Glen Dee, Raspberry

EU PVR Application 2014/0627
Trialled as 0447C-5, Glen Dee is a late selection with a mid-pick date five days later than Octavia in Scotland and between Glen Ample and Octavia in Southern England.

The variety has consistently produced very high yields in three years of trialling. The berries are large, conical in shape and with a good, pleasant flavour. The berries have superb shelf life maintaining both colour and firmness in storage better than any other floricane in JHI tests. Glen Dee produces strong and vigorous spine free canes which are easily managed and display the fruit well making picking relatively easy. The variety is suceptible to Raspberry Root Rot and needs to be protected by the routine application of fungicide.

The variety needs lateral support and care needs to be taken to ensure that Raspberry Beetle controls are timed to coincide with flowering.

NB: Glen Dee has only been in trial for four years in Scotland and two years in England.

Approved Health:

Standard Cane: £742 per thousand
Spring Potted Plants: £732 per thousand
Root: £17.50 per kg

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