Assessment of the V45 blueberry harvester on rabbiteye blueberry and southern highbush blueberry pruned to V-shaped canopy

Takeda,F.; Krewer,G.; Andrews,E.L.; Mullinix,B.,Jr.; Peterson,D.L.

HortTechnology 18(1): 130-138


Mechanical harvesting systems for processed blueberries (<i>Vaccinium</i> spp.) are available. However, low harvest efficiency and high fruit damage have limited the use of mechanical harvesters for picking blueberries for fresh market to specific cultivars under good weather conditions. New harvesting technology for fresh-market blueberries is needed. The V45 harvester was developed by the U.S.