Selena ( NR 1825501 )
The floricane clone of black raspberry submitted to the registry with the proposed trade name: 'Selena’. The variety is recommended for the industrial fruit market.
Fruit ripening on two-year-old canes occurs in early July, while ripening on this year’s canes begins in early September.
Clone is characterized by high yield and post-harvest durability of the fruit. The average yield is 2.3 kg per plant. The fruits are large, with an average weight of 2.5 g, very shiny, well-shaped, firm, with small drupelets. The plants exhibit strong growth, with stiff canes and limited thorns. The fruits are characterized by a high sugar content (13.7% Brix).
It also shows low susceptibility to diseases and pests such as aphids, RBDV virus, fungal diseases of canes and roots, and high resistance to drought. High productivity, small leaves, cane structure, easy fruit harvesting, concentration of harvests (5 weeks), and high post-harvest fruit durability after machine harvesting make this variety suitable for industrial purposes.
This has also been confirmed in production trials. Clone R1825501 additionally showed no cane freezing and low susceptibility to root diseases. It demonstrated high tolerance to conditions of limited water access.
Co-financed by the project POIR.01.01.01-00-0459/19-00