest   Fruiting Ealy season mid October to mid November  
District Suitability   Waikato North  
Habit   Semi upright growth habit with medium vigour.  
Estimated chill-hours   Low chill 3-500 hours  
Frost tolerance   Protect flower and fruit from frost  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Very Large 19mm x 3.2grm Firm medium sweet to tart  
Royalties   Plant and Food 'One off' plant base royalty plus annual royalty 3.5% on fruit production  
Non-propagation Agreement   lant and Food agreement to be signed. Tharfield staff will coordinate.  
Availability   Contact Andrew for availability Minimum order 100  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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Blueberry ZZ04120 PVR

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Northern Highbush Mid season fruiting for the fresh market Large firm fruit and balanced flaour. Minimum order is 100

Harvest   Fruiting Mid season December  
District Suitability   Waikato south  
Habit   Upright vigrous habit  
Estimated chill-hours   1,000 hours winter chilling  
Frost tolerance   Protect flowers from frost  
Fruit Size & Flavour   Large fruit 2.6grm /17.6mm  
Royalties   Plant and Food 'One off' plant base royalty plus annual royalty 3.5% on fruit production  
Non-propagation Agreement   lant and Food agreement to be signed. Tharfield staff will coordinate.  
Availability   Contact Andrew re availability Minimum order 100  
Variety Fruiting Time  
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