Denomination: 'CNJ97-105-4'
Botanical Name: Vaccinium macrocarpon
Applicant/Holder: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Old Queens, Somerset Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey
United States of America
Breeder: Nicholi Vorsa, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Chatsworth, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Cassan Maclean
336 MacLaren Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 0M6
Tel: 613-238-6404 ext. 223
Application Date: 2006-09-15
Application Number: 06-5575
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-11-01
Certificate Number: 4423
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-11-01

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Pilgrim' and 'Stevens'

Summary: 'CNJ97-105-4' has strong shoot vigour while it is moderate in the reference varieties. The leaf of 'CNJ97-105-4' is longer and wider than in 'Pilgrim'. 'CNJ97-105-4' has a round fruit shape while it is ovate in 'Stevens'. The fruit width of 'CNJ97-105-4' is wider than in 'Stevens'. 'CNJ97-105-4' has weak glaucosity of the fruit while it is medium for 'Pilgrim'. The fruit weight of 'CNJ97-105-4' is heavier than in 'Stevens'.


PLANT: semi-erect attitude, strong shoot vigour, medium flowering period

LEAF: oval, obtuse apex, truncate base, entire margin, leathery texture

FRUIT: round in longitudinal cross section, medium to large size, weak glaucosity, strong colour intensity, mid season maturity

Origin & Breeding History: 'CNJ97-105-4' resulted from the cross made in 1997 at Rutgers University, Chatsworth, New Jersey with 'LeMunyon' as the seed parent and selection '#35' as the pollen parent. A single plant was selected in 1999 based on the following selection criteria: yield, fruit rot susceptibility, scald, stolon and upright vigour, total anthocyanin content of the fruit, soluble solids (Brix) of the fruit and titratable acidity of the fruit.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted at the Mayberry Cranberry Co. Farm, Richmond, British Columbia in 2009 and 2010. Plots/mats consisted of 24 plants in a 4.3 ft. x 4.3 ft. area. Plots were spaced 0.2 meters apart. There were 3 replicates arranged in a RCB design.

Comparison tables for 'CNJ97-105-4' with reference varieties 'Pilgrim' and 'Stevens'

Leaf length (mm)

  'CNJ97-105-4' 'Pilgrim' 'Stevens'
mean (LSD=0.52) 8.8 9.6 9.3
std. deviation 1.0 0.5 0.6

Leaf width (mm)

  'CNJ97-105-4' 'Pilgrim' 'Stevens'
mean (LSD=0.29) 3.8 3.3 4.0
std. deviation 0.7 0.5 0.5

Fruit width (mm)

  'CNJ97-105-4' 'Pilgrim' 'Stevens'
mean (LSD=0.80) 17.4 17.3 16.1
std. deviation 1.6 1.8 1.3

Fruit weight (gm/berry)

  'CNJ97-105-4' 'Pilgrim' 'Stevens'
mean (LSD=0.23) 2.1 1.9 1.7
std. deviation 0.4 0.5 0.3

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Cranberry: 'CNJ97-105-4' (centre) with reference varieties 'Pilgrim' (left) and 'Stevens' (right)

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