- Chilling requirement: 400 hours to 500 hours.
- Ripening period: Ripens late April to mid- to late May.
- Plant yield, vigor and growth habits: Plants are moderately vigorous but only moderately productive and have a semi-upright growth habit.
- Berry qualities: Berry size and color is medium with good picking scar, firmness and flavor. One of O’Neal’s most favorable features is, it begins bloom early and has an extended bloom period making it a desirable pollinizer for other southern highbush cultivars, and is recommended primarily for this purpose throughout Mississippi.