Malling Juno

  • Season: Early season
  • Main characteristic/s: Floricane
  • Breeder: NIAB EMR, UK
Characteristics of Malling Juno
  • Very early season, with a condensed ripening period
  • Attractive fruit with good flavour
  • Spineless, upright canes
  • Good shelf life and fruit firmness
  • Resistant to cane disease
  • Resistant to biotypes 1-4 of the large raspberry aphid
Cropping Season
Very early more or less identical to that of Glen Moy, with a condensed ripening period. In open field trials at East Malling Research the 50% pick dates were between the 25th & 30th June.

Fruit Quality
Malling Juno berries have an attractive mid-red colour similar to Glen Ample and brighter than Glen Moy. Berries are easily detached from the plug, with an even set and consistent, blunt conical shape with generally small drupelets. The texture is firmer than that of Glen Moy, Glen Ample and Tulameen when just ripe. Berry cohesiveness is excellent, and shelf life is good. Flavour is pleasantly sweet flavour.

Fruit Yield
Malling Juno has good yield potential for an early season variety.

Plant Characteristics
Plants have a good growth habit, with short internodes and long, ascending laterals, which are strongly attached. The canes are spine-free, leafy, very pleasant to handle and prune, upright to slightly spreading at their tips. Primocanes have a very upright habit during harvest so that they are out of the picker’s way. Fruiting canes are rare below the bottom wire.

Disease Resistance
Malling Juno is resistant to biotypes 1-4 of the large raspberry aphid (Amphorophora idaei). Resistant to cane Botrytis, spur blight and cane spot, slightly susceptible to midge blight. Malling Juno was susceptible to raspberry root rot (Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi) in glasshouse tests at EMR. Not found infected with raspberry bushy dwarf virus after 11 years in the field at NIAB-EMR.

Plant Supply
Malling™ Juno is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No: 45409). The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Malling™ Juno 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™ Juno is available from the following licensed propagators:

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