Arturo Lavin A.1
Since 1982, the performance of red raspberry is being evaluated at the Cauquenes Experimental Station (INlA-Chile). Phenology, fruiting habits and production sequences, and some fruit characteristics have been evaluated. Results, until the 1987/88 season, have demonstrated that the species perform well under the agroclimatic conditions of the area, when irrigated. Some cultivars yielded over 7.5 ton/ha, which is considered a satisfactory reference yield level in other areas. In general, the best performing cultivars were Heritage, August Red and Willamette, but others, with less seasons of evaluation, are showing promising characteristics.
1 Subestación Experimental Cauquenes (INIA), Casilla 165, Cauquenes, Chile