Duke

Duke

Duke

Early season

Bred in the USA, 1986. Shrubs reach 1.3–1.8 m and boast an erect but broad habit and stiff and straightened stems. Needs regular pruning to regularly bear high quality fruit. Develops berries of average size, with good taste, especially after chilling. Gathered in clusters at the end of upright stems. Suitable both for direct consumption and processing, the berry skin is smooth and strong, characteristically crunchy. Perfect berries for transporting and freezing. An early cultivar, fruit ripen from the middle of July, it yields a crop regularly. Extremely appreciated cultivar due to its regular and high yield. Not recommended for excessively damp and cold places. A high suitability of this cultivar for mechanical harvesting has been prooved in the USA in recent years. Regarded as a cultivar of great economic importance.