An early-season variety for Mississippi.
- Chilling requirements: 450 hours to 500 hours.
- Bloom time: Blooms five to sevent days after Climax.
- Ripening period: Ripens early to mid-June in Southern Mississippi.
- Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are very productive, moderately vigorous and have an upright growth habit.
- Berry quality: Berries are medium to large size with good color, stem scar, and flavor. Fruit firmness is less than Climax.
- Drawbacks: Austin produces large seed which is sometimes considered objectionable.
- Breeding history: Released by the University of Georgia and the United States Department of Agriculture–ARS in 1996; public release.
Braswell, John. Establishment and Maintenance of Blueberries. 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2010.