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Cascade Bounty


Denomination: 'Cascade Bounty'
Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus
Applicant/Holder: Washington State University Research Foundation
1610 NE Eastgate Boulevard
Pullman, Washington
United States of America
Breeder: Patrick P. Moore, Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Puyallup, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Baumann Nursery & Consulting
46420 Prairie Central Road
Chilliwack, British Columbia
V2P 6H3
Tel: 604-795-2537
Application Date: 2006-05-15
Application Number: 06-5477
Protective direction granted: 2006-05-15
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-14
Certificate Number: 2983
Date rights revoked: 2014-11-14

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Cowichan', 'Meeker', 'Malahat' and 'Tulameen'

Summary: Canes of 'Cascade Bounty' have medium dense spines, whereas those of 'Cowichan' have no spines, canes of 'Tulameen' have very sparse spines and canes of 'Meeker' have dense spines. Leaves of 'Cascade Bounty' usually have three leaflets, whereas those of 'Cowichan','Malahat' and 'Tulameen' usually have five leaflets. Leaves of 'Cascade Bounty' have more relief between the veins than those of 'Cowichan', 'Meeker' and 'Malahat'. Flowering and time of fruit ripening is earlier for 'Cascade Bounty' than for 'Tulameen', and is later than for 'Cowichan' and 'Malahat'. The fruiting laterals of 'Cascade Bounty' are longer than those of the reference varieties. The fruit of 'Cascade Bounty' is bigger than that of 'Meeker' and is as long as broad, whereas that of 'Cowichan', 'Malahat' and 'Tulameen' is longer than broad. Drupes of 'Cascade Bounty' are larger than those of 'Meeker' and 'Tulameen'.


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, strong to very strong glaucosity, strong anthocyanin colouration, medium to long internode, short to medium length vegetative bud, dormant cane brownish purple in colour
SPINES: medium density, base of medium size, medium in length, purplish brown

LEAF: medium to dark green, predominantly three leaflets per leaf, profile in cross-section is flat to convex, medium to strong rugosity between veins, lateral leaflets are free

FLOWERING: mid-season
PEDUNCLE: weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: medium in size

FRUIT RIPENING: mid-season
FRUITING LATERAL: semi-erect, long
FRUIT: medium to long, medium to broad, length/width ratio is as long as broad, circular, medium to large drupe, medium red, moderate glossiness, medium to firm, moderate adherence to plug
FRUITING PERIOD: moderate in length

DISEASE RESISTANCE: some resistance to Phytophthora root rot

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cascade Bounty' originated from a hand-pollinated cross between cultivar 'Chief' and line WSU 984, made in 1992 at the Puyallup Research and Extension Center of Washington State University, Puyallup, Washington, U.S.A. 'Chief' is a red raspberry cultivar released from the University of Minnesota in 1930. It produces round, small to medium fruit ripening early in the season, as well as being highly root rot tolerant and very winter hardy. WSU 984 is a red raspberry selection from the Washington State University breeding program that is highly productive, has long fruiting laterals and produces long conical, light-coloured fruit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Cascade Bounty' were conducted in 2006 at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada substation in Abbotsford, British Columbia. There were three replicate plots of the candidate and the references, with three plants per plot. The spacing between plants was 0.9 metres and each trial was 3 metres long.

Comparison table for 'Cascade Bounty' with reference varieties 'Cowichan', 'Meeker', 'Malahat' and 'Tulameen'

Length of dormant cane (cm)

  'Cascade Bounty' 'Cowichan' 'Meeker' 'Malahat' 'Tulameen'
mean 226 306 213 301 252
std. deviation 29.9 36.0 17.0 36.0 41.0
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