- Season: Very late season
- Main characteristic/s: Floricane. Good shelf life.
- Breeder: NIAB EMR, UK
Characteristics of Octavia
- Very late season
- Extends season beyond Glen Ample & Tulameen
- Excellent shelf life, good berry firmness
- Good yield potential
- Resistant to biotypes 1-4 of Amphorophora idaei
Octavia is resistant to biotypes 1-4 of Amphorophora idaei. It is moderately resistant to cane Botrytis and cane spot but moderately susceptible to spur blight. It is susceptible to Raspberry Bushy Dwarf Virus at East Malling but has not shown leaf yellows. In a glasshouse test at East Malling, 2003, Octavia was susceptible to raspberry root rot (Phytophthora fragaria var. rubi).
Octavia is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No: EU 14919). The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Octavia 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). Octavia is available from the following licensed propagators:
Propagation Licence Holders
Sales Licence Holders
Growing-on / Transformation Licence Holders
EMR trial results: