- 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
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.
Autumn Treasure is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No: EU 32811); US Plant Patent No: PP20769; 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:
Propagation Licence Holders
Sales Licence Holders (Commercial Growers)
Sales Licence Holders (Amateur/Garden Market ONLY)
Growing-on / Transformation Licence Holders