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'Prime-Jan' ('APF-8') and 'Prime-Jim' ('APF-12') primocane-fruiting blackberries : a publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/19414
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Abstract:
Prime-Jan (APF-8) and Prime-Jim (APF-12) are the first commercial cultivars of primocane-fruiting blackberry (Rubus subgenus Rubus). Prime-Jan resulted from a cross of Ark. 1836 × Arapaho, whereas Prime-Jim was obtained from Arapaho × Ark. 830, and both were developed in Arkansas, USA. This unique type of blackberry fruit on current-season canes (primocanes) and second-season canes (floricanes). All other existing blackberry cultivars fruit only on floricanes, requiring canes to be overwintered to produce a crop. This new type of fruiting habit has the potential to revolutionize blackberry production much like that occurring in primocane-fruiting red raspberries (R. ideaus). These first primocane-fruiting cultivars are intended primarily for home-garden production, and for limited commercial trial evaluations.
Author(s):
Clark, J.R. , Moore, J.N. , Lopez-Medina, J. , Finn, C. , Perkins-Veazie, P.
Note:
Includes references
Source:
HortScience 2005 June, v. 40, no. 3
Language:
English
Year:
2005
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.