Plant Patent #28,048
Yambu was released by Fresh Forward in the Netherlands and bred by Burt Meulenbroek. Yambu is an early mid-season variety with a similar ripening season as Honeoye, one of its parents. Plants are very vigorous and dark green in color. We have not experienced foliage disease pressure to this point nor any special nutrient requirements. Fruit is a bright red color, attractive, with uniform shape and glossy skin. A long fruiting, very product variety, flavor is excellent with a sweet taste. We selected Yambu from our variety trials after testing it for two years. In addition to our success in a larger block we fruited this year, our Grower Survey went out to growers who also fruited Yambu in 2017 and they too reported back very positive results on its performance with a desire to plant it again. As we will no longer be offering Daroyal beginning in 2018, we highly recommending trial planting of Yambu where good plant vigor and excellent flavor is required of an early mid-season variety.