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Denomination: 'Von'
Botanical Name: Rubus
Applicant/Holder: North Carolina State University
Office of Technology Transfer
1021 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States of America
Breeder: James Ralph Ballington, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, United States of America
Gina Elizabeth Fernandez, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Aventum IP Law LLP
830-555 Legget Drive, Tower B
Ottawa, Ontario
K2K 2X3
Tel: 613-232-5300 Ext 321
Application Date: 2018-01-03
Provisional Protection:: 2018-01-03
Application Number: 18-9371

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'hfm-2'

Summary: The plant growth habit of 'Von' is upright to semi-upright while that of 'hfm-2' is upright.


PLANT: upright to semi-upright growth habit, very few to few new canes
DORMANT CANE: medium to long, medium diameter at middle third, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to many branches, distribution of branches predominantly over whole length of cane, angular in cross-section, no spines
YOUNG SHOOT: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to dark green, medium number of glandular hairs

TIME OF LEAF BUD BURST: early season
LEAF: predominantly five leaflets per leaf, palmate type, medium to dark green on upper side, medium glossiness of upper side, medium to large stipules
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium to long, medium to broad, no lobing, v-shaped in cross-section, strong undulation of margin, medium blistering between veins, medium depth bi-serrate incisions of margin

BEGINNING OF FLOWERING: early to mid season on previous year's cane, no flowering on current year's cane
FLOWER: large diameter, white with violet tinge

BEGINNING OF FRUIT RIPENING: mid to late season on previous year's cane, no fruiting on current year's cane
FRUITING LATERAL: long, medium number of prickles
FRUIT: medium length, medium to broad, medium length to width ratio, medium ovate in longitudinal cross-section, black
DRUPELETS: many, large

Origin & Breeding History: 'Von' (experimental designation NC 430) originated from an open-pollinated cross that occurred at the North Carolina State University Upper Piedmont Research Station in Reidsville, North Carolina, USA. On May 15, 1995, an open-pollinated seedling of NC 430 resulted from a bulked collection of seeds from fruit collected from a population of F1 hybrid plants, those of which resulted from the cross between Navaho and NC 194. On July 1, 1998, NC 430 was selected for its mid to late season fruit ripening, fruit size, fruit quality and thornless canes, and was later named 'Von'.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Von' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2016/0365, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany from 2017 to 2018.

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Blackberry: 'Von'

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Blackberry: 'Von'

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