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Denomination: 'BC89289'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'BC89-2-89'
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: 05-4973
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-06
Certificate Number: 3169
Date rights surrendered: 2018-03-06

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Meeker', 'Tulameen' and 'BC89-33-84' (Chemainus)

Summary: 'BC89-2-89' is a self fertile, raspberry variety which has moderate anthocyanin colouration in the young shoots, whereas 'Meeker' and the other candidate variety 'BC89-3-84' have very weak or no anthocyanin. The canes of 'BC89-2-89' are spineless, while all reference varieties have spines. The terminal leaflets and flowers of 'BC89-2-89' are slightly larger than those of 'Meeker', 'Tulameen' and 'BC89-33-84'. 'BC89-2-89' has a very late harvest date and the beginning of fruit ripening is later than that of 'Tulameen' and 'Meeker' and much later than the early ripening 'BC89-33-84'. The fruit of 'BC89-2-89' is smaller than the fruit of 'Tulameen' and larger than 'Meeker', however the single drupes of the candidate are large in comparison to the reference varieties. The fruit shape is broad conical, whereas 'BC89-33-84' and 'Tulameen' have conical shaped fruit. 'BC89-2-89' has light red fruit with weak glossiness, while 'Meeker' and 'Tulameen' have dark red fruit. By comparison to the candidate variety, the fruit of 'Tulameen' and 'BC89-33-84' are strongly glossy. The fruit adherence to the plug is strong for 'BC89-2-89', while 'Tulameen has medium adherence and 'Meeker' and 'BC89-33-84' have weak adherence.


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

CANE: very early vegetative bud burst, medium to strong glaucosity, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration, medium length internode, dormant cane medium to dark brown in colour
SPINES: absent

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

FLOWERING: mid-season
PEDUNCLE: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: large size

FRUIT RIPENING: late to very late season
FRUITING LATERAL: erect, medium length
FRUIT: medium to long, medium to broad, length/width ratio is as long as broad, broad conical shape, large drupe, light red, moderate glossiness, moderately firm, strong adherence to plug

DISEASE RESISTANCE: resistance to Anthracnose and North American vector of Raspberry Mosaic Virus Complex, susceptible to Raspberry Dwarf Bush Virus and relatively susceptible to Spur Blight and Cane Botrytis

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'BC89-2-89' is the result of the cross 'Comox' x 'Glen Ample', which was made in 1989 at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre in Agassiz, British Columbia. The seedling cross was designated 'BC89-2-89' 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 'BC89-2-89' 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 'BC89289' with reference varieties 'Meeker', 'Tulameen' and 'BC89-33-84'

Length of terminal leaflet (mm)

  'BC89289' 'Meeker' 'Tulameen' 'BC89-33-84'
mean 122.1 106.0 118.0 116.3
std. deviation 7.68 9.25 10.75 15.35

Width of terminal leaflet (mm)

  'BC89289' 'Meeker' 'Tulameen' 'BC89-33-84'
mean 99.8 82.6 85.7 90.5
std. deviation 10.52 12.26 13.70 15.99

Flower diameter (mm)

  'BC89289' 'Meeker' 'Tulameen' 'BC89-33-84'
mean 9.2 8.6 8.8 8.8

Fruit length (mm)

  'BC89289' 'Meeker' 'Tulameen' 'BC89-33-84'
mean 26.9 20.3 28.5 25.6

Fruit width (mm)

  'BC89289' 'Meeker' 'Tulameen' 'BC89-33-84'
mean 23.0 20.1 23.1 21.2

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Raspberry: 'BC89289'

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