‘Muffin Man’: An Edible Ornamental Rabbiteye Blueberry

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The rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum Aiton 2n = 6x = 72) is commercially important in the southeastern United States because of its adaptability to prevalent biotic and abiotic stresses. There is a growing interest in edible landscaping as alternative to conventional landscapes. ‘Muffin Man’ is a new public-domain, edible ornamental rabbiteye blueberry cultivar developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory for homeowners and nursery industry. ‘Muffin Man’ is characterized by notable fall coloring in leaves and numerous unique pale pink blooms that arise on

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Corresponding author. E-mail: Ebrahiem.Babiker@ars.usda.gov.

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