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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Raspberry Cultivars
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  • Lewis x ORUS 520-48
  • Late ripening
  • High quality
  • Firm fruit
  • High percentage attractive IQF fruits (up to 80 %)
  • Machine harvests well
  • High yields
  • Gets RBDV but not particularly sensitive
  • Sensitive to root rot
  • #2 or 3 in plant sales behind ‘Meeker’ and ‘Cowichan’






Machine harvested fruit


Finn, C.E., Lawrence, F.J., Yorgey, B., and Strik, B.C. 2001. 'Coho' red raspberry. HortScience36:1159-1161.





·         ORUS 1838 x  ORUS 1842

·         Primocane fruiting

·         Ripens 7-10 days earlier than ‘Heritage’

·         Firm

·         Ships well

  • Summit’ sibling

·         Canes need support early—not as sturdy as ‘Heritage’

·         Can be dark

·         “Fantastic yields”

·         “Hard for pickers to pick—not sure when ripe.”

  • Available at nurseries



 'Chinook' and 'Heritage'

‘Heritage' and ‘Chinook’


Finn, C.E., F.J. Lawrence, B. Yorgey, and B.C. Strik. 2004. ‘Chinook’ red raspberry. HortScience 39:444-445.





Small Fruit Breeding Program

Thornless Processing Blackberry Cultivars

Early Fresh Market Berries





Scientist: Chad Finn



Last Modified: 1/7/2013
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