Released Raspberry Cultivars and Lines :  Jeanne d'Orléans |SJR941-1 | SJR941-5
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Jeane d'Orleans
  • ‘‘Jeanne d’Orléans’ is a new late-season, floricane-fruiting red raspberry cultivar (Rubus idaeus L.) released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Horticulture Research and Development Centre (HRDC). Results from replicated trials in L’Acadie show ‘Jeanne d’Orléans’ has larger and firmer fruits that have excellent shelf life and higher soluble solids compared to the commercial cultivars in this study. ‘Jeanne d’Orléans’ also has higher antioxidant than commercially grown raspberries in Quebec.. Jeanne d'Orléans
    The selection was named after Mrs. Jeanne Delisle, a pioneer of small fruit cultivation and development with Les Fraises de l’Île d'Orléans Inc. Île d’Orléans is an island located 20 km east of Quebec City known for the production of high quality small fruit including red raspberry. Its economy is based mainly on agricultural production, particularly vegetable crops and small fruit crops. This island is also known as the capital of strawberry production in Quebec and is recognized for its production of high quality fruits.

    ‘Jeanne d’Orléans’, tested as SJR942-7, is a selection from a cross between ‘Meeker’ and ‘Chilliwack’ which was bred in 1994 by S. Khanizadeh. It has been tested since 1997 at McGill University and at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) sub-station in L’Acadie, Québec, as well as on controlled semi-commercial sites by our private partners ‘Les Fraises de l’Île d’Orléans’ in l’Île d’Orléans, Québec (latitude 46oN, longitude 71oW) and Meiosis Ltd. (Bradbourne House, Stable Block, East Malling, Kent ME19 6DZ) in United Kingdom .

    Fully grown primocanes of ‘Jeanne d’Orléans’ are semi-erect, medium high, covered with a medium thick layer of wax and a moderate number of medium-size reddish-purple spines. Leaves are composed of either 3 or 5 rugose leaflets, when 5 leaflets can be free to slightly overlapping, dull and light green. Floricane laterals are longer than those of both ‘Boyne’ and ‘Killarney’.
    Fruit of ‘Jeanne d’Orléans’ ripens 8 days after ‘Boyne’ and ‘Killarney’. The fruits are large, medium red (RHS 53A) (Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart, 1995), elongated conic, firm, very flavourful and have a cylindrical cavity. Skin is dull and pubescent. At maturity, ‘Jeanne d’Orléans’ raspberries detach easily from the receptacle without crumbling and have strong drupelet cohesion. Soluble solids levels were higher in ‘Jeanne d’Orléans’ than in the commercial cultivars in this study, whereas titratable acidity was similar to ‘Killarney’ but significantly lower than ‘Boyne’, ‘Nova’ and ‘Festival’. Total yield of ‘Jeanne d’Orléans’ was comparable to that of all commercial cultivars in this study but fruit weight was significantly higher than cultivars in this study. Four replications of 20 fruits were used to evaluate marketability and bleeding by placing them in a Petri dish over a white filter paper and keeping them at 20°C (room temperature). ‘Jeanne d’Orléans’ remained marketable (firm and uniform colour) for up to 5 days and drupelet bleeding was almost absent, which was much better than comparator cultivars in this study. It is reported that the ellagic acid content of ‘Jeanne d’Orléans’ is significantly higher than ‘Boyne’, ‘Festival’, ‘Killarney’ and ‘Nova’ which are the most widely cultivated commercial cultivars in Quebec..

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