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.
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Download AtlasBlue® 'FCM12-045' Variety Attributes PDF
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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.