FHN unknown blueberry: yield and brix

fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TXApril 20, 2012

Harvested the FHN unknown with the biggest crop, about a pound. All the plants look like about 0.5 to 1 pound. This from plants that were plugs in late June last year. The brix ran 16. They have a very nice mild sweet flavor, no tartness. I like these better than almost anything else I've had except last years Sweetcrisp.

I'm not sure of the maturity because the first three of these to ripen spent 4-6 weeks in my sunroom, much warmer than the greenhouse. The ones never in the sunroom are a ways from ripe. They may be later than Jewel and Emerald. The berries are as big as those and easier to pick due to a more open cluster. They cleaned up nicely with minimal adhering spent blooms.

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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

MIne are equally delicious. Large, almost as large as Emerald. We've been grazing them for the last week or so. Quite excellent! AT least our unknown variety is a superior one!!

Patty S.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 2:05PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Patty:

How would you compare the unknown to Emerald for maturity? I think we can figure out what this is at some point. I'd think it has to be something bred in FL.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 2:23PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I might point out that I also had several unknowns that were almost uneatable. I've thrown away two and probably should a couple more. I think I got 6 plants of the unknown I like out of 10 Sweetcrisp ordered. The order also included 5 Emerald. Not sure that there are more than two Emerald that are true to type.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 4:14PM
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blueboy1977(TX9A/B)

Sweet deal Fruitnut! I hope my unknown is as good as yours. After looking at your pics and my plants I dont think we have the same unknown variety. I suppose we will see come next spring? I recieved my plants from FHN that they sent due to the mix up. Seems as though I got a pretty good deal. Since I was the first to contact them about the Sweetcrisp they sent me 2 plants of every variety they had that will grow in my zone. Ended up getting 24 plants, 12 varieties. I just got them all potted up into 3 gallon pots last week. If anything it should be a good test to see what varieties will grow in the Houston area. Here are the plants they sent me.

Abundance
Misty
Sharpblue
Gulfcoast
Scintilla
Jewel
Emerald
Sunshine Blue
Springhigh
Primadonna
Windsor
Snowchaser

So far all look healty and activily growing. Most have been in pots now for about 2 weeks. I will keep yall posted on how they perform in the Houston area.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 9:59PM
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blueboy1977(TX9A/B)

Sweet deal Fruitnut! I hope my unknown is as good as yours. After looking at your pics and my plants I dont think we have the same unknown variety. I suppose we will see come next spring? I recieved my plants from FHN that they sent due to the mix up. Seems as though I got a pretty good deal. Since I was the first to contact them about the Sweetcrisp they sent me 2 plants of every variety they had that will grow in my zone. Ended up getting 24 plants, 12 varieties. I just got them all potted up into 3 gallon pots last week. If anything it should be a good test to see what varieties will grow in the Houston area. Here are the plants they sent me.

Abundance
Misty
Sharpblue
Gulfcoast
Scintilla
Jewel
Emerald
Sunshine Blue
Springhigh
Primadonna
Windsor
Snowchaser

So far all look healty and activily growing. Most have been in pots now for about 2 weeks. I will keep yall posted on how they perform in the Houston area.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 10:00PM
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