28-148

The 28-148 ripens about 3 to 5 days before Brooks. It has larger fruit size and a more desirable darker red color. It responds well to gibberellic acid applications to increase size and improve firmness. The chilling requirement is similar to or slightly higher than Brooks. It is self incompatible in the S6S9 incompatibility group and requires a suitable pollen source. It blooms slightly after Brooks.