Originated from a cross of APF-46 x Natchez
Plants are thornless
Bushes have erect canes
Fruit weight is 9 g
Berries have a conical shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Begins to bloom in the fourth week of April
Harvest season starts in the second week of June
Productivity is 6 kg per plant
Soluble solids - 9.2%
Acidity - 0.089%
Cold hardiness is good
Country of origin - United States
Patent US PP33,140 P2 dated June 07, 2021
Current status - technical (unavailable)
The bloom period of the A-2491T cultivar begins at the end of April, very near that of APF-45 (Prime-Ark 45), Osage and Ouachita. Fruit of the new cultivar has an average first harvest date of second week of June and was very near that of Natchez and APF-45, little earlier than Osage and Ouachita. The average fruiting period is long, about 50 days. Fruit yields of the new cultivar on floricanes are on average 6 kg.
The fruits are long conical in shape, glossy with a uniform black finish. The primary floricane berries are large (avg. 9 g), next berries are lower (avg. 6 g). The overall postharvest storage potential of fresh fruit of the new cultivar is greater than that of Natchez (red drupelet reversion is substantially less). The fresh fruit rates very well in flavor and is a noteworthy attribute of the cultivar and is comparable to or exceeding that of Natchez. A primary fruit characteristic of A-2491T is reduced acidity. The flavor is sweet and sub-acid with desirable aromatics.
Plants and fruit are resistant to anthracnose and plants have shown no evidence of susceptibility to orange rust. Bushes are hardy to minus 17 C.
The variety does not have a name yet.
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