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16 February 2018 11:37:57 |Crops and Cereals,News

New fruit variety created with 'exceptional quality' and 'high productivity'


Glen Carron came from a cross made in 2004 and began trials in 2010 (Photo: James Hutton Ltd)

Glen Carron came from a cross made in 2004 and began trials in 2010 (Photo: James Hutton Ltd)

A new raspberry variety has been announced with "exceptional fruit quality" and "high productivity", according to a crop research team.
The finding was presented at the Scottish Society for Crop Research and Bulrush Soft Fruit Information Day and Winter Meeting 2018.
The new raspberry, named Glen Carron, was bred in Dundee by the James Hutton Institute, funded by a Consortium consisting of the Scottish Government, AHDB and companies from the EU raspberry industry.
The raspberry is a new floricane variety that represents aims to produce high-quality cultivars suitable for low-input systems that can be grown economically.
Glen Carron came from a cross made in 2004 and began trials in 2010.
Introducing Glen Carron at the SSCR meeting, Jamie Smith, Business Development Manager for James Hutton, said: “The Raspberry Breeding Consortium’s programme is supported by the underpinning science of the James Hutton Institute and uses molecular markers to identify important traits early in the breeding process with the intent to reduce the long timescale of the breeding process.”


James Hutton Limited soft fruit breeder, Nikki Jennings, commented: “Glen Carron has been a firm favourite with growers throughout the UK and Europe during the trialling period down to its superb flavour and looks.
“In short, our new variety tastes great, looks great, stores well and can contribute to reducing waste. Everyone that’s tried it is confident that Glen Carron is the variety to look out for this summer.”
Alison Dolan, SSCR soft fruit subcommittee secretary, said: “As soft fruit growers strive to provide good quality fruit with low production costs to consumers, the Society is happy to highlight a new raspberry variety Glen Carron to its members.”




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