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Glen Dee


Denomination: 'Glen Dee'
Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus
Applicant/Holder: The James Hutton Institute
Dundee, Scotland
United Kingdom
Breeder: Sophia Nicola Jennings, James Hutton Limited, Dundee, United Kingdom
Agent in Canada: Berry Growers of Ontario
72 Julia Drive
Welland, Ontario
Tel: 905-735-5379
Application Date: 2018-03-29
Application Number: 18-9403
Grant of Rights Date: 2019-05-31
Certificate Number: 5986
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2021-05-31
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2039-05-31

Note: The applicant has requested an exemption from compulsory licensing to allow time to multiply and distribute propagating material of the variety. If the exemption is granted, it may be allowed for two years from the date rights are granted for the variety.

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: '0485k-1'

Summary: The dormant cane of 'Glen Dee' is brownish purple whereas the dormant cane of '0485k-1' is brown. A single drupe of 'Glen Dee' is large to very large whereas the drupe of '0485k-1' is medium to large.


PLANT: arching growth habit, many current season shoots, only bears fruit on previous season's cane in summer, medium to late vegetative bud burst

VERY YOUNG SHOOT: weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of apex during rapid growth
FRUITING LATERAL: horizontal to drooping attitude, medium length
CURRENT SEASON`S CANE: medium to strong degree of glaucosity, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium internode length, short to medium length of vegetative bud
DORMANT CANE: long, brownish purple
SPINES: none

LEAF: medium to dark green upper side, predominantly five leaflets, medium to strong rugosity, relative position of lateral leaflets is free
LEAFLET: concave in cross-section
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium to long, medium width

FLOWERING: begins mid-season on previous season's cane
PEDUNCLE: medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: absent or very few spines
FLOWER: medium to large

FRUIT: begins ripening late on previous season's cane, long to very long, broad to very broad, large length to width ratio, conical shape in lateral view, medium red, medium glossiness, medium to firm, medium to strong adherence to plug, long to very long fruiting period on previous season's cane
DRUPE: large to very large

Origin & Breeding History: 'Glen Dee' originated from a controlled cross between the parent varieties '00123A5' and '0019B11' conducted on April 7, 2004 at The James Hutton Institute in Dundee, United Kingdom. The new variety was selected on November 20, 2007 based on fruit quality; pest and disease resistance; and plant growth habit. Weekly measurements of fruit size, sweetness and shelf life were also considered in the selection.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Glen Dee' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2014/0627, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany in 2016 and 2017.

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Glen Dee
Raspberry: 'Glen Dee'

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Glen Dee
Raspberry: 'Glen Dee'

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