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James Hutton Limited to highlight Glen Dee raspberry at Fruit Logistica

Glen Dee raspberries (c) James Hutton Institute
“Scottish raspberries and seed potatoes are known throughout the world for their excellent quality and we are hopeful of developing new markets, especially for our new raspberry variety Glen Dee.”

James Hutton Limited, the commercial arm of the James Hutton Institute, will be attending Fruit Logistica (8th-10th February, Berlin, Germany), in a drive to develop new markets for Hutton soft fruit varieties with an emphasis on new raspberry breed Glen Dee.

Glen Dee has been described as a perfect match for the needs of growers, retailers and consumers, and the reception it has had due to its taste, appearance, uniformity, endurance and low cost of production easily makes it a worthy rival for the current best-selling raspberry variety and a viable contender to become a firm favourite with growers in the coming seasons.

Dr Jonathan Snape, JHL Commercial Director, said: “Fruit Logistica is the biggest event in the world for the global fruit and potato industry and has proven to be an ideal showcase for the world leading crop research and breeding at the James Hutton Institute.

“Scottish raspberries and seed potatoes are known throughout the world for their excellent quality, and we are hopeful of developing new markets, especially for our new raspberry variety Glen Dee.”

Fruit Logistica is one of the most important events on the fruit and vegetable calendar and offers a rare opportunity to meet customers in one place and a chance to showcase on an international platform.

Besides its capabilities in soft fruit and potato breeding, James Hutton Limited will also showcase the underpinning science that makes Hutton breeding programmes successful, as well as the quality of Hutton standalone services for agriculture and horticulture.

“Meetings have been arranged with international companies interested in collaborating on commercial blueberry breeding, and we are also hoping to find partners interested in the development of blackberries,” Dr Snape added.

Now in its 25th year, Fruit Logistica will feature 2,900 trade exhibitors and hopes to attract 70,000 visitors from 138 countries. James Hutton Limited representatives will be on the AHDB Exports stand in Hall 8.2, stand A-07. 

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Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.