Blueberries, water, and fruit quality
Tested the brix of Jewel berries today. These are sweeter and much more flavorful than the Jewel I grew last spring. They are also sweeter than a month ago. Could be that they are just riper. But a month ago the brix was 13.4, now 16. Last year they were in the 12-13 range. In a test in CA Jewel averaged between 11 and 12 in each of three years.
What's different now is that I've cut the water to about 2/3 of what the plant was getting a month ago. We'll see if this approach pans out as the main crop in the greenhouse ripens in April. In the past my blueberries have been large and soft, mostly not too sweet or flavorful, but high in yield; all things I associate with excess water in other fruit crops.