- Season: Everbearer
- Main characteristic/s: Excellent disease resistance to crown rot and wilt
- Breeder: NIAB EMR, UK
Characteristics of Malling™ Champion
- Excellent disease resistance to crown rot and wilt
- Moderate resistance to powdery mildew
- High fruit quality
- Easy to pick
Malling™ Champion is an everbearer which produces its peak harvest in July and picks steadily through August in the UK.
Malling™ Champion displays excellent fruit quality producing attractive, regular conic shaped berries with very good skin firmness and pleasantly sweet flavour. Shelf life has been shown to be good with an orange-red colour that holds well in store.
With an average fruit yield of 935g per plant in grower trials, Malling ™ Champion has excellent yield potential. Berries are large in size averaging 24g in EMSBC trials with 62% measuring >35mm. The percentage of class 1 berries produced averaged 88% in EMSBC grower.
Malling™ Champion is a robust yet compact plant with low vigour. The fruit is well presented on long trusses providing for an easy harvest.
Malling™ Champion is resistant to crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum) and wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and shows moderate resistance to powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis). Results are based on tests at NIAB-EMR.
EU PVR applied for - Application No 2017/3249; Morocco PBR Application No: 814/18. The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Malling™ Champion without a licence is prohibited. Only Propagation Licence holders can propagate and receive propagation grade material (and not Sales or Growing-on Transformation Licence holders). Malling™ Champion is available from the following licensed propagators:
Propagation Licence Holders
Sales Licence Holders
Growing-on / Transformation Licence Holders