James Hutton Limited and Global Plant Genetics (GPG) recently showcased a range of new raspberry varieties from the James Hutton breeding programme. The fruit varieties are due to be commercialised in the near future.
The varieties on show included two new primocane varieties (coded P4 and P5). In a statement the two companies said: “Underpinning the raspberry programme is a world-class level of science, ensuring that the development of improved varietal traits is taking place at an impressive, but targeted rate.”
Hortnews.com quoted Jamie Petchell of GPG as saying: “We are delighted to have struck a raspberry representation deal with the world-renowned James Hutton Limited programme. Their raspberry varieties have been well-known globally for a long time now, and their recent developments present growers across the world with an opportunity to access material that will further boost their own production.”
“It is great to see these new raspberry genetics come to fruition with their imminent commercial release,” commented Jamie Smith of James Hutton Limited. “We are looking forward to working with Global Plant Genetics as they develop them across their network.”