Himbo-Top®

  • Season: Mid-season
  • Main characteristic/s: Large fruited and high yield
  • Breeder: Peter Hauenstein
Characteristics of Himbo-Top®
  • Large fruit size for a primocane variety
  • High fruit yields
  • Fruit is firm, bright light red & does not darken
  • Vigorous, strong growing canes
  • Similar resistance to raspberry root rot (Phytophthora fragariae rubi) as Autumn Bliss
Cropping Season
Harvesting commences in the lower region of Switzerland around the first week in August, approximately 6 to 8 days after Autumn Bliss. The picking period for ‘Rafzaqu’ lasts between 6 and 8 weeks, under tunnels until the end of October.

Fruit Quality
Extremely large fruit in comparison with other primocane varieties (6g – 8g). The fruit is firm, bright light red and does not darken. The berries are easy to pick.

Fruit Yield
Himbo-Top® has good yield potential.

Plant Characteristics
Canes are very strong growing. Due to the heavy cropping potential, the variety needs support. Recommended planting distances are 40 to 50 cm between plants and 250 to 300cm between rows. Due to the vigour of the plant, growers should be cautious with their feeding regime.

Disease Resistance
Similar resistance to raspberry root rot (Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi) as Autumn Bliss.

Plant Supply
Himbo-Top® is a registered trademark of Promo-Fruit Ltd under which Promo-Fruit Ltd promotes, markets and licences plants and fruits of the raspberry variety ‘Rafzaqu’. Protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No: EU 13008). The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, without a licence is prohibited. Himbo-Top® is available from the following licenced propagators:

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Trial Results
Substrate production