- Season: Late ripening
- Main characteristic/s: Excellent shelf life and good disease resistance
- Breeder: E.C.Meulblok Boomkwerkerij, Netherlands
Characteristics of Roodneus
- Late ripening
- Large fruit of even size
- Easy to pick
- Excellent in cold storage
- Resistant to American gooseberry mildew and leaf spot
Roodneus is a late ripening variety. Fruiting later than Rovada, harvest starts during the first week of August.
The fruit are large, even sized and bright dark red in colour. The fruit stands up well to wet conditions. The fruit is excellent for cold storage under ultra-low oxygen conditions. Growers keep the fruit in cold store until the end of March or early April, and sell the fruit as fresh product as the strigs are still bright green in April.
The fruit is easy to pick and may be good for machine harvesting.
Roodneus plants are vigorous and easy to grow.
Roodneus shows resistance to the American gooseberry mildew (Sphaerotheca mors-uvae) and leaf spot (Beudopeziza ribis). The high levels of disease and pest resistance lends this cultivar to organic cultural systems. |Ben Connan is not, at present, recommended for conventional juicing processes.
Roodneus is protected under EU PVR Grant No. 1767. The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Roodneus without a licence is prohibited. Roodneus plants are supplied by the following licensed propagators:
Propagation Licence Holders
Sales Licence Holders
Growing-on / Transformation Licence Holders