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Series: University of Florida

Vaccinium 'Scintilla' PP19,233

CATEGORY  Southern Blueberry

Agri-Starts, Inc. is licensed by Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc., a direct support organization of the University of FL. Licensed USA (excluding AZ, CA, OR, WA). All plants are U.S. Patent Protected. Unlicensed propagation is prohibited by law.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Early season, 200 chill hours
  • Very large berry
  • Very firm
  • Outstanding flavor
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HEIGHT:

5-6 ft

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun

ZONE:

8-10

PURPOSE:

· Food Production

APPLICATIONS:

· Commercial Food Production
· Edible Garden

FEATURES:

· Partially Self-fertile
· Low Chill

TYPE:

· Southern Highbush

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained

HABIT:

· Upright

BLOOMS:

· Spring

FLOWER COLOR:

· White

CHILLING REQUIREMENT:

· 200 Hours

FRUITING SEASON:

· Spring

COMMERCIAL MARKET:

· Local or You Pick
· Wine
· Fresh
· Jams & Jellies

CAN'T SHIP TO:

· Oregon
· Arizona
· Washington
· California

'Scintilla' has a vigorous and semi-upright growth habit. Its survival under field conditions is medium to good. This survival implies acceptable levels of resistance to stem blight (Botryosphaeria dothidea) and root rot (Phytopthora cinnamomi), the principal pathogens that kill blueberries in Florida. The plant requires the standard commercial fungicide applications after harvest to retain leaves through autumn. 'Scintilla' is partially self-incompatible and requires cross pollination for full fruit set. 'Scintilla' produces only a medium number of fruit, but these are very large. The plant flowers earlier than Star and Windsor, and freeze protection may needed as early as January 20. The plant produces new vegetative growth early enough in the season to fully support berry development. Berry quality is high. The berry is large and has excellent color, scar, firmness and flavor. Berry clusters are loose and the berry can be harvested rapidly. Berries have been picked, packed, and shipped through a commercial packinghouse without problems.

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PURPOSE:

· Food Production

APPLICATIONS:

· Commercial Food Production
· Edible Garden

FEATURES:

· Partially Self-fertile
· Low Chill

TYPE:

· Southern Highbush

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained

HABIT:

· Upright

BLOOMS:

· Spring

FLOWER COLOR:

· White

CHILLING REQUIREMENT:

· 200 Hours

FRUITING SEASON:

· Spring

COMMERCIAL MARKET:

· Local or You Pick
· Wine
· Fresh
· Jams & Jellies

CAN'T SHIP TO:

· Oregon
· Arizona
· Washington
· California

GROWING INFO:
4" Crop Time: 12-18 weeks
6" Crop Time: 16-22 weeks
8" Crop Time: 22-28 weeks
12" Crop Time: 28-36 weeks
pH: 4.5 - 5.0
EC: 1.5


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