Plants are thornless
Bushes have semi-erect canes
Fruit weight is 15 g
Berries have a oblong shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the first week of June
Ripening date (regular) - first week of August
Productivity is 5 kg per plant
Cold hardiness is moderate
Country of origin - Netherlands
Patent US PP31,689 P3 dated April 20, 2020
Current status - pending (temporarily unavailable)
Plant habit is semi-upright. Bushes are very vigorous, strong canes have an average height of 2.2 m with 10 cm internodes. The surface of stems is glossy, thornless, moderately to densely covered with soft hairs (about 1 mm in length). Primocanes develop in spring and initiate flower buds in autumn and develops into the floricane the following season that flowers and produces fruit, the botanical description are similar in all aspects to the floricanes with the exception of producing flowers an fruit. Large leaves are broadly cordate in overall form and have 3 to 5 leaflets. Blooming period is late and extended, flowering for 8 weeks in summer in The Netherlands. Flowers are large, up to 3.6 cm in diameter.
Fruit has oblong shape, grouped in large clusters. Berries of 16TP4 have great size (up to 4 cm in length and an average of 3 cm in width) and weight (from 10 to 20 g per fruit) with numerous drupelets. Fruits maturity date is late summer. The harvest period is long, up to 8 weeks. Flavor is pleasant, moderately sweet with an acidic aftertaste.
Winter hardiness has not been fully characterized in a range of cold weather climates but the plants can successfully grow in central Europe. No resistance or susceptibility to pests or diseases has been observed.
16TP4 does not have registered trademark or name yet.
Download 16TP4 patent US00PP31689P3