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D. Scott NeSmith

, including V. corymbosum , V. darrowi , and V. ashei . ‘Suziblue’ has an estimated chill requirement of 400 to 450 h (less than 7 °C). It is an early-season southern highbush with large fruit (2.2 to 2.8 g/berry). Berries are medium to light blue in color

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D. Scott NeSmith and Mark K. Ehlenfeldt

the new cultivar ( Fig. 1 ) shows it is a hybrid containing considerable Vaccinium corymbosum L. and V. darrowii Camp with a small amount of V. ashei Reade coming through ‘Sharpblue’ ( Lyrene and Sherman, 1992 ). Although from a more recent cross

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D. Scott NeSmith

been that berries ripen during the months of April and May instead of June like most of the rabbiteye ( V. virgatum Aiton; syn. V. ashei Reade) grown in the state. Recent University of Georgia (UGA) cultivars, ‘Rebel’ (USPP 18138), ‘Suziblue’ (USPP

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Omar A. Lopez, Danny L. Barney, Bahman Shafii, and William J. Price

seeds had germinated, whereas only 4% of nontreated seeds had germinated. Higher concentrations of GA 3 failed to significantly increase germination. In contrast, GA treatments failed to influence V. ashei seed germination ( Ballington et al., 1976

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Blair J. Sampson, Stephen J. Stringer, and Donna A. Marshall

that might affect flower function and viability. One cultivar in particular, Vaccinium virgatum Aiton (syn. V. ashei Reade) ‘Premier’, often bears blooms that are to varying degrees deformed. These blooms could baffle some flower-visiting bees like

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Mark K. Ehlenfeldt

≈87% V. corymbosum L. and ≈13% other species, primarily V. darrowii Camp. (5%) and V. virgatum Ait. (syn. V. ashei Reade) (≈4%), with small amounts of other species ( Brevis et al., 2008 ; Ehlenfeldt, personal communication). Fig. 1. Pedigree

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Lisa J. Rowland, Anik L. Dhanaraj, Dhananjay Naik, Nadim Alkharouf, Ben Matthews, and Rajeev Arora

. The cultivars used were relatively cold-tolerant V. corymbosum ‘Bluecrop’ (the industry standard) and more cold-sensitive V. ashei Reade ‘Tifblue’. From protein profiles, the levels of three proteins of 65, 60, and 14 kDa were observed to increase

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Mark K. Ehlenfeldt and James J. Polashock

. angustifolium (lowbush blueberry), 4 x V. corymbosum (highbush blueberry), and 6 x V. ashei (rabbiteye blueberry). As such, these three types may be considered the primary gene pool of blueberry. Two other commercial types of blueberry are more distinctly

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Mark K. Ehlenfeldt and Bryan T. Vinyard

; Ehlenfeldt, 1994 ; Hancock and Siefker, 1982 ). V. darrowii is cold sensitive, has virtually no chilling requirement, and grows natively only in Florida and southern areas of adjoining states ( Vander Kloet, 1988 ). V. ashei Reade (rabbiteye blueberry

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David R. Bryla, Robert G. Linderman, and Wei Q. Yang

’, ‘Bluecrop’, ‘Bluejay’, ‘Bluetta’, ‘Briggitta Blue’, ‘Darrow’, ‘Duke’, ‘Earliblue’, ‘Elliott’, and ‘Rubel’, and one cultivar of rabbiteye blueberry ( V. ashei Reade), ‘Powderblue’. Altogether, these 11 cultivars represent ≈90% of the total area of blueberry