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Low Chill

Ventura

Exclusive to Fall Creek Genetics™, Ventura is the first Southern Highbush release from Fall Creek’s breeding program. It is a vigorous upright plant and has produced high yields of early ripening fruit at our research trial sites. The berries are large sized, firm, medium blue in color and ripen shortly after Snowchaser. Fruit is firmer than Springhigh with thicker skin and lighter color. Ventura is a Low Chill variety that adapts well to No Chill, evergreen management and is recommended for commercial plantings in No and Low Chill growing regions that target the earliest high quality fresh markets. 

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Berry Size:

Large Large Size
Primary Use: Fresh
Fruit Qualities: Medium Blue, Firm
Bush Habitat: Upright, Vigorous
Chilling Level: Low Chill
Ripening Season:  
Triangle Season Scale
Very Early

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