• Darrow berries
  • Darrow in hands

High Chill

Darrow

Darrow boasts one of the largest berries of all cultivars, yielding fruit the size of a quarter. The berries are slightly flat and light blue with a memorable robust flavor, making them well worth every gardener’s effort.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8

Public Variety

Berry Size:

Large Large Size
Primary Use: Fresh
Fruit Qualities: Juicy, Robust
Bush Habit: Upright
Chilling Level: High Chill
Ripening Season  
Triangle Season Scale
Late

Ochlockonee is considered the standard for late season rabbiteyes currently on the market. It performs very well in low and mid chill areas with mild winters and supplies late-season high quality fruit for market demands. It is a heavy producer of sweet medium-size fruit with lower grittiness than the average rabbiteye.  However, it is susceptible to fruit cracking in rainy environments, so plastic tunnel coverage is recommended to protect the fruit. Like all rabbiteye cultivars, Ochlockonee requires cross-pollination to ensure a good fruit set.
--Antonio A. Alamo
Breeding and R & D Manager