‘Echo’ Ornamental Reflowering Blueberry

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Contributor Notes

This research was funded by the Oregon Blueberry and Washington Blueberry Commissions, a grant through the Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research, and USDA-ARS research project 2072-21220-003-00D.

We gratefully acknowledge Gil Buller, former Research Assistant, at Oregon State University-North Willamette Research and Extension Center (Aurora); Peter Boches and Paul Sandefur (Fall Creek Farm and Nursery, Inc., Lowell, OR) for evaluating ‘Echo’; and Amanda Lake (USDA-ARS) for efforts to produce the G1 material (mother plants) free of known viruses and for the name suggestion; and David Nicholson and Mara Guttman (USDA-ARS) for managing the Material Transfer Agreements while testing this plant material. Mention of trade names or commercial products in this manuscript is solely for the purpose of providing specific information and does not imply a recommendation or endorsement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Corresponding author. E-mail: Chad.Finn@ARS.USDA.GOV.

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    New growth on ‘Echo’ blueberry in April.

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    Young 2-year-old ‘Echo’ blueberry plant in bloom in late July.

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    Fruiting, young, 3-year-old ‘Echo’ blueberry plants in late August.

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    Fruiting and flowering mature ‘Echo’ blueberry plants in late August.

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    Fruit cluster on August crop of ‘Echo’ blueberry (mean weight and dimensions: 0.75 g; 1.22 × 1.19 cm).

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