‘Vintage’ (Fig. 1) is a new primocane-fruiting red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) breeding program in Corvallis, OR, released in cooperation with the Oregon State Agricultural Experiment Station and the Washington State University Agricultural Research Center. ‘Vintage’ is a high-yielding cultivar that produces large, firm fruit that are bright red-colored and have outstanding flavor. The cultivar should be widely adapted to wherever primocane-fruiting raspberries are grown and provide growers with an alternative to ‘Autumn Bliss’ or ‘Heritage’ with much better fruit quality, particularly flavor and color. An application for a U.S. plant patent has been submitted.
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