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AAC Eden


Denomination: 'AAC Eden'
Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus
Applicant/Holder: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Kentville
Atlantic Food & Horticulture Research Centre
32 Main Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 1J5
Breeder: Andrew Jamieson, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Kentville, Nova Scotia
Agent in Canada: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 0X2
Tel: (306) 385-9316
Application Date: 2012-01-24
Application Number: 12-7479
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-07-03
Certificate Number: 4567
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-07-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Glen Ample'

Summary: The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the current season's cane of 'AAC Eden' is medium whereas it is weak on 'Glen Ample'. The predominant number of leaflets per leaf is five on 'AAC Eden' whereas it is equally three and five on 'Glen Ample'. The fruiting lateral length of 'AAC Eden' is longer than that of 'Glen Ample'. The fruit of 'AAC Eden' is medium conical with small single drupes whereas 'Glen Ample' is broad conical with medium to large sized single drupes. The fruit of 'AAC Eden' begins ripening early whereas 'Glen Ample' ripens mid-season.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium number of current season's canes, mid-season vegetative bud burst, fruit bearing only on previous year's cane in summer, medium length fruiting period
VERY YOUNG SHOOT: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of apex during rapid growth

CURRENT SEASON'S CANE: weak waxiness, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium length of internode, short vegetative bud
DORMANT CANE: greyish brown
SPINES: absent

LEAF: medium green, five leaflets per leaf, concave profile of leaflets in cross-section, medium rugosity, free position of lateral leaflets
PEDICEL: absent or very few spines

BEGINNING OF FLOWERING: mid to late season
PEDUNCLE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: medium size

FRUIT: semi-erect attitude of the fruiting lateral, long, medium to broad width, medium to large length/width ratio, medium conical shape in lateral view, small sized single drupe, medium red, weak to medium glossiness, firm to very firm, weak adherence to plug

Origin & Breeding History: 'AAC Eden' (tested as 'K06-2') was selected on July 17, 2006 from a family of 96 seedlings from the cross 'Glen Ample' x 'K93-11'. The cross was conducted in the spring of 2002 in a greenhouse of the Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre (AFHRC). Seed was harvested from the resulting fruit and started in the greenhouse in spring 2003 and subsequently transplanted in the field in Sheffield Mills, Kings County, Nova Scotia in June 2003. 'AAC Eden' was selected based on fruit size, firmness and fruit flavour.

Tests & Trials: 'AAC Eden' was tested at the Atlantic Food and Agriculture Research Centre, Kentville, Nova Scotia during the summers of 2010 and 2011. The trials consisted of 4 replicates for 'AAC Eden' and 3 replicates for 'Glen Ample', planted in a row with a plant spacing of 0.5 metres between plants and spacing between rows of 3 metres.

Comparison table for 'AAC Eden' with reference variety 'Glen Ample'

Fruiting lateral: length (cm)

  'AAC Eden' 'Glen Ample'
mean 67.9 51.3
std. deviation 7.59 4.64

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AAC Eden
Raspberry: 'AAC Eden' (left) with reference variety 'Glen Ample' (right)

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AAC Eden
Raspberry: 'AAC Eden' (left) with reference variety 'Glen Ample' (right)

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