Raspberry

James Hutton Limited manages the breeding programme of the Raspberry Breeding Consortium (RBC); a partnership of growers, marketing groups, propagators, AHDB and Scottish Government.  

The RBC was born out of the need to ensure the UK raspberry industry evolves in line with consumer tastes and trends as well as modern growing and production systems.  Its purpose is to create new, targeted and improved raspberry varieties, a process accelerated via the innovative science of the James Hutton Institute.   Recent successes include Glen Carron, Glen Dee, Glen Ericht and Glen Fyne.  

For information regarding licensing and trialling of any soft fruit variety, please contact Lesley Beaton, Commercialisation and Licensing Manager.

Raspberry Varieties

Requirements and results may differ according to location and production systems.  Growing recommendations and results are based on trials at James Hutton Institute, Dundee.

Please click the image below to view James Hutton Limited raspberry portfolio information at-a-glance.

 

James Hutton Limited Raspberry Info

 

New floricane release. Excellent flavour, yield and size. Phytophthora resistant.
Newly released primocane raspberry. Sweet, aromatic, vanilla flavour with low acidity.
Newly released primocane raspberry. Highly productive and high potential to double crop.
The backbone of the UK raspberry industry.  A versatile cultivar that consistently produces a high yield.
A specialist early variety producing a high proportion of Class 1 fruit with a sweet flavour and stunning appearance. Highly suited for long-cane production.
Sweet raspberry flavour, acid bite and creamy texture. Consistently large and more conical than Glen Ample and an excellent shelf life.
Bright red berry with excellent flavour. Machine harvests well, producing a high yield of good quality fruit for the processing market. Freezing quality is also excellent.
A mid-season variety which is ideal for processing and harvesting by machine. High tolerance to Phytophtora root rot.
Bright red, attractive and slightly conical berries which are firm and cohesive with a similar shelf life to Glen Ample. Suitable for both the fresh and processing market.
Glen Rocio is a large, red and glossy fruit, suited to warmer climates.
Video and podcast content from the UK raspberry breeding consortium.