Introduced in 1996. Related to 'St. Cloud' with fruit that ripens a week earlier than 'Northblue'. A sweeter berry and more upright in growth habit than 'Northblue' but with yields as high. A good plant for the home gardener with large dark blue fruit and good blueberry flavor. Glossy, dark green leaves turn bright red in the fall. Shown to be a reliable choice for home use in zone 3, but will produce larger yields in higher zones.