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Ben Connan Currently restricted to certain growers (protected by Plant Variety Rights in the UK).

Parentage: Ben Sarek x Ben Lomond
Flowering: 7 days later than cv Baldwin at first flower.
Cropping season: 7 days later than cv Baldwin at first flower.
Productivity: Usually out yields all other varieties in trials, including Ben Lomond.
Mechanical Harvesting: Has been successfully harvested by machine in ADAS trials.
Growth Habit: Small bush hybrid with compact habit. Branches often weighed down with fruit, but return to upright position after harvest.
Fruit Size: Very large berries borne on medium length strigs.
Disease and Pest Resistance: Resistant to mildew, leaf spot and highly resistant to leaf-curling midge.

Ben Connan