To live up to its name, it surpasses all known varieties in vitality and berry size. Titania produces bunches of 5 to 6 very large, black, firm berries, which last exceptionally long on the strong and upright growing shrub. This makes it ideal for mechanical harvesting and easy to pick by hand. Titania is self-fertile and not sensitive to late frost, so it produces regular and very high yields. According to scientific observation, Titania is completely resistant to blackcurrant mite, mildew, rust and leaf fall disease. Due to its high sugar-acid ratio and high pectin content, Titania is particularly suitable for the production of brandy and juices, for the processing into jams and jellies and for fresh consumption.
is a new black variety from Skierniewice in Poland, specially selected for the manual harvest of currants. Gofert brings 8 - 10 large, easily picked berries per bunch. These are excellent in taste, rich in vitamin C, sugar and extract, which makes them interesting both for the fresh market and for processing. Due to its strong growth and very high yield, Gofert is very well suited for blackcurrant spindle systems. It is resistant to American gooseberry mildew and rust of currant. The sum of these characteristics makes them interesting for every manual harvest, for the home garden, for organic and integrated production.
JONKHER VAN TETS
Jonkher van Tets is a well-tried early variety that ripens here already at the end of June. The berries are large, the grapes long, dark red, juicy, sour and aromatic. Although the berries sometimes tend to drop, the yields are very high.
Detvan was selected from seedlings of the crossing ´Jonkher from Tets´x `Heinemanns Rote Spätlese´ in Bojnice. Detvan ripens between Rovada and Jonkher van Tets, brings large red berries on long bunches and has proven itself best in this ripening period. Detvan grows very vigorously, healthy and berries drop very little.
is a medium-late, mid to late July ripening very large currant. The very large, bright red berries hang densely on bunches up to 20 cm long. The tasty fruit is excellent for fresh consumption, as well as for juice and jam production. Rovada grows very vigorously and is very resistant to diseases and pests.
Bianca is an excellent, medium early ripening white currant with large berries and particularly long bunches. Bianca has a very long harvest period from the end of June to the end of July, is very good in taste and very sweet. The shrub grows vigorously and very healthy.
This very large-fruited (14g), bright red gooseberry ripens early to medium late, has an excellent taste and the skin is almost hairless. The growth is vigorous, with few and weak thorns. After budding, two mildew treatments are recommended, as soon as the growth calms down, no further plant health measures are necessary.
Thanks to its early ripeness, fruit size and attractive red fruit colour, Xenia® is ideal for the wholesale market.
This new gooseberry-mildew-resistant variety from East Malling originated from a complex crossing of the parent varieties ´Resistenta´, ´Rote Triumph´, ´Keepsake´und a mildew-resistant ´Klon´. The fruits are large to very large, egg-shaped, often wider at the blossoming than in the middle and very aromatic. The skin is slightly hairy, light green and clearly veined. Invicta ripens medium early and produces very high and regular yields. The fruits can be used both for greenish picking for wet canning and fully ripe for fresh consumption and jam production. The demands of location are low.
is a cross of black currant x gooseberry.
It has no thorns, an upright, bushy growth - similar to a black currant - and is fast-growing. The berries taste similar to black currants, but are bigger with less cassis tone. Josta is very resistant to leaf fall sickness, currant gall mite, mildew and rust diseases but more sensitive to blossom frost than currants.
is an early ripening - from the end of June or at least 1 week before Tulameen - large, bright red, firm raspberry. The cross between Autumn Bliss® x Tulameen has a fruit quality like Tulameen and a long harvest period from early summer to autumn. This makes them recommended for both commercial cultivation and home gardening. The fruit is large and has an intense, very pleasant raspberry aroma with a high sugar content. Tulameen grows very strongly and forms hardly thorny annual shoots with a height of up to 2m.
is a sweet aromatic tasting, very high-yielding, well-known variety. It is suitable for commercial cultivation as well as for the home garden and is easy to process. It is slightly susceptible to rod diseases. The fruits are large, long-conical, medium-dark red in colour, medium firm to firm and quite long-lasting on a shrub with a pleasant sugar-acid ratio.
A medium-late to late, bright red, very large, very firm and particularly beautiful variety with excellent taste. Compared to other raspberries, it is very well-storable and transportable. Tulameen forms few but strong, frost-hard young rods; sensitive to rod disease.
BLISSY® autumn bliss
is a very late ripening, remounting variety that ripens from early August to October after other very late varieties. The fruits are large, oval to conical, medium to dark red, medium firm to firm, very aromatic with balanced sugar-acid ratio and easy to pick. Thanks to the long harvest, Blissy produces very high yields in total. The annual rods are thorny, grow upright and only require a simple wire frame. High resistance against phytophtora - root rot!
For gardeners and commercial growers alike, this new generation of raspberries is highly recommended.
is a very interesting new Polish variety for the fresh market, processing and home gardens. The harvest, comparable to Blissy®, starts in mid-August. The fruits are slightly larger and impress with their fine-celled structure, firmness, durability, beautiful conical shape and, last but not least, the clear raspberry aroma.
In cultivation it is as easy to handle as we are used to with Blissy®, i.e. complete cutting back of the rods in winter and no tedious tying up of the carrying rods. If you leave some annual shoots, you can harvest in summer as well as in autumn.
ripens 6-8 days after Autumn Bliss, the harvest lasts 6-8 weeks. The fruit size remains the same over the entire harvest period and yields are above average. The ripe fruits are large, medium firm to firm, have an attractive bright red colour and are very well soluble in cones. Himbo-Top tastes sweet with refreshing acidity and rich raspberry aroma. Himbo-Top grows very vigorously and forms only a few young shoots, which in turn makes less work when thinning. Originating from a cross between Autumn Bliss x Himbo-Queen, it has adopted the remounting property and resistance from Autumn Bliss and the fruit size and quality from Himbo-Queen.
NESSY® loch ness
The Scottish plant breeder Derek Jenings was the first to combine the good taste of thorny blackberry varieties with the characteristic of thornlessness in one plant. The thornless blackberry variety, which is in no way inferior in taste to the best blackberry variety with thorns, ´Theodor Reimers`, has become a reality. Nessy ripens very early, from the end of July to mid-September, and produces very large (at least twice as large as Theodor Reimers), sweet, very shiny and aromatic fruits. The ripe fruits are firm, well durable, do not absorb juice and present themselves very well. Strong, robust and with long yields, Nessy is the thornless blackberry of the future for both commercial and horticulture.
is the first upright-growing blackberry without thorns. It has a very long harvest window from the end of July to October. The fruits are large, very firm, sweet and aromatic. Navaho® does not grow as strongly (approx. 2m) and does not form as long hanging rods as most conventional blackberry varieties - the creation of elaborate trellises is not necessary.
is a sweet and sour tasting cross of blackberry x raspberry with dark red fruits suitable for fresh enjoyment and processing. The shoots resemble those of blackberries, with many small, dense thorns and are somewhat at risk of winter frost. They grow semi-upright with long shoots, the yield rods should be tied to a support frame. The blossoms are formed on last year's rods, the fruits ripen from the end of June to August. They are very large, cone-shaped, purple-red, sweet-sour with a distinct taste as a mixture between blackberry and raspberry.
BLUEBERRIES, LINGONBERRIES and CRANBERRIES
are bog plants and thrive best in a sunny, protected location. They require a loose, humus-rich, lime-free, acidic soil with a pH value of 4.2 - 5.5. Calcareous soil is therefore not suitable for these plants. A mulch cover with bark, sawdust, straw, etc. is beneficial. It must also be ensured that no lime is added during ongoing fertilisation.
Duke is a high-yielding, early blueberry variety that ripens here from the end of June to the end of July. The fruits are large and very aromatic.
Bluecrop is a medium-late, very high-yielding blueberry main variety ripening from mid-July to the end of August with easily picked, bright blue coloured berries of the very best quality. Bluecrop has a very large growing area, a long harvest period and is very robust. It also tolerates drought and extreme locations better than most other experimental varieties.
is a winter-hard and robust cranberry and closely related to the lingonberry. Its gooseberry-sized red berries are ripe for picking in September, taste very aromatic and are rich in vitamin C. The fruits as well as the pink blossoms, which appear from May to June, have a great decorative value. The yields are high and regular.
SIBERIAN BLUEBERRY, HONEYSUCKLE, WOODBINE (Lonicera kamtschatica)
Broad, thickly bushy, 1-1.5m tall shrub with small, funnel-shaped, white, fragrant flowers that emerge in March-April and tolerate temperatures down to about -10°C; the tasty, elongated fruits, similar in colour and taste to the blueberry, appear 14 days before the strawberries and have a high vitamin C and D content, in Russia already in cultivation for some time. The main advantage of 'Lonicera' is that it is much less demanding in terms of location and soil than blueberries, with a similar taste experience.
Beautiful, compact growing American selection, which is suitable not only for fruit production in commercial cultivation but also as a decorative, healthy, hard garden and pot plant. The fruits are large, oval-shaped, bright blue-black colored with light blue coloration. They ripen from the end of May and taste very aromatic, bitter-sweet and juicy.