Jonkheer Van Tets

  • Bred by J. Maarse in Schellinkhont about 1931 by crossing ‘Faya Plodna’ and ‘Scotch’.
  • Highly valued in European countries, recommended for commercial plantations and home gardens.
  • A vigorous grower developing a broad ball-shaped habit, becomes 100-200 cm high.
  • Its young sprouts are yellow and green and become grey when lignified.
  • Develops moderately large leaves which are palm-shaped, dark green, coriaceous and sparsely located on the cane, their bottom side is mossy.
  • Blooms early displaying extremely long and sparsely spaced inflorescences which in the greatest numbers appear on two- and four-year-old sprouts, on older branches clusters are shorter and its fruits are smaller.
  • Produces large berries which are getting smaller in size towards the top of the cluster, they are spherical with slightly protruding remains of a perianth and cherry red in hue; its clusters are long with densely spaced berries whose skin is thin and not tough with hardly visible veins; their seeds show through the skin and their flesh is compact and rather sour in flavour.
  • Moderately yielding, enters into full fruit bearing early.
  • A very early variety which ripens in the last days of June or at the beginning of July, its clusters ripen evenly; easy to harvest but not transport tolerant.
  • Rather resistant to anthracnose (drying out and falling prematurely of their leaves).
  • Requires fertile soils, rich in humus and sufficiently damp; recommended for sheltered positions and regions in which late spring frost rarely occurs.