- Season: Mid-late season
- Main characteristic/s: Large berries
- Breeder: Washington State University, USA
Characteristics of WSU 1607 (Cascade Belle)
- Very large
- Bright glossy berries
- Good sweet flavour.
Cascade Belle is a mid-late season cropping variety with a similar harvest season to Tulameen.
Cascade Belle produces very large, long conical shaped berries, which are bright, glossy and very firm. The berries are very cohesive, with a good, sweet flavour and an excellent shelf life. The fruit are easy to pick being easily detached from the laterals.
Cascade Belle is a high yielding variety.
Vigorous producing very stiff, stout, upright canes. All the fruiting laterals are very long and require support. The canes have spines along their whole length.
In trials in the USA, Cascade Belle has exhibited some field resistance to root rot (Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi). Evidence from trials in Europe has shown the canes had a similar susceptibility as Tulameen to cane botrytis (Botrytis cinerea) and spur blight (Didymella applanata).
Application for Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights in preparation.