'Higgins' was released in 1955 by M. Murphy and B. Fry of the University of Georgia. 'Higgins' was selected from the cross 'Yuga' x 'White Male' pollinator.
In its time, 'Higgins' was a very important cultivar. 'Higgins' was the first cultivar to combine large berry size with good berry quality. However, 'Higgins' is an older cultivar and has been eclipsed by newer, better cultivars.
'Higgins' has a wet scar, is susceptible to fruit rots, has a late harvest date, and is not recommended for planting in either home or commercial orchards. However, the genetics of 'Higgins' lives on as it features prominently in the pedigree of many modern cultivars.
Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials
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