Plant material

Throughout the WET Centre used Malling™ Centenary┬« as a model variety, a stunning success in the industry for the high yields, big fruit, picking speeds, good flavour and appearance of the fruit.

The WET Centre will continue to use leading commercial varieties for the NIAB EMR breeding programs.

Picking costs for Malling Centenary

CultivarClass 1 Yield (t/ha)WastePicking cost (£/kg)
Elsanta27.415%0.56
Malling Centenary27.1<1%0.43

30% picking costs savings due to the long trusses and high quality fruit. A winner!