Volume 61 Number 1 Article 7 Pages: 34-37
Year 2007 Month 1
Title: 'Camellia' Southern Highbush Blueberry
Authors: D.S. NeSmith and A.D. Draper
‘Camellia’ is a new southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium hybrid) jointly released by the University of Georgia
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the University of Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station,
and the United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service. ‘Camellia’ is an early-to midseason
southern highbush blueberry, having highly desirable fruit attributes, including very light blue color and
large berry size.
The new cultivar has an estimated chill-hour requirement (hours at <7°C) of 450 to 500 hours
based on comparisons of multi-year bloom dates with the standard southern highbush cultivars ‘Star’ and ‘O’Neal’.
Plants are highly vigorous, with strong cane growth and an open, upright bush habit and a narrow crown.
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