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Nesbitt


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Self-fertile
Berry color = Black
Year introduced = 1985   
Variety protection = Unpatented

History

'Nesbitt' was released in 1985 by R. Goldy and W. Nesbitt of North Carolina State Univ. 'Nesbitt' was selected from the cross 'Fry' x 'Cowart' for its large berry size, resistance to ripe rot, and extended harvest period.


Comments

'Nesbitt' is one of our primary recommendations for home and pick your own uses. 'Nesbitt' ripens berries throughout the mid to late season harvest period. This trait is excellent for home and pick your own operations, as fruit is available for a long time. However, this same trait may make it difficult to use in commercial applications where a once or twice over harvest would be preferred.

'Nesbitt' has a healthy vine, and is relatively free from fruit rots. Flavor is excellent on fully ripened berries, but the skin is fairly tough.


 


 

Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Berry weight (g)

Berry diameter (mm)

Soluble solids (%)

Nesbitt

10.1

25

13.4

Fry

12.7

27

15.3

Supreme

17.7

31

13.9

 


Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Vine vigor

Leaf disease

Berry rot

% Full crop

Harvest period

Ripening

% Dry scar

Nesbitt

medium

moderate

slight

100%

midseason/late

very uneven

40%

Fry

medium

slight

slight

70%

midseason

even

30%

Supreme

medium

slight

none

90%

midseason

uneven

60%