U.S. Patent PP19,342
Southern Highbush Blueberry Variety
Description: ‘FLX-1’ is a southern highbush blueberry clone distinguished by its low chilling requirement, its vigorous, upright bush and by its very firm, sweet berries. Through multiple field trials, it has been determined that ‘FLX-1’ is best suited for commercialization in desert or Mediterranean climates.
In Florida, ‘FLX-1’ is excessively susceptible to stem blight (Botryosphaeria dothidea), which kills plants after two or three years in the field. ‘FLX-1’ also does not receive enough chill hours in the state of Florida to properly leaf in the Spring.
In field trials conducted in the proper climate, ‘FLX-1’ produces berries of very high quality, yields well, and exhibits a very desirable upright growth habit.
License Availability: In the USA, San Joaquin ‘FLX-1’ is exclusively licensed to Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc..
License Availability:FFSP Has licensed the following entities for the San Joaquin ‘FLX-1’ cultivar outside of the USA
|Licensed Territory||Licensee||Type of License|
|Argentina||Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc.||Exclusive License|
|Brazil||Dole Berry Company||Exclusive License|
|Chile||Dole Berry Company||Exclusive License|
|European Union||Rusticas del Guavaquir SA||Exclusive License|
|Mexico||Dole Berry Company||Exclusive License|
|New Zealand||Gourmet Blueberries, Ltd.||Exclusive License|
|Peru||Hortifrut S.A.||Exclusive License|
|Republic of South Africa||Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc.||Exclusive License|
|Uruguay||Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc.||Exclusive License|