21 Jan 2020

BLUEBERRY VENTURA: VARIETY DATA SHEET

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Vaccinium corymbosum - Fall Creek License

Exclusively from Fall Creek Genetics™, blueberries Ventura is the first Southern Highbush variety developed by Fall Creek's breeding programme. It is a vigorous upright plant that has high yields of early maturing fruit. blueberry Ventura is large, compact, medium blue and matures shortly after Snowchaser. The berry is firmer than Springhigh, with a thicker skin and lighter colour. blueberries Ventura is a Low Chill variety that adapts well to No Chill, evergreen management and is recommended for commercial production in the No Chill and Low Chill growing regions targeting high quality fresh markets. Chill hours: 200 or less.

The main features of Ventura are:

  • Gauge: L
  • Main use: fresh
  • Fruit characteristics: medium blue colour, firm
  • Plant bearing: vigorous, vertical
  • Seasonality: very early
  • Cold level: low chill

A SHRUB WITH A VERY MANAGEABLE ARCHITECTURE AND A CROWN OF VERTICAL STEMS THAT MAKES IT EASIER TO OBTAIN THE TARGETED NUMBER OF BRANCHES AND THE VOLUME OF THE FOLIAGE. THE FRUIT HAS A DELICATE FLAVOUR AND MEDIUM TEXTURE, WITH A GOOD APPEARANCE AND GOOD FLOWERING.

Patricio Cid
Head of Applied Research, Fall Creek, Latin America
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Ventura is currently the most planted variety in Southern Italy.


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