Autumn Treasure

  • Season: Mid-season variety
  • Main characteristic/s: Primocane, Large fruited, Pest & disease resistant.
  • Breeder: NIAB EMR, UK
Characteristics of Autumn Treasure
  • Large fruit size
  • Spineless, upright canes
  • Highly resistant to Phytophthora root rot
  • Resistant to biotypes 1-4 of the aphid virus vector, Amphorophora
  • Useful for organic or low input production systems

 

Cropping Season
Autumn Treasure is a mid-season variety, the 50% pick dates ranging between 26 August - 8 September, compared to 16 – 26 August for Autumn Bliss in UK production over 5 years.

Fruit Quality
The berries are long conical in shape, with a good, bright colour and have a good-fair flavour. The average berry weight recorded over the whole season under tunnels in 2004 and 2005 was 3.5g and 3.3g, respectively. The shelf life was fairly good and in totally unsprayed plots there were very few post-harvest fruit rots.

Fruit Yield
Autumn Treasure has good yield potential.

Plant Characteristics
The canes of Autumn Treasure are spine-free and upright. The fruit is produced on fairly short fruiting laterals in the top half of the canes; it is easily plugged and well presented to the pickers.

Disease Resistance
Autumn Treasure is resistant to strains 1-4 of the large raspberry aphid, Amphorophora idaei and has shown no symptoms of aphid-borne viruses to date. It was first planted in the field at East Malling in 1996 and to date it has consistently indexed negative for raspberry bushy dwarf virus, despite being exposed to the virus in the breeding plots. The results of tests indicate that Autumn Treasure is highly resistant to Phytophthora root rot. The variety has not been recorded as being infected with Verticillium wilt in the field.

Plant Supply
Autumn Treasure is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No: EU 32811); US Plant Patent No: PP20769; Australia PVR, Grant No. 4857 The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Autumn Treasure without a licence is prohibited. Only Propagation Licence holders can propagate and receive propagation grade material (and not Sales or Growing-on Transformation Licence holders). Autumn Treasure is available from the following licensed propagators:

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Trial Results
Substrate production