Primocane varieties that fruit on new canes in the autumn.
An early ripening raspberry with large, highly flavoured fruit. It ripens 10 to 14 days before Heritage. It produces short canes with few spines. The fruit is dark red and darkens with storage and is fairly soft.
Autumn Treasure is a mid-season primocane fruiting variety, canes are spine-free and upright. The berries are long and conical in shape, with a good, bright colour and have a good-fair flavour. Appears to have few pest and disease problems.
Heritage was the first red raspberry bred to ripen in autumn with quality and firmness good enough for shipping and wholesale markets and sufficient yields to be commercially viable. Because of these characteristics, Heritage has extended the season for consumers and raspberry growers and paved the way for the year-round fresh raspberry market. Heritage is resistant or tolerant to most, if not all, major raspberry diseases and has been used as a parent in the breeding of at least five other commercial cultivars.
A primocane variety with almost thornless canes of moderate size. Fruit is large and harvests well when picked at a firm ripe stage. Bogong has excellent fruit quality and flavour.
A primocane variety fruiting 3 weeks earlier than Heritage. The majority of the fruit ripens the first 3 weeks with a small percentage ripening until the first frost. Red fruits are firm, fine flavoured and large.
Himbo Top has large, very bright attractive berries weighing 6 – 8 grams. Canes are strong with few spines.
Primocanes can be very tall and need good support.
Floricane varieties fruits on canes from the previous summer that have been chilled over winter.
A floricane variety that produces very large, long conic shaped berries, which are glossy and very firm. The berries have an excellent fresh red raspberry flavour and shelf life, being firmer than Tulameen.
A floricane raspberry, heavy cropping with good quality fruit. Generally start ripening in December for 4 weeks and a small crop later in early Autumn. It is almost thornless.
A high yielding floricane variety that ripens mid-season over a four week period. The berries are borne on long laterals that can grow very tall. Some canes may need to be thinned out at ground level.
A late season floricane variety. It is productive with large fruit that separate easily from the plant. Because of its time of ripening, it is most suited to fresh production. However, growers report that it is an excellent quick-frozen fruit. It is very susceptible to root rot.
A high-yielding, mid season floricane variety that produces a heavy crop after late December and has large, deep red, berries. The tasty fruit holds well without spoiling and the spine free canes make easy picking.
A high yielding, mid-season variety of raspberry producing a medium sized berry. The fruit comes away from the bush readily, making harvesting easy. This variety has a high resistance to fruit rot.
Sandford is one of the earliest floricane raspberries, flowering in November with fruit ready to pick in early December.
A thornless selection from Willamette – a floricane variety with medium-small fruit that can become quite dark. The fruit can be removed from the bush very easily. Willamette is typically sold only for processing uses. Willamette has modest yields.
The standard floricane variety for the fresh market throughout the world. It has a large fruit with an excellent, non-traditional raspberry flavour. Because of the large fruit size, it can be difficult to machine harvest.
The floricane variety with striking yellow berries.
A late season, very productive floricane variety with excellent traditional raspberry flavour. It is particularly sensitive to root rot as a new plant, but has more tolerance after it has become well established.
RABA (Raspberry and Blackberry Association)
High yeilds of large sized fruit in the early season. Resistant to Bushy Dwarf Virus and has potential for machine harvesting. Tests proved that shelf life was comparable to Glen Ample and Tulameen.
Floricane derived from Moutere heritage. Excellent fruit quality with proven shelf life, early season and has potential for machine harvest. Great fresh fruit variety.
Floricane derived from Glen Ample in the UK. Late season variety with large fruit suitable for fresh market. Found to be susceptible for root rot in cold wet soils but performs well in coir bag culture.
Plant for the serious producer from Sant Orsola, Italy. Only available for the commercial fresh fruit market with royalties applicable for fruit production collected by RABA.