Fruit for the Future 2021

15 Jul 2021 3:00pm - 15 Jul 2021 6:00pm

Onsite at the James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, DD2 5DA.

Be sure to follow our social channels to keep up to date with the programme for this years Fruit for the Future. 

You can register for the event HERE


Fruit for the Future logo

Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events and is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, researchers and others interested in soft fruit.

15:00                   Registration / Covid Track & Trace
Spotted Wing Drosophila Soft Fruit Clinic Gaynor Malloch James Hutton Institute
Bring a 200g sample of fruit (raspberries, strawberries, cherries etc) to event. Staff will test for the presence of SWD and results will be sent to you in confidence. 

15:15                   Official opening and welcome, Peter Thomson

15:30                   Tours start. Each tour will last 20 minutes with ten minutes for questions.

Progress from the RBC raspberry breeding programme
•    Nikki Jennings, The James Hutton Institute  

Investigating the environmental triggers of fruit drop in cherry crops
•    Alison Karley, The James Hutton Institute

Progress and plans from the blueberry breeding programme 
•    Susan McCallum, The James Hutton Institute 

An update on the introduction of honeyberry crop to Scotland                                                                                                                                                       
•    Louise Gamble, The James Hutton Institute 

18:00                   Raspberry taste test 

18:30                   Event closes

Due to the presence of Covid, pre-registration for this event is mandatory. Please sign up to attend via this link:

To register for the event please visit HERE