• Polaris cluster

High Chill


Polaris, a half-high variety developed in Minnesota, is recommended where a cold-hardy, early ripening companion to Northblue or Chippewa is desired. The berries are aromatic and very sweet. For best pollination and fruit set, plant Polaris alongside other cold hardy varieties.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8

Public Variety

Berry Size:

Medium Medium Size
Primary Use: Fresh
Fruit Qualities: Delicately Sweet
Bush Habitat: Compact, Upright
Chilling Level: High Chill
Ripening Season:  
Triangle Season Scale

One of the earliest ripening varieties for low chill regions, Ventura is a vigorous variety that has very fast growth and enters into production at a very young stage. It has performed well under evergreen management in plastic tunnels in Southern Europe. The fruit is large and firm with a mild flavor. Tip pruning during spring-summer growth benefits its upright habit. Due to this upright habit, the narrow crown and fast growth could be sensitive to wind damage during the first couple of years after planting, therefore use of good windbreaks and protection are highly recommended.
--Antonio A. Alamo
Breeding and R & D Manager