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Denomination: 'Versailles'
Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus
Applicant/Holder: Marionnet SAS
21 Rue de Courmemin
Soings en Sologne
Breeder: Laurent Chausset, SCEA Marionnet, Soings en Sologne, France
Agent in Canada: Smart & Biggar LLP
P.O. Box 2999, Station D
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5Y6
Tel: 613-232-2486 ex. 1279
Application Date: 2017-01-09
Application Number: 17-9065
Grant of Rights Date: 2018-07-23
Certificate Number: 5765
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2020-07-23
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2038-07-23

Variety Description


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, bears fruit on both previous season's cane in summer and on current season's cane in autumn
VERY YOUNG SHOOT DURING RAPID GROWTH: weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration at apex

PREVIOUS SEASON'S CANE: medium length, purple brown, vegetative bud burst occurs early, flowering begins early to mid-season, fruit ripening begins early to mid-season, fruiting period lasts a medium length of time
CURRENT SEASON'S CANE: many shoots, medium length, weak bloom, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium internode length, medium to long vegetative bud, emerges early, flowering begins early to mid-season, fruit ripening begins early to mid-season, fruiting period lasts a long time
LEAF ON CURRENT SEASON'S CANE: medium to dark green on upper side, predominantly three leaflets
LEAFLET ON CURRENT SEASON'S CANE: concave in cross-section, strong rugosity, lateral leaflets touching


FLOWER: large to very large

FRUITING LATERAL: semi-erect attitude, medium to long
PEDUNCLE: medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium number of spines
FRUIT: medium to long, broad, medium length to width ratio, broad conical shape in lateral view, single drupe is large to very large, medium red, strong glossiness, soft to medium firmness, medium adherence to plug

Origin & Breeding History: 'Versailles' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder in Loir-et-Cher, France. The cross was made in 2007 between the variety 'P 22' as the female parent, and variety 'Glen Lyon' as the male parent. In 2009, 'Versailles' was selected as a single plant from the resulting progeny based on its large fruit size, good flavour and spine-free canes in Loir-et-Cher, France. 'Versailles' was first propagated by root propagation in February 2010 in Loir-et-Cher, France.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Versailles' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20121993, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt at Prüfstelle Wurzen in Hannover, Germany in 2014 and 2015.

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Raspberry: 'Versailles'

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Raspberry: 'Versailles'

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