Ben Dorain

General Info: Ben Dorain generally performs best in northern and western parts of the UK, due to its moderate to high chilling requirement.

Parentage: Ben Alder x SCRI C2/1/62.

Well adapted to mechanical harvesting.

Cropping Season & Yield

Harvest is usually at least 7 days after Ben Hope. Yields of over 11t/ha have been achieved in trials.

Fruit Quality

Some high Brix levels achieved, moderate vitamin C but good anthocyanin content. Berries have good hangability, and are usually around 1g.

Growth habit

Strong growth with upright habit.

Pest and Disease Resistance

Resistant to mildew and generally to leafspot. Susceptible to gall mite and reversion, although cropping is only slowly affected.