The fruit will have a large scar when picked, but resists cracking and stores well after harvest. Despite this, it doesn’t ship particularly well.
Berkeley Blueberries are grown for both fresh and processing use.
The bush is spreading but open, and gives high yields in large, loose clusters that are easy to pick by hand. The berries can also be harvested mechanically, but a lot of the fruit tends to just fall off during the process.
Berkeley Blueberries were released 1949.