Draper®

Draper®

Draper®

Mid season

Originates from cultivar ‘Duke’, inventor James F. Hancock, Michigan State University, USA. Mature shrub high 1.5 m, width 1 m. Upright habit. Self-fertile cultivar, but cross-pollination makes fruits bigger and better. Fruit length 1.1–.4 cm, width 1.5–.9 cm, average weight 1.6 g, violet blue colour, small and dry pedicel scars. The size of the fruit is unusually even. Comparing to ‘Bluecrop’, berries have better firmness, flavor much better and have much longer storage life. Fruits can be eaten fresh, can be frozen, good for jam, jellies and yoghurt. ‘Draper’ ripens few days after ‘Duke’, but before ‘Bluecrop’. Very good cultivar for machine harvesting. Needs to be protected from mummy berry blight. Not recommended for damp and cold places. Patent Number US P15,103 P2, Date of Patent Aug. 24, 2004, CPVO –Application & Right granted File No.