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