Released in 2012 by East Malling Research and the Strawberry Breeding Club, Malling TM Centenary has the potential to be of real value to intensive growers seeking to grow a better eating variety for their supermarket customers.
Fruit quality and yield
This early season selection has been released as a direct result of the variety's significantly improved flavour, appearance and shelf life compared to the current industry standards of Elsanta and Sonata. The berries are very regularly shaped and large with 62% of the crop greater than 35mm in the HDC substrate trial (SF128). This is the result of of a relatively simple flower truss structure that gives 5-6 flowers per truss. The berries have a high level of gloss which is retained during storage. The flavour has consistently been good in all trials. Shelf life is excellent and the variety was rated first for shelf life in the 2015 Hoogstraten glasshouse trial. In the HDC trial over four seasons Malling TM Centenary was the top rated selection when assessed for berry appearance , flavour, colour, uniformity and shelf life. Malling TM Centenary has performed very well as a tray plant yielding in excess of 440g/plant and was the second highest yielding selection at 717g/plant in the following year in the HDC Substrate Trial (SF128 2011/12). In the 2015 Proefcentrum Hoogstraten 2015 Glasshouse Trial, Malling TM Centenary yield was 6.9kg per square metre, comparable to the highest yielding varieties in the trial and cropped over the period 18/03/2015 to 07/05/2015. When the plants were grown in the soil yields were lower but comparbale to Elsanta.
Fresh Struck waiting Bed
Kraege Beerenpflanzen, located near the north German town of Munster, produce fresh struck waiting beds exclusively for RW Walpole Ltd. Kraege's have an enviable reputation as a result of the health and productivity of their plants. Customers ordering Kraega grown plants from us will be supplied with a mixture of heavy, medium and light waiting beds dependant on the season's production.
Double Cold-stored Waiting Beds
Using our own PHPS Certified cold -stored plants in May we are able to to produce a strong, mulit-crowned, well rooted plant. These plants carry significantly more flowers than the fresh struck plants and should be planted early in the season to maximise potential.
NB: Malling TM Centenary has attracted enthusiastic reveiws from across the industry this season. The variety is avaialble to ALL GROWERS and is listed by ALL SUPERMARKETS.
"Malling TM Centenary is now a major berry for M&S, it is big and beautiful, perfect for the start of summer." Andy Mitchell, M&S Senior Agronmist
Cold-stored A- (8-10mm): £141.50 per thousand
Cold-stored A grade (10-12mm): £216.50 per thousand
Cold-stored A+ grade (13mm+): £321.50 per thousand
Misted Tips (available early August): £280 per thousand
MiniTray Plants (MTP) -Ex cold store: £350 per thousand *
Trays (FTP) - Ex cold store: £poa per thousand *
Trays (DCTP) - Ex cold store: £495 * per thousand *
Waiting Bed (FWB) - Ex cold store: £poa per thousand *
Waiting Bed (DCWB) - Ex cold store: £386.50 per thousand
* Plus cold storage from 1st February
Please note we only have left for sale A grade and Misted Tip plants. Placing your order for the 2017-18 season early is highly recommended.