Joan J

  • Season: Early August
  • Main characteristic/s: Exceptional eating quality, High-yielding, large fruit
  • Breeder: Medway Fruits
Characteristics of Joan J
  • Excellent sweet rich flavour
  • High fruit yield
  • Good fruit size
  • Tall, erect, spin-free cane
  • Ideal choice for amateurs and pick-your-own growers.
Cropping Season
In Southern England the primocane crop starts to ripen at a similar time to that of Autumn Bliss, but a higher proportion of its crop ripens in early August.

Fruit Quality
The most striking quality of its fruits is the fleshy texture, which provides a remarkable, mouth-feel experience. Flavour is also excellent. Fruit colour is only slightly dark on the cane, but tends to darken rapidly after picking. Picking the fruit daily is recommended. The skin of the fruit is not as strong as its overall texture.

Fruit Yield
Typical yields are 20% higher than those of Autumn Bliss. The earliest fruits typically weight 6g, the overall average fruit size is 5g.

Plant Characteristics
The stout canes are spine-free and numerous, and their growth is vigorous, tall and erect.

Use of the Variety
The earliness, large fruit size and excellent eating qualities make the variety an ideal choice for amateurs and pick-your-own growers.

Plant Supply
Joan J is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No 10236). US Patent No. PP 18954. South Africa PVR Grant No ZA20073724; Mexico PBR Grant No: 0755. The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Joan J 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). Joan J is available from the following licensed propagators:

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Trial Results
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