‘Cascade Harvest’ is a new floricane fruiting raspberry cultivar (Rubus idaeus L.) jointly released by Washington State University (WSU), Oregon State University (OSU), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ‘Cascade Harvest’ produces a high yield of large, firm fruit suited to machine harvesting, and is well suited for processing. Because of its flavor, large fruit, attractive appearance and easy fruit release at an early stage of maturity, ‘Cascade Harvest’ may also be suitable for fresh market use. It is root rot [Phytophthora rubi (W.F. Wilcox & J.M. Duncan) W.A. Man in‘t Veld] tolerant and resistant to the common strain of Raspberry bushy dwarf virus (RBDV). Because of its adaptation to machine harvest, high yield, tolerance to root rot and RBDV resistance, it is recommended as a possible replacement for ‘Meeker’, the primary cultivar of the Pacific Northwest raspberry industry.
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