• ‘Brigitta Blue’ and ‘Elliott’ hybrid, bred by James F. Hancock, Michigan State University, USA.
  • Mature shrub boasts upright to semi-spreading habit and grows up to 1.5 m high and 1.2 m across.
  • Self-fertile but cross-pollination makes its fruits bigger and better.
  • Bears fruits which are 1.1-1.3 cm long and 1.4-1.8 cm across, and on average weigh 1.5 g, they are violet blue in colour; compared to ‘Elliott’, its fruits have more intense colour, they are firmer, with a drier pedicel scar and contain the same amount of antioxidants as ‘Elliott’; their storage life is very long, they are transport tolerant, good for direct consumption, freezing or making like jams, jellies or yoghurts.
  • Suitable for mechanical harvesting because of short ripening time; ‘Liberty®’ ripens 10-14 days before ‘Aurora’.
  • Cold hardiness -37°C (USDA zone 3).