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Denomination: 'Roseberry'
Botanical Name: Fragaria × ananassa
Applicant/Holder: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Horticulture Research & Development Centre
430, boulevard Gouin, P.O. Box 457
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
J3B 3E6
Breeder: Shahrokh Khanizadeh, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
Agent in Canada: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 0X2
Tel: (306) 203-1383
Application Date: 2008-01-30
Application Number: 08-6155
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-08-30
Certificate Number: 3937
Date rights surrendered: 2022-05-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Rosalyne'

Summary: 'Roseberry' has a spreading growth habit while it is semi-upright for 'Rosalyne'. 'Roseberry' has strong plant vigour while it is medium in 'Rosalyne'. The stolons of 'Roseberry' have medium to strong anthocyanin colouration and medium pubescence while in 'Rosalyne' they have a very strong anthocyanin colouration and dense pubescence. 'Roseberry' has many flowers per infloresence while it is medium number in 'Rosalyne'. The flowers of 'Roseberry' are larger and a slightly darker blue pink than 'Rosalyne'. 'Roseberry' has large fruits while they are very small to medium in size for 'Rosalyne'. 'Roseberry' has dark red fruits while they are medium red for 'Rosalyne'. The fruit shape of 'Roseberry' is globose while it is conical for 'Rosalyne'.


PLANT: day neutral, very early beginning of fruit ripening, spreading growth habit, medium density of foliage, strong vigour, medium number of stolons
STOLON: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence

LEAF: medium size, medium green, absent or very weak blistering, medium glossiness, variegation present
TERMINAL LEAFLET: much longer in relation to width, obtuse base, serrate to crenate margin, concave in cross-section
PETIOLE: medium length, slightly outward attitude of hairs, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: very early beginning of flowering, positioned at the same level to above the level of the foliage, many flowers, horizontal attitude of hairs on the pedicel
FLOWER: petals overlapping, smaller calyx in relation to corolla, stamens present
PETAL: length much shorter in relation to width, blue pink (RHS 67C) colour

FRUIT: moderately shorter to equal length in relation to width, large size, globose, slight difference in shape of terminal fruit to others, dark red, even or very slight evenness of colour, medium glossiness, slightly uneven surface, medium width of band without achenes, achenes level with surface, calyx attachment level with fruit, outwards to downwards attitude of sepals, same size to slightly larger diameter calyx in relation to fruit diameter, medium adherence of calyx, soft to medium firmness, medium red flesh, white core, absent or small cavity

Origin & Breeding History: 'Roseberry' was developed from the cross made in 1994, in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec of, 'SJ8518-11' x ('SJ9616-1' x 'Pink Panda'). A plant was selected based on pink flowers, large fruit size and resistance to leaf diseases in 1996 for further testing.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in L'Acadie, Quebec during the summer of 2009. Plots consisted of 10 plants in a 1.5 metre straw matted row with a plant spacing of 15 centimetres within the row and a row spacing of 1.7 metres. There were 3 replicates.

Comparison table for 'Roseberry' with reference variety 'Rosalyne'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Roseberry' 'Rosalyne'
mean 2.74 2.12
std. deviation 0.08 0.15

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Strawberry: 'Roseberry' (left) with reference variety 'Rosalyne' (right)

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Strawberry: 'Roseberry' (left) with reference variety 'Rosalyne' (right)

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