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Mara Eglite


High yielding cultivar with big fruits. Medium bud burst, late flowering and very late fruit ripening time.


Size: Very large (average 1.3 g).

Shape : Raindrop

Colour : Black

Flavour : Subacid, rather good.

Glossiness : Medium

Skin thickness : Medium

Fruit trusses

Lenght: Short or medium.

Density : Medium amount of fruits per truss

Separation from the truss : Separates well

Fruit biochemical value and use

Brix: 15.5-17.3 %

Use : For fresh consumption, freezing and processing.

Phenols : 296 mg/100 g

Vitamin C : 172 mg/100 g

Anthocyanins : 226 mg/100 g

About the cultivar

Breed in Latvia, cross of ‘Black Naple's’ × ‘Katyusha’. Cultivar protected in Latvia, representative of plant breeder`s rights: National botanical garden.

Bush : Vigorous, rather wide, medium upright.

Winterhardiness : Good

Mechanical harvest : Good adaptability

Resistance to pests : Susceptible to bud mite.

Resistance to diseases : Good resistance to American gooseberry mildew, medium resistant to leaf spots, susceptible to BRV.