‘Esquimalt’ produces high yields of firm fruit that are larger than ‘Tulameen’. This variety is well suited for local fresh market outlets and U-pick operations. It is not recommended for machine harvesting or long distance travel as it can be challenging to transport due to the large drupelets and thin skin that are prone to bruising and can bleed.
|Parentage:||‘Comox’ x ‘Glen Ample’|
|Harvest Timing:||Mid to late season|
|Bloom Timing:||Mid season|
|Fruit Shape:||Broad conical, large drupes|
|Fruit Color:||Light to medium red|
|Average fruit weight:||4.9g|
|Firmness (Newtons):||2.45N (Firm)|