Denomination: 'VACSID22'
Botanical Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Applicant/Holder: Sidhu and Sons Nursery
9623 Sylvester Road
Mission, British Columbia
V2V 7K6
Breeder: Gurdev Sidhu, Sidhu and Sons Nursery, Mission, British Columbia
Application Date: 2014-06-06
Application Number: 14-8351
Protective direction granted: 2014-06-06
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-08-30
Certificate Number: 5322
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-08-30

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Duke' and 'Reka'

Summary: The leaf of 'VACSID22' is larger than the leaf of 'Reka'. The intensity of anthyocyanin colouration on the corolla tube is weak to medium for 'VACSID22' whereas it is very weak for 'Duke'. The depth of the calyx basin is very shallow for 'VACSID22' whereas the calyx basin is of medium depth for 'Duke'. The fruit of 'VACSID22' is low to medium sweetness with medium to high acidity whereas the fruit for 'Duke' is medium to high sweetness and low to medium acidity.


PLANT: strong vigour, upright growth habit, flowers and fruits on one-year-old shoots only, flowering begins early season, fruit ripening begins early season
ONE-YEAR-OLD SHOOT: green, long internode length

LEAF: medium length to width ratio, elliptic shape, dark green on upper side, entire margin

COROLLA: urceolate shape
CORROLA TUBE: medium size with ridges, weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration

FRUIT: medium density fruit cluster, medium intensity of green on unripe fruit, large, oblate shape in longitudinal section, sepals reflexed with semi-erect attitude, very shallow calyx basin, medium bloom intensity, dark blue skin, firm, low to medium sweetness, medium to high acidity

Origin & Breeding History: 'VACSID22' arose from an open pollinated cross between 'Reka' (female parent) and 'Duke' (male parent) made in 2004 in Mission, BC, Canada. From the resulting progeny, 'VACSID22' was selected in 2008 for plant vigour, fruit firmness and abundance.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trials for 'VACSID22' were conducted by Expert Agriculture Team Ltd., in Chilliwack, British Columbia during the 2015 growing season. The plots were planted in the spring of 2014 in a randomized complete block design. Each variety consisted of 2 replicates with 3 plants per replicate for a total of 6 plants of each variety. Plants were spaced approximately 60 centimetres apart within rows and 3 metres between rows. Measurements were taken from 6 plants or parts of plants of each variety. Mean differences were significant at the 5% confidence probability level based on a paired Student's t-test.

Comparison tables for 'VACSID22' with reference varieties 'Duke' and 'Reka'

Leaf length (cm)

  'VACSID22' 'Duke' 'Reka'
mean 5.67 5.86 5.06
std. deviation 0.702 0.639 0.462

Leaf width (cm)

  'VACSID22' 'Duke' 'Reka'
mean 3.18 3.28 2.81
std. deviation 0.459 0.425 0.292

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Blueberry: 'VACSID22' (top) with reference varieties 'Duke' (centre) and 'Reka' (bottom)

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