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Glen Carron


Denomination: 'Glen Carron'
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: 2020-03-23
Application Number: 20-10127

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: '0447c-5'

Summary: The previous season's cane for 'Glen Carron' is brown whereas that of '0447c-5' is brownish purple. A single drupe of 'Glen Carron' is medium to large whereas a single drupe of '0447c-5' is large to very large.


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

VERY YOUNG SHOOT: weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of apex during rapid growth
CURRENT SEASON'S CANE: medium to strong glaucosity, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium length internode, medium to long vegetative bud
SPINES: absent

PEDICEL: absent or very few spines
LEAF: medium to dark green on upper side, predominantly five leaflets, medium degree of rugosity, relative position of lateral leaflets is free
LEAFLET: concave profile in cross-section
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium to long, medium to broad

FLOWERING: begins mid to late season on previous season's cane
PEDUNCLE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: medium to large

FRUITING LATERAL: horizontal to drooping attitude, medium to long
FRUIT RIPENING: begins mid to late season on previous season's cane
FRUIT: very long, broad, large to very large length to width ratio, conical shape in lateral view, medium red, medium glossiness, firm, medium adherence to plug
DRUPE: medium to large
FRUITING PERIOD: medium to long on previous season's cane

Origin & Breeding History: 'Glen Carron' originated from a controlled cross conducted at the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie, United Kingdom on April 7, 2004. The cross was made between the parent varieties 0030E-12 and 0039F-2. Final selection of 'Glen Carron' was made on November 25, 2010 based on fruit quality characteristics, plant growth habit and pest and disease tolerance. The results from weekly measurements of fruit size, yield, brix and shelf life were also considered.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Glen Carron' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2015/0100, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the Bundessortenamt, in Prüfstelle Wurzen, Germany, from 2016 to 2017.

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Glen Carron
Raspberry: 'Glen Carron'

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Raspberry: 'Glen Carron'

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Glen Carron
Raspberry: 'Glen Carron'

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