- Season: Late ripening season
- Main characteristic/s: Exceptionally long strigs
- Breeder: NIAB-EMR, UK
Characteristics of Redpoll
- Late ripening variety
- Attractive bright red fruit
- Exceptionally long strigs
- Moderately resistant to leaf spot
Redpoll is a late ripening variety, between one and two weeks later than Redstart, Rondom and Rovada.
The fruit are medium-large, even sized, an attractive bright red colour and borne on exceptionally long strigs with up to 40 fruits per strig. Redpoll has not been assessed commercially for processing, but small scale tests produced a pleasant jelly.
The plants are vigorous and spreading and on some sites would probably benefit from support.
In Kent, UK Redpoll has proved moderately resistant to leaf spot (Pseudopeziza ribis). In some years, slight attacks of American gooseberry mildew (Sphaerotheca mors-uvae), causing little damage, occurred on late developing shoots and on fruits.
Use of the Variety
Redpoll with its long, well-filled strigs of bright red fruit is very attractive is a welcome addition to the PYO and amateur market. Plants trained on a trellis system or double wire produce a wonderful display of attractive strigs.
Redpoll is protected under EU PVR Grant No. 2783. The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Redpoll without a licence is prohibited. Redpoll plants are supplied by the following licenced propagators:
Propagation Licence Holders
Sales Licence Holders
Growing-on / Transformation Licence Holders