TODAY’S PATENT – FL06-556
The present invention relates to a blueberry plant named FL06-556. The present invention was invented by Lyrene, Paul M. (Micanopy, FL), Olmstead, James W.(Gainesville, FL). The present invention is patented in USPTO and the patent number of this present invention is PP27771.
FL06-556 is a new southern highbush blueberry variety which is distinguished by a low chilling requirement, very firm, crisp fruit that is very sweet, upright growth habit, and the fruit are low on acid with a small dry picking scar. The berries/fruits ripen from mid-April through May when this plant is grown in deciduous plants in north-central Florida and also South Georgia.
Thousands of plant of this invention has been propagated by softwood stem cuttings in Gainesville, Fla. This makes it indistinguishable from the original plant. Contrast is made to Emerald, the claimed plant has firmer and sweeter fruit than emerald. FL0-556 blooms later than that of ‘Emerald’. the invention originated as a seedling from a cross between ‘sweet crisp’ and ‘FL98-325. This cross was made in Gainesville, Fla in February 2003. The seedling was planted in a high-density field in May 2004.