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Denomination: 'BC893384'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'BC89-33-84'
Botanical Name: Rubus
Applicant/Holder: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Summerland
Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre
Highway 97
Summerland, British Columbia
V0H 1Z0
Breeder: Valerie Stevens, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Agassiz, British Columbia
Agent in Canada: Summerland Varieties Corp. (SVC)
105-13677 Rosedale Avenue
Summerland, British Columbia
V0H 1Z5
Tel: 250-494-5164
Application Date: 2005-06-20
Application Number: 05-4974
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-06
Certificate Number: 3170
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-03-06

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Meeker', 'Tulameen' and 'BC89-2-89' (Esquimalt)

Summary: 'BC89-33-34' is a self fertile raspberry variety which produces many current season canes relative to the medium number of canes which are produced by 'Tulameen' and the other candidate variety 'BC89-2-89'. There is very weak anthocyanin colouration on the young shoots, compared with the medium amount of anthocyanin found in 'BC89-2-89' and 'Tulameen'. 'BC89-33-84' has sparse, short spines, while 'BC89-2-89' is spineless and 'Meeker' has moderately dense, medium length spines. 'BC89-33-84' has an early harvest date with the beginning of fruit ripening earlier than 'Meeker' and 'Tulameen' and much earlier than 'BC89-2-89'. The fruit of 'BC89-33-84' is longer than 'Meeker' and is conical in shape, whereas 'BC89-2-89' and 'Meeker' have broad conical fruit. 'BC89-33-84' has dark red, glossy fruit, compared with 'BC89-2-89' which has light red fruit which is only moderately glossy. The fruit adherence to the plug is weak for 'BC89-33-84', while 'Tulameen' has moderate adherence and 'BC89-2-89' has strong adherence to the plug.


PLANT: upright, many current season's canes, fruit bearing only on previous year's cane in summer
VERY YOUNG SHOOT: weak anthocyanin colouration at apex during rapid growth

CANE: early to mid-season vegetative bud burst, weak to medium glaucosity, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration, medium length internode, dormant cane medium to dark brown in colour
SPINES: very sparse, very small to small, very short, brownish purple colour

LEAF: medium green, three to five leaflets per leaf, concave profile in cross-section, weak to medium rugosity between veins, free to touching lateral leaflets

FLOWERING: mid-season
PEDICEL: few spines
PEDUNCLE: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: medium to large size

FRUIT RIPENING: early season
FRUITING LATERAL: semi-erect, medium to long in length
FRUIT: medium to long, medium width, length/width ratio is longer than broad, conical shape, medium to large drupe, dark red, strong glossiness, firm, weak adherence to plug

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'BC89-33-84' is the result of the cross 'BC82-5-84' x 'Tulameen', which was made in 1989 at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre in Agassiz, British Columbia. The seedling cross was designated 'BC89-33-84' in 1992. Fifteen propagations were made by asexual propagation and planted out in a trial block in Agassiz in 1992. Evaluation on the selection began upon fruiting. The selection criteria were fruit appearance, taste, flesh texture, harvest timing, plant quality, productivity and precocity.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'BC89-33-84' were conducted at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agassiz, British Columbia during 2005 and 2006. The trials consisted of randomized plot plantings made in 1993, 1997 and 2000. Fifteen replicates of each variety were planted in 3 replication plots. The plant spacing was 0.9 metres between plants and 3 metres between the rows.

Comparison tables for 'BC893384' with reference varieties 'Meeker', 'Tulameen' and 'BC89-2-89'

Length of terminal leaflet (mm)

  'BC893384' 'Meeker' 'Tulameen' 'BC89-2-89'
mean 116.3 106.0 118.0 122.1
std. deviation 15.35 9.25 10.75 7.68

Width of terminal leaflet (mm)

  'BC893384' 'Meeker' 'Tulameen' 'BC89-2-89'
mean 90.5 82.6 85.7 99.8
std. deviation 15.99 12.26 13.70 10.52

Flower diameter (mm)

  'BC893384' 'Meeker' 'Tulameen' 'BC89-2-89'
mean 8.8 8.6 8.8 9.2

Fruit length (mm)

  'BC893384' 'Meeker' 'Tulameen' 'BC89-2-89'
mean 25.6 20.3 28.5 26.9

Fruit width (mm)

  'BC893384' 'Meeker' 'Tulameen' 'BC89-2-89'
mean 21.1 20.1 23.1 23.0

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Raspberry: 'BC893384'

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