'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.
'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
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Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials
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