Coville: Bush is very vigorous and has a spreading habit. Has open fruit clusters. Needs bees for best pollination. Berry is large, medium blue, highly aromatic, and tart. Occasionally does not set fruit well, which can limit its productivity. Narrow soil adaptation and produces only moderately. Fruit is susceptible to anthracnose.
Elliott: Last to fruit of all standard varieties. Bush is vigorous and upright; plants very productive, hardy, and resistant to mummy berry disease. Berry is medium and light blue, with firm flesh and only fair flavor. Late small fruit can be tart, and berry can be fully blue when not fully ripe, so fruit should be allowed to remain on bush after coloring. Interplanting with another late-blooming variety has provided cross-pollination and improved size and flavor. Stores well. Resistant to anthracnose.
Jersey: Bush is vigorous and erect with open fruit clusters. Medium-sized, firm fruit with good color and fair flavor. May have fruit set problems; tends to set fruit without undergoing pollination, so fruit does not size. Considered by some to have sweetest flavor. Resistant to anthracnose.
Lateblue: Bush is erect, vigorous, and very productive. Berries are firm, light blue in color, and are fine flavored, but tart. High temperature during harvest may lead to stems staying on the berries when picked.
Aurora: A new release from the breeding program at Michigan State. Ripens very late--in some cases, later than Elliott. Excellent fruit quality.
Liberty: A new release from the breeding program at Michigan State. Ripens late with Elliott, but with better flavor than Elliott.