Sky Blue®

Sky Blue® is a new rabbit-eye cultivar developed by Plant & Food Research (New Zealand). It is a semi-upright plant, of medium to strong vigour. Fruits are firm and aromatic with a good balance of sugar and acidity. Fruit size is large, averaging 2.3 g per berry. The berries have a nice bloom and shelf life is excellent. Yields have been rated high in the Waikato and Hawke’s Bay regions in New Zealand (test plots). Sky Blue® ripens together with the latest ripening V. corymbosum variety available, but shows overall superior characteristics. Sky Blue® requires a cross pollinator and is not suitable in regions with harsh winters.