Cultivar Information

Flower type = Female
Berry color = Bronze
Year introduced = 1988   
Variety protection = Patented


'Pam' was released and patented by Ison's Nursery in 1991. Plant patent #5823, Dec. 9, 1986 The listed pedigree is '5-11-3' x 'Senoia'.


'Pam' is another of the large fruited, bronze, female cultivars from Ison's Nursery. 'Pam' seemed to have less fruit rot than many bronze cultivars, but berries lacked sweetness.

Productivity was okay for a female cultivar, but not great, and in some years was quite low. I don't think there are enough good traits for 'Pam' to overcome its uneven productivity and low sweetness and I don't recommend it for planting.



Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar Berry weight (g) Berry diameter (mm) Soluble solids (%)
Pam 18.7 31 12.4
Fry 12.7 27 15.3
Supreme 17.7 31 13.9

Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar Vine vigor Leaf disease Berry rot % Full crop Harvest period Ripening % Dry scar
Pam medium/high moderate moderate 60% late uneven 40%
Fry medium slight slight 70% midseason even 30%
Supreme medium slight none 90% midseason uneven 60%