southern-highbush-gupton

Gupton

Gupton is a new cultivar from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The bush has an upright shape and is very productive. Its chill needs are probably lower than the 400 hours estimated by the breeder. In initial tests in a region with no real cold season, the fruit set was good. “Half the crop” is ready to harvest a week after the Star variety ripens. Gupton bears large, light blue fruit which is sweet and very firm. Tests performed by breeders have shown it to be very productive. In every year of assessment, it yields higher than the Star variety.