Santa Catalina raspberry

This new low chill raspberry variety is being assessed at trial sites in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.
The first trials commenced in 2019.

Commercial or trial status



Santo Domingo – Chile, 2010 (Coho x P.08.05.2)


It is a primocane variety. The plant has a semi-erect growth habit and an average height of 1.75m in the shoot of the season. It presents development of side shoots of adequate size at the top and base of the primocane. Side shoots of floricanes are medium sized. Fruiting takes place mainly on primocanes, and floricanes for fruiting of dormant buds are approximately 1m in height. The floricane and the primocane show an average density of small thorns. It is a productive variety.


Flowering on the floricane begins in early November, and the harvest period is in spring and lasts two months, from late November to late January. In the primocane, differentiation begins in January and the harvest period lasts 3 to 4 months, from mid-February to May.


It is a fruit with a very good appearance, long, trapezoidal in shape, and with small drupelets. It is medium sized, reaching an average weight of 4.2g and a maximum weight of 7.3g. It is easily detached from the receptacle and has medium firmness.