|Botanical Name:||Vaccinium macrocarpon|
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Old Queens, Somerset Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey
United States of America
Nicholi Vorsa, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Chatsworth, United States of America
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Varieties used for comparison: 'Ben Lear' and 'NJS98-23'
Summary: The 50 berry weight of 'NJS98-35' is greater than that of 'Ben Lear' and less than that of 'NJS98-23. The surface of the berries of 'NJS98-35' has very slight unevenness (ribbing) whereas that of 'Ben Lear' is smooth and that of 'NJS98-23' is of medium unevenness. The berry colour through the entire fruit canopy of 'NJS98-35' is partially not uniform whereas it is not uniform for 'Ben Lear'. After fruit harvest, the upright shoots for 'NJS98-35' are dense whereas they are of medium density for both reference varieties. The tendency to develop multiple buds on the upright shoots of 'NJS98-35' is medium whereas it is weak for both reference varieties.
YOUNG PLANT (at end of establishment period): dense vegetative growth
PLANT: early flowering, early harvest maturity
UPRIGHT SHOOTS (AFTER HARVEST): medium length, dense, medium tendency to produce multiple buds
LEAF: elliptic shape, obtuse to rounded apex, rounded base, entire margin, dark green on upper surface and medium green on lower surface (just after flowering)
FRUIT: broad elliptic shape in longitudinal cross-section, medium to large, low length/width ratio, fruit surface slightly uneven, strong glaucosity, red to dark red, rounded to slightly angular corners of locules in cross-section, colour moderately uniform throughout the entire fruit canopy, high total anthocyanin (TAcy) content
Origin & Breeding History: 'NJS98-35' resulted from the cross made in 1985 at Rutgers University, Chatsworth, New Jersey with 'Franklin' as the seed parent and 'Ben Lear' as the pollen parent. In 1993, a single plant was selected based on fruit yield, fruit rot susceptibility/resistance, scald, stolon and upright vigour, total anthocyanin content (TAcy), soluble solids and titratable acidity.
Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were planted in Burnaby, British Columbia in June 2011 using virus negative one inch plugs with 2 to 3 nodes per cutting. Approximately 100 rooted cuttings of each variety were planted at a density of approximately 1 plant per 9 decimeters squared resulting in a plot size of 3.05 meters by 3.35 meters with an approximate density of 30 to 40 uprights per decimeter squared having arisen from stolons rooted along multiple points within the plot. There were 4 replicates per variety arranged in a Latin Square design. There were 60 cm pathways between each replicate of each variety in the test. Observations of each variety were taken from the plots in the fall of 2016. Measured characteristics were based on 8 measurements per variety per year.
Comparison table for 'NJS98-35' with reference varieties 'Ben Lear' and 'NJS98-23'
Berry: weight (grams/50 berries)
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