Glen Dee boasts a seven percent yield increase compared to the popular Glen Ample variety and is attracting lots of attention.
Representatives from Mylnefield Research Services (MRS) attended this year’s Fruit Logistica, as part of the UK Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board stand, which showcased the best of UK fruit and potatoes.
The main focus of MRS at the event was the promotion of new raspberry variety Glen Dee. This is a late season floricane raspberry that represents the James Hutton Institute and MRS’ aim to produce high quality raspberry cultivars suitable for low input systems that can be grown economically.
Dr Jonathan Snape, MRS commercial director, said: “Our breeding 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 programme.” The breeding programme is funded by a consortium comprising the Scottish Government, AHDB and commercial companies.
Glen Dee boasts a seven percent yield increase compared to the popular Glen Ample variety. It is attracting a lot of attention, and meetings were held with representatives from 30 different countries.