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Late Fry


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Self-fertile
Berry color = Bronze
Year introduced = 1993   
Variety protection = Patented

History

'Late Fry' was released and patented by Ison's Nursery in 1993. Plant patent #9224, Aug. 1, 1995. The listed pedigree is 'Fry' x 'Granny Val'.


Comments

'Late Fry' was tested after we conducted most our trials, so we only really have observational data on it. So far, it has looked okay. It might fill the need for a late season bronze cultivar for the fresh market. It appears to have higher sugar content than its parent, 'Granny Val', but is not quite as late as 'Granny Val'. I only recommend trial plantings of this cultivar until we know more about it. Trial plantings by a grower in North Carolina indicate that 'Late Fry' is at least as susceptble to fruit rot as its parent 'Fry', and maybe more so. We have also seen a fair amount of fruit rot in our plantings. Based on this susceptibility I would be careful planting it if you have had trouble with rot on other cultivars like 'Fry'.


 


 

Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Berry weight (g)

Berry diameter (mm)

Soluble solids (%)

Late Fry

16.4

30

14.4

Fry

12.7

27

15.3

Supreme

17.7

31

13.9

 


Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Vine vigor

Leaf disease

Berry rot

% Full crop

Harvest period

Ripening

% Dry scar

Late Fry

Good

slight

slight

80%

late

uneven

60%

Fry

medium

slight

slight

70%

midseason

even

30%

Supreme

medium

slight

none

90%

midseason

uneven

60%