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  • From: Ginda <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>, Jerry Lehman <>, Jacquelyn Kuehn <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Niwot Black Raspberry Patent
  • Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:52:12 -0400

On September 6, 2016 7:46:57 AM EDT, Jerry Lehman <>
>On 9/6/2016 6:24 AM, Pete Tallman wrote:
>> I am pleased to announce that the U.S. Plant Patent for the 'Niwot'
>primocane-fruiting black raspberry was issued today as U.S. Plant
>Patent number PP27,131. Help from certain NAFEX people was essential
>to the breeding program.
>Good Morning Pete,
>Congratulations on achieving the plant patent for Niwot.
>We purchased 5 plants last spring and have been very pleased with it. I
>am planning to rip out the old raspberry bed of which I don't remember
>the original variety and I suspect now is primarily under performing
>seedlings. I was under the impression that Niwot would set 2 crops, an
>early summer then late fall. Quite frankly it seems to be more ever
>bearing than a duel ripening season as we have been picking fruit now
>for 60 days with many new clusters forming. Many of the berries are
>actually dual (Siamese twin) with one being larger than the other. It
>very vigorous and I need to increase the height of the top trellis wire
>to keep the cains off the ground. Presently the top wire is about 5
>and I should add another one 2 feet higher.
>Again, congratulations and my fruit breeding hat is off to you.
>Jerry Lehman

Wow! That's impressive. How are the flavor and texture?


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