An early-season variety for Mississippi.
- Chilling requirement: 450 hours to 550 hours.
- Bloom time: Blooms seven to 10 days after Climax. Blooms late February – early March in the southern growing region.
- Ripening period: Ripens late May to early June, about the same time as Climax, in Southern Mississippi.
- Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are productive, vigorous and upright with narrow crowns.
- Berry quailties: Berries are medium size and have good color, firmness, flavor and small dry scars.
- Drawbacks: Fruit size has been smaller than expected under some conditions.
- Variety replacement possibility: Alapaha is considered to be a potential replacement for Climax.
- Breeding history: Released jointly by the University of Georgia and the United States Deparment of Agriculture-ARS in 2001; patented.
Braswell, John. Establishment and Maintenance of Blueberries. 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2010.