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Zero Chill

AtlasBlue® ‘FCM12-045’

AtlasBlue® ‘FCM12-045’ was released for its vigorous growth habit, exceptional yields, and high-quality fruit. Selected for its performance in Zero Chill production systems, it ripens in the same time frame as ‘Biloxi’ and ‘Ventura’ but has a more concentrated ripening period. If the fruit is allowed to ripen fully, AtlasBlue® ‘FCM12-045’ develops a very aromatic flavor and in our lab tests the storage life and firmness were impressive. Although self-fertile, cross-pollination is highly recommended to ensure maximum fruit size.

We do not recommend this variety for traditional, semi-deciduous low-chill production systems, and trials are still in progress to determine the commercial viability of AtlasBlue® ‘FCM12-045’ in low-chill evergreen production systems. This variety has increased water demand and requires proper management of the excessive vegetative growth.

Licensees Download the AtlasBlue® 'FCM12-045' Variety Management Guide.

Download AtlasBlue® 'FCM12-045' Variety Attributes PDF

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Licensed Variety

Licensed to Fall Creek®. Royalties may apply. Please contact your regional Fall Creek® representative for details. U.S. Patent No. PP29,468 Mexico PBR No. 1742 CPVO PBR App. No. 2016/1751 Peru PBR App. No. 1313-2017 Unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Berry Size:

Medium - Large Medium - Large Size
Primary Use: Fresh
fruit qualities: Medium Dark, Firm, Sweet
Bush Habit: Rounded, Upright
Chilling Level: Zero Chill
Ripening Season  
Triangle Season Scale

“AtlasBlue® 'FCM12-045' is a vigorous bush with a high yield potential that naturally produces at the end of winter or early spring. The fruit is medium dark with striped wax and a very fruity flavor.”
— Patty Rodriguez-Armenta
Latin America Breeder at Fall Creek®