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Denomination: 'Adelita'
Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus
Applicant/Holder: Plantas de Navarra, S.A.
Cr. de San Adrián, Km. 1
31514 Valtierra
Breeder: Alexandre Pierron-Darbonne, Plantas de Navarra, S.A., Navarra, Spain
Agent in Canada: Smart & Biggar IP Agency Co.
P.O. Box 2999, Station D
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5Y6
Tel: 613-232-2486 ex.1279
Application Date: 2017-05-29
Application Number: 17-9230
Grant of Rights Date: 2018-10-26
Certificate Number: 5823
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2038-10-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: '07.09R.52'

Summary: The plant growth habit is upright for 'Adelita' whereas it is semi-upright for '07.09R.52'. During rapid growth, the intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the apex of the very young shoot is medium for 'Adelita' whereas the intensity is weak for '07.09R.52'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the current season`s cane is medium to strong for 'Adelita' whereas it is weak for '07.09R.52'. The density of spines on the canes is sparse for 'Adelita' whereas the density is medium for '07.09R.52'. The predominant number of leaflets per leaf is equally three or five for 'Adelita' whereas it is three leaflets per leaf for '07.09R.52'. In lateral view, the shape of the fruit is conical for 'Adelita' whereas the shape of the fruit is broad conical for '07.09R.52'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, many to very many current season shoots, only bears fruit on current season`s cane in autumn

VERY YOUNG SHOOT: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of apex during rapid growth
CURRENT SEASON`S CANE: emerges early to mid-season, very weak to weak degree of glaucosity, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to long internode, short to medium length of vegetative bud, medium length, long to very long fruiting period
SPINES: sparse, medium sized base, very short to short, purplish brown

PEDICEL: medium to many spines
LEAF: medium green upper side, equally three and five leaflets, medium to strong rugosity, relative position of lateral leaflets is overlapping
LEAFLET: concave in cross-section
TERMINAL LEAFLET: long to very long, broad to very broad

FLOWERING: begins early to mid-season on current season's cane
PEDUNCLE: weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: medium to large

FRUIT: begins ripening early on current season's cane, long to very long, broad to very broad, large length to width ratio, conical shape in lateral view, medium red, strong degree of glossiness, firm, medium to strong adherence to plug
DRUPE: large

Origin & Breeding History: 'Adelita' (experimental designation '07.09R.50') was bred by Alexandre Pierron-Darbonne as part of a breeding program at the Plantas de Navarra, Sociedad Anónima (S.A.) Sociedad Unipersonal, in Valtierra, Spain. It originated from a cross conducted in 2007 between a parental cultivar designated '07.09R.99', as the female parent, and a parental cultivar designated '07.13R.46', as the male parent. The resultant seedlings were placed into trials from 2008 to 2014 to assess their yield, fruit size and overall fruit production. 'Adelita' was selected in 2011 on the basis of its spine density, fruit abundance, fruit colour, and fruit size. 'Adelita' was further evaluated for uniformity and stability until 2012, and then subjected to official control trials conducted from 2012 to 2014. Asexual propagation of 'Adelita' was first conducted through the use of root cuttings in Segovia, Spain.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Adelita' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20111459, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the Bundessortenamt, in Prüfstelle Wurzen, Germany, from 2013 to 2014.

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Raspberry: 'Adelita'

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Raspberry: Reference variety '07.09R.52'

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