|Botanical Name:||Rubus idaeus|
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Agassiz
6947 #7 Highway
P.O. Box 1000
Agassiz, British Columbia
Chaim Kempler, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Agassiz, British Columbia
|Agent in Canada:||
Summerland Varieties Corp. (SVC)
105-13677 Rosedale Avenue
Summerland, British Columbia
|Grant of Rights Date:||2015-01-12|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2033-01-12|
Variety used for comparison: 'Malahat'
Summary: The cane of 'BC92915' has a medium bloom with a medium to long internode while the cane of 'Malahat' has a weak bloom with a short to medium length internode. The spines of 'BC92915' are absent or very sparse and very short with a very small base while the spines of 'Malahat' are sparse and short with a small base. The vegetative bud of 'BC92915' bursts mid-season whereas it bursts early for 'Malahat'. The peduncle of 'BC92915' has medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration while 'Malahat' has weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The plants of 'BC92915' begin flowering early to mid-season whereas the plants of 'Malahat' begin flowering early. The fruit of 'BC92915' is very firm with a large length to width ratio whereas the fruit of 'Malahat' is medium firmness with a medium length to width ratio.
PLANT: upright growth habit, medium number of current season canes, vegetative bud bursts mid-season, fruit bearing only on previous year's cane in summer
DORMANT CANE: greyish brown in summer
VERY YOUNG SHOOT (DURING RAPID GROWTH): no anthocyanin colouration, absent to very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of apex
CURRENT SEASON'S CANE: medium bloom, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to long internode, vegetative bud is of medium length
SPINES ON CURRENT SEASON'S CANE: absent or very sparse, very small base, very short, purplish brown
LEAF: medium green on upper side
LEAFLET: predominant number is equally three and five, profile in cross section is convex, medium rugosity, position relative to each other is free (not touching)
BEGINNING OF FLOWERING: early to mid-season
PEDICEL: few spines
PEDUNCLE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: medium sized
BEGINNING OF FRUIT RIPENING: early in the season
FRUITING PERIOD: medium length
FRUITING LATERAL: semi-erect attitude
FRUIT: long, medium width, length to width ratio is large, conical shape in lateral view, single drupe is medium sized, dark red, medium to strong glossiness, firm, medium adherence to plug
Origin & Breeding History: 'BC92915' originated from a cross conducted in 1992 at the Clearbrook Substation of the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Abbotsford, BC. The cross was between variety 'Malahat' and variety 'BC86-41-15'. 'BC92915' was selected based on its yield, fruit characteristics including size, colour, appearance and taste, disease resistance and overall performance.
Tests & Trials: The trials for 'BC92915' were conducted at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Abbotsford, British Columbia from 2011 to 2013. The trials consisted of a minimum of 25 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. There were 3 replicated plots each of which was 3 square metres in size. Within each plot, the plants were planted in 3 metre long rows with a spacing between rows of 3 metres. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety.
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