After a decade-long experiment, Nikki, of the publicly funded James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie, at the heart of the Perthshire and Angus soft fruit heartland, is trialling a new super-berry - the not very catchily named Floricane
Potassium fertilization affects floricane
mineral nutrient content, growth, and yield of blackberry grown in Brazil.
This can be explained by a shift from floricane
, or spring-bearing varieties, to the then newly developed proprietary primocane, or fall-bearing varieties, that do not carry the productivity constraints associated with the inadequate chill (plant cold conditioning) requirements along the Central Coast.
RASPBERRIES THERE are two types of raspberries: floricane
(summer fruiting) and primocane (autumn fruiting).
Nikki Jennings, soft fruit breeder at the Institute's commercial subsidiary Mylnefield Research Services, said: "Glen Dee is a new late season 'floricane
' raspberry that represents our aim to produce high quality raspberry cultivars suitable for low input systems that can be grown economically.
Summit, Aksu kirmizisi and Willamette are cultivars to produce floricane
* Blackberries are called floricane
producers because they produce on two-year-old canes and have to go through a period of dormancy in order to bear fruit.
Primocanes may grow more than 10 feet in a year, but they grow along the ground and do not interfere with floricane
Blackberry propagation by non-leafy floricane
The Sunday name for these late summer / autumn cultivars is 'primocanes' because they produce fruits late in the season on first year canes, whereas traditional 'floricane
' raspberries produce a new cane in one season that flowers, fruits and dies in the second.
Traditional, open-field, floricane
production has been, and continues to predominate, in worldwide production even in the more moderate climates such as California.
Summer-fruiting varieties are usually floricanes
, which fruit in the second year of growth and thus require different pruning techniques.