Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Management of Temperate-Adapted Fruit, Nut, and Specialty Crop Genetic Resources and Associated Information

Location: National Clonal Germplasm Repository (Corvallis, Oregon)

Title: List 47: currants

Author
item Hummer, Kim

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: March 30, 2014
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Citation: Hummer, K.E. 2014. List 47: currants. HortScience. 49(4):400-401.

Interpretive Summary: This summary presents the descriptions of two newly released black currant cultivars for the List of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars. These black currant cultivars were just released and now hold US plant patents. The cultivars are 'Ben Chaska' and 'Ben Como'. These black currants have quality fruit and the plants are resistant to white pine blister rust and powdery mildew. The parentage includes Swedish black currants that contributed cold hardiness and rust resistant genes.

Technical Abstract: This summary presents the descriptions of two newly released black currant (Ribes nigrum L.) for the List of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars. These black currant cultivars were just released and now hold US plant patents. The cultivars are 'Ben Chaska' and 'Ben Como'. These black currants have quality fruit and the plants are resistant to white pine blister rust (caused by Cronartium ribicola J. C. Fischer) and powdery mildew [caused by Sphaerotheca mors-uvae (Schwein.) Berk. et Curtis]. The parentage includes Swedish black currants that contributed cold hardiness and rust resistant genes.

Last Modified: 11/22/2014
Footer Content Back to Top of Page