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Series: University of Florida

Vaccinium 'Farthing' PP19,503

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, 100-300 chill hours
  • Large berries
  • Consistently Large Yields
  • High-Quality Fruit
  • Strong Bush
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HEIGHT:

6-7 ft

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Sun

ZONE:

8-10

PURPOSE:

· Food Production
· Health

APPLICATIONS:

· Patio & Garden
· Edible Garden
· Commercial Food Production
· Containers

FEATURES:

· Partially Self-fertile
· Easy to Grow
· Mechanically Harvest
· Great Foliage

TYPE:

· Southern Highbush

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Average Water
· Moist, Well-Drained

BLOOMS:

· Spring

FOLIAGE COLOR:

· Dark Green

FLOWER COLOR:

· White

CHILLING REQUIREMENT:

· Less than 100 Hours

FRUITING SEASON:

· Spring
· Mid

COMMERCIAL MARKET:

· Local or You Pick
· Fresh
· Process

CAN'T SHIP TO:

· Oregon
· Arizona
· Washington
· California

Farthing' is vigorous and survives well in commercial fields. It is a vigorous but not a tall-growing plant. It has the somewhat squat bush structure of 'Windsor', but with more branchiness. The leaves are unusually dark-green in color. The plant makes numerous flower buds and flowers very heavily. Flowering is not as late as for 'Star' and 'Windsor' but later than for 'Emerald', 'Jewel', and 'Millennia'. The berries begin to ripen at about the same time as 'Star', 'Windsor', and 'Emerald'. Because of the high crop load typical of 'Farthing', the harvest continues for 6 weeks, similar to 'Emerald'. Plant survival in the field has been good. The plants can be propagated readily by softwood cuttings. 'Farthing' is partially self-incompatible and requires cross pollination for full fruit set. The berries of 'Farthing' are potentially very large on plants that have a light crop, but the typical heavy crop reduces berry size somewhat. The berries are high in most quality components. The color of the berries tends to be dark. Berry firmness is exceptionally good, and the texture is somewhat but not fully crisp. Berry scar and flavor are good. The berries have been harvested, packed, and shipped commercially with no reported problems.

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PURPOSE:

· Food Production
· Health

APPLICATIONS:

· Patio & Garden
· Edible Garden
· Commercial Food Production
· Containers

FEATURES:

· Partially Self-fertile
· Easy to Grow
· Mechanically Harvest
· Great Foliage

TYPE:

· Southern Highbush

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Average Water
· Moist, Well-Drained

BLOOMS:

· Spring

FOLIAGE COLOR:

· Dark Green

FLOWER COLOR:

· White

CHILLING REQUIREMENT:

· Less than 100 Hours

FRUITING SEASON:

· Spring
· Mid

COMMERCIAL MARKET:

· Local or You Pick
· Fresh
· Process

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: 22-28 weeks
pH: 4.5 - 5.0
EC: 1.5


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