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Article about Blueberry Breeding and Production in Australia
« on: October 29, 2022, 06:59:54 PM »
Griffith Review, an Australian journal, has an article about blueberry breeding and production in Australia in their latest issue, Number 78. The article is titled "Big Blueberry" and is by Nicole Hasham. The parts I found very interesting were about Ridley Bell of Mountain Blue Orchards and his decades-long breeding program for creating improved blueberries. Hopefully, someday (probably once his patent expires), his Eureka variety will be available for home growers in the US.

Here is the link: https://www.griffithreview.com/articles/big-blueberry/

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Re: Article about Blueberry Breeding and Production in Australia
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2022, 11:32:32 PM »
I don't have a sub subscription to the magazine, so I couldn't read your article, but I did find several other sources. 16 gram blueberries are huge! We had a 9 gram berry once. It completely covered a quarter. 16 grams would be almost 50% bigger than that!

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.fruitnet.com/asiafruit/eureka-throws-its-weight-around/175141.article&ved=2ahUKEwj7vPr9-4b7AhXoRTABHX6LBAQQFnoECCoQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1eM1dK3CUb0qQVDj-MKvzl

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Re: Article about Blueberry Breeding and Production in Australia
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2022, 02:49:35 AM »
The Griffith Review article link opened for me without subscription ( in Australia ).
Here is a FB page for Eureka Blueberry, discussed in the article.
https://www.facebook.com/eurekablueberries/
I did notice some extra large blueberries in punnets at my local Coles Supermarket.
Will have to check if that is the fruit mentioned, as they said in the article.

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Re: Article about Blueberry Breeding and Production in Australia
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2022, 06:16:29 PM »
I don't have a sub subscription to the magazine, so I couldn't read your article, but I did find several other sources. 16 gram blueberries are huge! We had a 9 gram berry once. It completely covered a quarter. 16 grams would be almost 50% bigger than that!

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.fruitnet.com/asiafruit/eureka-throws-its-weight-around/175141.article&ved=2ahUKEwj7vPr9-4b7AhXoRTABHX6LBAQQFnoECCoQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1eM1dK3CUb0qQVDj-MKvzl

I should have said almost twice as big. Not 50%

 

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