What is the parentage of 'Northland', a half high blueberry?

Asked August 27, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

Can you tell me about the parentage of the Northland cultivar. Is the 'Ashworth' wild highbush in the ancestry somewhere?

Massachusetts

1 Response

Northland is a cross of Berkley and 19-H (a lowbush X Pioneer seedling cross)
There is no indication if the lowbush was a named variety.
Apparently Ashworth is in the pedigree of Chippewa.
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/53581500/catalogs/vachalf.html
Northland was developed in Michigan and Chippewa in Minnesota so I would not assume that Ashworth was used in Michigan.