• Ochlockonee cluster
  • Ochlockonee bush
  • Ochlockonee in hand

Mid Chill

Ochlockonee

Ochlockonee has become the leading Rabbiteye in the Pacific Northwest. Planted with Overtime and a pollinator, Ochlockonee has consistent yields of firm, flavorful berries. Field observations indicate Ochlockonee is more resistant to bacterial canker than Powderblue. It is recommended for commercial plantings where late, high quality, fresh market fruit is desired.

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Fall Creek® and its affiliated nurseries are licensed to sell Ochlockonee in Canada and Europe, and exclusively licensed to sell in California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and South Africa.

Berry Size:

Medium - Large Medium - Large Size
Primary Use: Fresh
Fruit Qualities: Medium Blue, Good Sweet Flavor
Bush Habitat: Upright, Vigorous
Chilling Level: Mid Chill
Ripening Season:  
Triangle Season Scale
Very 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