24 brix blueberry???
The Jewel and Scintilla in my sunroom are ripening.
Berries on Jewel are large, just like last summer.
The Scintilla plant hasn't grown at all and is water deficit because the potting media has gone bad. I'm 99% certain the bottom of the media has water logged. The plant is using less than half the water of the Jewel, rest runs out the bottom.
Jewel tested 13.8 brix on the fruit pictured and Scintilla 24. The Scintilla fruit are nearly as firm as Sweetcrisp last summer but less crisp. The Scintilla has a very strong agreeable blueberry flavor mostly in the skins.
Results agree with what I see on stone fruit; sweeter, firmer, more flavorful fruit with a long term water deficit.
Anyone else have experience with water deficit blueberry?
Jewel left, Scintilla right.