'Royalty' - A purple-red raspberry
Sanford, John; Ourecky, Donald
'Royalty' is a backcross between a hybrid purple raspberry and a red raspberry. It combines many of the desirable features of both parents, having the large fruit size and plant vigor of a purple hybrid, and the high fruit quality of a red raspberry. 'Royalty' is hardy, has wide adaptation, and has good yield potential. This new cultivar has triple insect resistance; having immunity to the raspberry aphid, Amphorophora agathonica Hottes; resistance to the raspberry aphid, Aphis rubicola, Oestland; and resistance to the raspberry fruitworm, Byturus rubi Barber. 'Royalty's' aphid resistance helps it to escape the aphid-transmitted mosaic and leaf curl viruses, which should extend the productive life of the planting.
New York's Food and Life Sciences Bulletin97
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
Royalty raspberry; purple-red raspberry