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New raspberry Glen Dee shone at Fruit Logistica

New raspberry variety Glen Dee (c) James Hutton Institute
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.

Representatives from our commercial subsidiary Mylnefield Research Services (MRS) have again attended Fruit Logistica, the world’s biggest fresh produce event, in Berlin, Germany. This year MRS was 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.

Attended by more than 2,700 companies and 65,000 visitors from 130 countries, Fruit Logistica covers the entire spectrum of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector, including fresh fruit and vegetables; dried fruit and nuts; packaging and labelling; transport and logistical systems; produce handling and storage; press and media; computer and internet solutions; and cultivation systems.

Notes to editors:

Mylnefield Research Services is a commercial affiliate of the James Hutton Institute. It specialises in crop research, analytical services and plant breeding. From its Dundee base it licenses plant varieties worldwide, and its customer base ranges from local to multinational companies. Around 50% of blackcurrants and around 15% of the raspberries grown worldwide are varieties bred by MRS at the James Hutton Institute. The company is also a leading breeder of potatoes, with varieties accounting for approximately 5% of the UK seed potato production. MRS started life in 1989, its ownership transferred to the James Hutton Institute in 2011 and on 1 April 2015 will merge with Macaulay Scientific Consulting (MSC) to become James Hutton Limited, the James Hutton Institute's new commercial subsidiary.

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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.