Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B

, Volume 14, Issue 9, pp 793–799 | Cite as

Fruit quality, anthocyanin and total phenolic contents, and antioxidant activities of 45 blueberry cultivars grown in Suwon, Korea

  • Jin Gook KimEmail author
  • Hong Lim Kim
  • Su Jin Kim
  • Kyo-Sun Park


Blueberry fruits from 45 commercial cultivars (39 northern highbush and 6 half highbush blueberry) grown in Suwon, Korea were analyzed for fruit size, soluble solids content, titratable acidity, total anthocyanin content, total phenolic content, and antioxidant activity. Fruit characteristics varied widely among the 45 blueberry cultivars. Fruit weight ranged from 0.9 to 3.6 g, soluble solids content from 8.3 to 14.3 °Brix, and titratable acidity from 0.8% to 3.6%. Antioxidant activity ranged from 0.7 to 2.1 mg of quercetin equivalents per gram of fresh berries in different blueberry cultivars. Among the 45 blueberry cultivars, high amounts of anthocyanins and polyphenols, and high antioxidant activity were observed in ‘Elliott’, ‘Rubel’, ‘Rancocas’, and ‘Friendship’.

Key words

Northern highbush blueberry Half highbush blueberry Functional food Fruit quality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jin Gook Kim
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Hong Lim Kim
    • 3
  • Su Jin Kim
    • 4
  • Kyo-Sun Park
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Life SciencesGyeongsang National UniversityJinjuKorea
  2. 2.Institute of Agriculture and Life SciencesGyeongsang National UniversityJinjuKorea
  3. 3.Namhae Sub-StationNational Institute of Horticultural and Herbal ScienceNamhaeKorea
  4. 4.Fruit Research DivisionNational Institute of Horticultural and Herbal ScienceSuwonKorea

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