Blueberries by Jorge B. Retamales, James F. Hancock PDF

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 commonly to be had as meals and in addition processed for use in medication and prescribed drugs for his or her antioxidant houses. This functional booklet covers the foremost themes of curiosity to blueberry breeders and researchers together with botany, body structure, foodstuff, development legislation, photosynthesis, setting, weeds, pests, ailments and post-harvest administration. the main target is at the most vital cultivated species, the highbush blueberry, even though details on different blueberries and similar species is usually supplied.

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In the close-spaced southern highbush programme, the first selections are made within 12 months of planting (Stage I). Ninety per cent of the seedlings are removed and the remaining plants are left in place for three more years (Stage II). Each year they are evaluated for possible 30 Chapter 2 advancement to Stage III, with about 300 selections being advanced each year into 15-plant plots. These plantings are observed for 10 years, with about 15 clones being selected each year and propagated for planting at multiple locations in larger plots (Stage IV).

Fruit are large, light blue, sweet and very firm, and have a small, dry picking scar and a long storage life. The fruit clusters are very loose. ) and has shown no signs of cane canker (B. corticis). `Lupton' (2005 - Mississippi) is mid-season with a chilling requirement of -500 h. Bush is vigorous and upright. Fruit are medium to large with good colour, firmness, flavour and picking scar. `Kestrel' (2010 - Florida) ripens very early and has high evergreen fruiting potential. The fruit are large, firm, aromatic and sweet, even at early stages of ripening.

Berries are large, firm and well flavoured, with medium colour and a good scar. `Summit' (1998 - North Carolina, Arkansas) is late mid-season with a chilling requirement of -700 h. Bush is moderately vigorous and semiupright. Fruit are large, light blue, firm and flavourful with an excellent scar. Sibling of `Ozarkblue'. `Suziblue' (2009 - Georgia) is early with a chilling requirement of 400-450 h. Bush is spreading and vigorous. Leafs well after warm winters, Blueberry Taxonomy and Breeding 39 although it holds some leaves through winter.

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