Kwanza® is a top-class raspberry. This primocane raspberry variety is distinguished by its very large fruit size and its bright orange red colour. Other features are good flavour and excellent shelf life.
A high yield and easy picking – not unimportant for the grower – qualifies Kwanza® as an exceptional variety.

Kwanza® is preferably grown in substrate and is very suitable for double cropping, which entails raspberry picking in autumn and in spring. Limitation of the number of canes per linear meter, creates an open crop with large fruit that allows quickly picking. An excellent yield is the result.

During harvest, the fruit often release more readily when picked later in the day. Once harvested, there is almost no colour change and the quality remains good.

Important advice is to leave the plants fairly dry at night, which can be managed by stopping watering in the afternoon in a timely manner. Compared to other varieties, Kwanza® requires more calcium and less potassium, especially in the period up to harvest.

Kwanza® is suitable for growing in moderate and Mediterranean climates for the more experienced raspberry growers. In Mediterranean areas, we recommend the use of a shade net during warm months.

Recommended number of canes per linear meter (at a row distance of 2 meter):

Autumn crop: 5 to 6
Spring crop: 2 to 3

Trials autumn crop in the Netherlands

Average fruit weight: 7 grams
Primocane yield: 1,5 kg/m2
Days after Polka: 10

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