The upright bush is not only cold hardy, it requires a high-level of winter chilling of at least 800 hours of cold.
It produces uniformly-sized berries that will have a small scar after picking.
The berries store well after their mid-season harvest, and can be machine harvested for the fresh market.
Draper Blueberries tend to ripen all at once.
Draper Blueberries were developed at Michigan State University, USA by Dr Jim Hancock from a strain of Duke Blueberries. During development, it was referred to as “MSU 24”. They were released 2003.
Draper Blueberries were named after a Dr Arlen Draper, a USDA botanist, who developed the Duke blueberry strain used in development.