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Cas Raspry


Denomination: 'Cas Raspry'
Trade name: Carita Cascade Raspberry
Botanical Name: Angelonia angustifolia
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Ralph T. Perkins, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2010-02-25
Application Number: 10-6864
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-08-23
Certificate Number: 4363
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Cartbas Depink' (Carita Cascade Deep Pink) and 'Car Rasp' (Carita Raspberry)

Summary: The plants of 'Cas Raspry' have a spreading growth habit while those of 'Car Rasp' have an upright growth habit. The shoots of 'Cas Raspry' are shorter in length than those of 'Cartbas Depink'. The leaves of 'Cas Raspry' are shorter than those of the reference varieties. The upper lip of the corolla of 'Cas Raspry' is blue pink while it is purple red for 'Cartbas Depink' and blue pink with purple towards the margin for 'Car Rasp'. The inner side of the flower chamber of 'Cas Raspry' has dense markings which are medium in intensity while the flower chamber of 'Cartbas Depink' has moderately dense markings which are strong in intensity.


PLANT: spreading growth habit
SHOOT: anthocyanin colouration below the inflorescence ranging from absent or very weak to weak

LEAF: medium to dark green on upper side, medium glossiness on upper side

COROLLA LOBES: medium reflexing, no stripes
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: blue pink (RHS 64C) on inner side
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: blue pink (RHS 64C) on inner side, weak undulation of margin
FLOWER CHAMBER: broader than long, purple red markings on inner side, markings moderate in intensity and dense
FLOWER POUCH: purple red on inner side
NECTARY BULGE: purple red

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cas Raspry' originated from a cross conducted by the breeder, Ralph T. Perkins, in Gilroy, California, USA, in August 2006. The cross was between the female propriety seedling '655-1' and the male propriety seedling '623-1' The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in May 2007. In September 2007, a single plant was selected from the progeny, based on flower colour, plant growth habit, foliage colour, plant vigour, and abundant flowers.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Cas Raspry' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on April 27, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 14, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Cas Raspry' with reference varieties 'Cartbas Depink' and 'Car Rasp'

Shoot length (cm)

  'Cas Raspry' 'Cartbas Depink' 'Car Rasp'
mean 25.7 33.6 29.6
std. deviation 1.58 2.79 1.10

Leaf length (cm)

  'Cas Raspry' 'Cartbas Depink' 'Car Rasp'
mean 4.1 7.7 5.4
std. deviation 0.31 0.56 0.27

Corolla lobes (RHS)

  'Cas Raspry' 'Cartbas Depink' 'Car Rasp'
upper lip 64C N57D with N57C at margin 64C with 64B towards margin

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Angelonia: 'Cas Raspry' (left) with the reference varieties 'Cartbas Depink' (centre) and 'Car Rasp' (right)

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Angelonia: 'Cas Raspry' (left) with the reference varieties 'Cartbas Depink' (centre) and 'Car Rasp' (right)

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Angelonia: 'Cas Raspry' (left) with the reference varieties 'Cartbas Depink' (centre) and 'Car Rasp' (right)

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