Ben Vane

General Info: Chilling requirement is rated as moderate, but Ben Vane often crops well after relatively mild winters.

Parentage: [(SCRI 2/40 x SCRI 243/7) x (Westra x SCRI 243/7)].

Flowering: First flower usually ca. 2 weeks before Ben Hope. 

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.