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Jumbo


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Female
Berry color = Black
Year introduced = 1970
Variety protection = Unpatented

History

'Jumbo' was released in 1970 by B. Fry of the University of Georgia. 'Jumbo' was selected from the cross 'Higgins' x Ga. 43-17. 'Jumbo' was selected for its large size and purple color.


Comments

'Jumbo' was released as a large sized black colored variety. The problem with 'Jumbo' is the poor berry quality due to thick skins, relatively low sugar content, and poor flavor.

I do not recommend planting 'Jumbo' because of this poor fruit quality, there are now several black varieties that are better choices.


Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Vine vigor

Leaf disease

Berry rot

% Full crop

Harvest period

Ripening

% Dry scar

Jumbo

high

slight

slight

80%

midseason

even

30%

Fry

medium

slight

slight

70%

midseason

even

30%

Supreme

medium

slight

none

90%

midseason

uneven

60%