Saanich Raspberry Plant

  • Released by Pacific Agriculture Research Center of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in 2005
  • BC 82-5-161 (Algonquin x Chilliwack) x BC 80-28-50 (Nootka x Glen Prosen)
  • Tested as BC 89-34-41

Saanich raspberry plant is a floricane fruiting red raspberry that is suited for the fresh or processed market.  It ripens mid-season, and fruit are glossy, firm, and have a very pleasant flavor.  Has high yields.  Resistant to the common strain of the aphid that vectors the raspberry mosaic virus complex.  It is susceptible to raspberry bushy dwarf virus, but is slow to become infected in the field.