- Season: Early/Mid-Season
- Main characteristic/s: Floricane, large, firm berries
- Breeder: Promo-Fruit Ltd, Switzerland
Characteristics of TulaMagic®
- High fruit yields
- Large berry size
- Very firm berries
- Delicious flavour
- Low susceptibility to cane disease
TulaMagic® starts cropping 10-15 days earlier than Tulameen. Duration of harvest is about 4 weeks. Under mild climatic conditions and under tunnels, current season’s canes can produce fruit in the autumn.
TulaMagic® produces very firm berries which are easily transportable with a good shelf life. Berries have an attractive light red colour, which does not darken after picking and a delicious, intense raspberry aroma with a high sugar content. The berries release easily from the receptacle thus allowing efficient picking.
High fruit yields can be achieved due to a high percentage of buds developing into laterals. TulaMagic® can produce an additional crop in the autumn under suitable growing conditions. TulaMagic® is suited to fresh consumption.
TulaMagic® produces vigorous year-old canes with sparse spines reaching a height of 2.0m. With progressing age of plantations there is still sufficient cane formation. Bud break in the spring is regular and complete. Due to its strong root system TulaMagic® requires less fertilizer, especially nitrogen, than other varieties.
TulaMagic® has an extensive and dense root system, and evidence suggests a low susceptibility to root rot (Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi). Experience to date shows that canes rarely split and have a low susceptibility to cane diseases.
TulaMagic® is the registered trademark of Promo-Fruit Ltd under which Promo-Fruit promotes, markets and licences plants and fruit of the raspberry variety ‘Fruatfri’. Fruatfri is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No: EU 33764). The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of TulaMagic® without a propagation licence is prohibited. TulaMagic® is available from the following licenced propagators: