Submitted to: Acta Horticulturae International Symposium on Vaccinium Culture
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/15/2000
Publication Date: 12/1/2000
Citation: Spiers, J.M., Stringer, S.J., Gupton, C.L., Draper, A. 2000. 'biloxi' southern highbush blueberry. Acta Horticulturae 7th International Symposium on Vaccinium Culture. pg. 87
Technical Abstract: 'Biloxi' is a southern highbush blueberry release by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) breeding program at Poplarville, MS. Fruit of 'Biloxi' ripens early, a few days earlier than Jubilee, but the bloom period is also early. This puts it at risk in years of late spring freezes. 'Biloxi' should be interplanted with other southern highbush cultivars to facilitate fruit set, early ripening, and maximum yield. No virus symptoms have been observed on this cultivar. It is recommended that 'Biloxi' be planted for trial in areas where southern highbush blueberries are grown successfully, roughly corresponding to the Gulfcoast Region of USDA plant hardiness zone 8.