Variety: Scarlet Knight®
Principal Investigator: Dr. Nicholi Vorsa
Scarlet Knight® is distinguished by very early season ripening, with exceptional early and high fruit anthocyanin (TAcy) and high fruit quality, making it highly suitable for the fresh fruit market
Scarlet Knight® was derived from a cross made in 1995 between ‘Stevens’ and NJS98-37 (a Franklin x Ben Lear hybrid, full sib of Demoranville®), and released in 2012. It derives its name from Rutgers mascot, the Scarlet Knight.
Strengths & Qualities
- Early ripening to a dark red, uniform color
- High red pigment (anthocyanin) content
- Lower titratable acidity
- Rounder, medium large fruit size, to 2.4 grams/berry
- Round fruit shape facilitates sorting and packaging
- Good keeping and storage properties, weeks longer vs. other varieties
- Good yields, averaging 250 – 350 barrels/acre
- Scarlet Knight® registered trademark provides a potential high value at retail
- The taste profile of Scarlet Knight® may need adjustment for cooking and baking recipes vs. standard cranberries
- U.S. Plant Patent PP22,541 issued March 6, 2012
- Cranberry variety named ‘CNJ95-20-20’
- Canadian Plant Breeders’ Rights Certificate #5552 granted October 5, 2017
- Registered Trademark in Canada (TMA858558)
- Registered US Trademark No. 4,358,536
- 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.