Variety: Crimson Queen®
Principal Investigator: Dr. Nicholi Vorsa
The Crimson Queen® cranberry variety is distinguished by significantly higher yields, higher anthocyanin (red pigment), and higher stolon vigor compared to earlier varieties. This variety resulted from a cross made in 1988 at Chatsworth, NJ between ‘Stevens’ and ‘Ben Lear’ and was released in 2007.
Strengths & Qualities
- Early fruit color development
- Good color, high fruit anthocyanin (red pigment) content
- Large fruit size
- More rapid establishment and vigorous vine growth
- The potential for high consistent yields compared to the early maturing 'Ben Lear' variety
- Crimson Queen® displays 50% bloom 2-3 days earlier than the 'Stevens' variety
- Crimson Queen® tested as higher yielding than the current standard 'Stevens' variety in New Jersey, Wisconsin and Massachusetts variety trials
- US Plant Patent No. PP18,252 issued November 27, 2007
- Cranberry variety named ‘NJS98-23’
- Canadian Plant Breeders' Rights Certificate 3742 issued January 20, 2010
- Registered Trademark in Canada
- Registered Trademark in Chile
- Registered Trademark in Peru
- All trademarks are registered and continue to be enforced
RU Grower Online Reporting App
Welcome to the Rutgers University Grower Online Reporting App!
To make it easier for our licensees to submit Annual Reports, Rutgers has developed this user-friendly online platform which will enable you to submit annual reports electronically. Once you create your account, your reports will be available for easy updates in future years. As always, the information provided is kept confidential.