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Diamond Jubilee


Denomination: 'Diamond Jubilee'
Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus
Applicant/Holder: Berryworld Plus Limited
Turnford Place
Great Cambridge Road Turnford
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
Breeder: Berryworld Plus Limited, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Agent in Canada: Smart & Biggar LLP
P.O. Box 2999, Station D
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5Y6
Tel: 613-232-2486 ex. 1279
Application Date: 2016-09-13
Provisional Protection:: 2016-09-13
Application Number: 16-9015
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-11-13
Certificate Number: 6327
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-11-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Maravilla'

Summary: The fruiting period on the current season's cane of 'Diamond Jubilee' is of medium length whereas the fruiting period is long for 'Maravilla'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to many current season shoots, bears fruit on previous season's cane in summer and on current season's cane in autumn

VERY YOUNG SHOOT: weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of apex during rapid growth
FRUITING LATERAL: semi-erect attitude, medium to long
CURRENT SEASON`S CANE: medium to long, very weak to weak bloom, strong to very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium internode length, short to medium length of vegetative bud
DORMANT CANE: medium to long, purplish brown
SPINES: sparse to medium density, small base, very short to short, purplish brown

LEAF: medium green upper side, predominantly five leaflets, weak to medium rugosity, relative position of lateral leaflets is touching
LEAFLET: concave in cross-section
TERMINAL LEAFLET: long, medium to broad

FLOWERING: begins early to mid-season on previous season's cane, begins mid-season on current season's cane
PEDUNCLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: few to medium number of spines
FLOWER: large

FRUIT: begins ripening very early to early on previous season's cane, begins ripening mid-season on current season's cane, long, broad, medium to large length to width ratio, broad conical shape in lateral view, medium red, strong glossiness, firm, medium to strong adherence to plug, long fruiting period on previous season's cane, medium length fruiting period on current season's cane
DRUPE: large to very large

Origin & Breeding History: 'Diamond Jubilee' originated as seed extracted from fruit purchased from a retail store in Faversham Kent, United Kingdom in August 2008. Although the parentage is unknown, it is suspected that the female parent is the variety 'Maravilla'. From November 2008 to August 2009 selections were made based on germination, vigour, productivity, fruit appearance, fruit size, fruit flavour and overall plant health. Asexual propagation of 'Diamond Jubilee' by root cuttings was first conducted in 2010 in Faversham Kent, United Kingdom.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Diamond Jubilee' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2014/1282, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the Bundessortenamt, in Prufstelle Wurzen, Germany, from 2016 to 2017.

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Raspberry: 'Diamond Jubilee'

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Raspberry: 'Diamond Jubilee'

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