Description Of SK Red
No significant difference in fruit quality (sweetness, after-taste,
texture, firmness, flavor, acceptability, color) either initially or after 3 and
6 days storage uncovered at 4 degrees C, than Boyne or Min 656, Min 657.
Consumer preference trials however, rate SK Red Mammoth as most
preferred, much superior to Boyne.
Color: Bright red, redness Hunter Colorimeter
“a” value: 33.6 (Boyne 29.5) Redness
better than Boyne after 3 and 6 days storage.
Shape: Slightly conical.
Soluble Solids: 10.9% (Boyne 10.6)
Titratable Acids: 2.65 g of citric acid
per 100 mls of juice. (Boyne 2.75%)
Other: Bacterial plate count studies seem to
indicate that this cultivar exhibits antibiotical properties.
Berries are easily detached from the pith and stalk; separation is much easier
than with Boyne. Fruit is larger
than Boyne. Berry diameter is 21.5
mm (Boyne: 16.3 mm). Ten berry weight: 27.5 g (Boyne: 21.3g).
Yield: Long season producer, bearing is
greatest in mid to late season. Over-all
yield in width/meter is similar to Boyne.
Much more hardy than Boyne.
Vigor: Medium to above average.
Requires trellising. Canes
are less sturdy than Boyne but fruit is held fairly well off the ground.
Appears suitable for machine
Is most suited to processing market
but is also suitable to commercial fresh market.