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Global Plant Genetics delivers a cutting-edge portfolio of varieties of Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Asparagus, Grapes and Nuts to world class businesses in these sectors.

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Asparagus

By engaging with Global Plant Genetics as an asparagus produce business, there are significant potential benefits to your company:

  • Access to improved asparagus hybrids to separate you from your competitors

  • Opportunities to engage in potentially exclusive arrangements for certain asparagus cultivars

  • Access to high quality asparagus seeds and plants to establish new plantations

  • Fully encompassed business development projects from planning and budgeting through to support during implementation with producers

  • Worldwide marketing and technical contacts that can help you to further develop your year-round asparagus supply

The portfolio of asparagus hybrids at Global Plant Genetics is world-class. We are proud to represent a select few of the globe’s very best asparagus breeders. Asparagus nurseries and growers can benefit from our deep range of genetics, boosting production in all of the important asparagus growing regions around the world.

Global Plant Genetics specialises in the supply of high-quality asparagus seeds to asparagus growers and nurseries. The asparagus varieties on offer can be produced in regions with no or very little chilling all the way up to zones that are considered as high chill areas.

When choosing an asparagus cultivar for production, it is important for growers to consider a whole range of technical aspects. These include which colour asparagus to grow, soil types, climatic conditions as well as yield expectations and spear quality factors. The range of asparagus hybrids from Global Plant Genetics includes green, white and purple types. The company is also well placed to provide leading edge consultancy solutions to asparagus businesses all over the world.

Take a look at our asparagus varieties offer to learn more.

Early California
Early California

Well-renowned as the outstanding choice for asparagus growers in hot and arid climates. Early California has no chilling requirement which makes it adaptable to season manipulation as it crops before all other asparagus hybrids.

Guelph Eclipse
Guelph Eclipse

The exciting early season asparagus hybrid bred in Canada. Optimum spear diameter, improved yields and precocious production make Guelph Eclipse the next standard cultivar for a range of production systems.

Guelph Equinox
Guelph Equinox

High yielding asparagus cultivar that is suited to cultivation in cool and temperate environments. Guelph Eclipse has been released due to its all-round yield and quality benefits offered to growers.

Guelph Millennium
Guelph Millennium

The standard green asparagus variety for temperate and cool growing regions. Guelph Millennium combines excellent spear quality with high yields in the mid-late season.

Pacific Challenger
Pacific Challenger

Pacific Challenger 2 is a high performance asparagus cultivar for use in temperate regions.  It has tolerance to the Phytophthora soil-tame disease, a very real problem in asparagus growing.

Pacific Endeavour
Pacific Endeavour

Pacific Endeavour is a high yielding asparagus cultivar best suited for production in temperate and cool growing regions.  Its spears are medium to large in diameter and have excellent tip closure.

Pacific Green
Pacific Green

Pacific Green is a high yielding asparagus hybrid that produces the very best quality spears in warm to hot production environments.  It is quickly gaining in popularity in this type of growing location due to its exceptional tip closure.

Pacific Purple
Pacific Purple

A leading purple asparagus hybrid suitable for temperate and warm environments.  Pacific Purple offers industry leading spear quality along with an excellent eating experience.

Pacfic Summit
Pacfic Summit

A high performing asparagus hybrid that is adapted to production in hotter growing regions.  Pacific Summit offers an excellent continuation of spear quality and high yields in the mid season.

Vittorio
Vittorio

Unique Combination of Quality and Yield for White and Green Production.

Patron
Patron

Patron is an early season asparagus variety that is suited to production in hot / warm growing regions. Its spear diameter is extremely uniform and production levels very high.

Blackberries

The global market for blackberries has a great deal of growth potential. This can be best taken advantage of by producing berries that are repeat purchased. As an eminent produce business, it is vital for you to remain at the vanguard in these times. Improved eating quality blackberries will help you to develop your berry business across the globe. Global Plant Genetics is ideally positioned to work with you to place these floricane and primocane blackberry varieties in the correct locations for you to exploit the maximum potential benefits. Benefit from our Expert Knowledge

Engaging with Global Plant Genetics will afford a range of opportunities for your operation:

  • The ability to grow some of the best blackberry cultivars available

  • Access new blackberry varieties at an early stage

  • Potential exclusivity opportunities with certain blackberry genetics and territories

The blackberry crop has undergone significant development in the recent past. The biggest contributing factor to the change has been the offer of improved varieties. Global Plant Genetics is very much at the forefront of the industry with its range of blackberry varieties. Our selection of blackberry genetics helps producers around the world to harvest high quality berries over an extended season.

Improved tasting blackberries have driven the acceleration in production and consumption of the crop globally. This characteristic is of paramount importance to the blackberry variety offer within Global Plant Genetics. Our nursery, grower and produce business customer base can also benefit from both floricane and primocane blackberries. This means that fresh and processed blackberries can be harvested over a prolonged season.

For more details, click on the individual varietal brochures.

Columbia Star
Columbia Star

Sweet Eating Blackberry for Fresh and Machine-Harvest

Ouachita
Ouachita

Large, Firm, Sweet and Juicy Blackberries

Natchez
Natchez

Early Season and Exceptional Blackberry Yields

Prime-Ark® 45
Prime-Ark® 45

World-Leading Primocane Blackberry with Remarkable Performance

Von
Von

Leading-Edge Blackberry that Delivers Superlative Flavour and Yield

Juhas
Juhas

NEW SPINEFREE PRIMOCANE BLACKBERRY

Maryna
Maryna

NEW SPINEFREE PRIMOCANE BLACKBERRY

Blueberries

If you are a major produce company shipping blueberries internationally you will be aware of the importance of having access to modern blueberry genetics of Southern High Bush, Northern High Bush and Rabbiteyes. Blueberry genetics that will satisfy your customers’ requirements in terms of the following attributes:

  • Excellent shelf life

  • Outstanding flavour profiles

  • Large firm berries

  • Great colour

  • High yields

At Global Plant Genetics, our international portfolio of breeders are continually pushing boundaries in terms of improvements to the above attributes. The group of blueberry breeders we work with cover all the following blueberry plant types:

  • Evergreen

  • Southern High Bush

  • Mid Chill

  • High Chill

  • Rabbiteye

If you are interesting in trialing or exploring blueberry licensing opportunities please make direct contact via the webpage.

Tropical Blue
Tropical Blue

Zero Chill Evergreen

Blue Duchess (TH1876)
Blue Duchess (TH1876)

Evergreen blueberry variety delivering outstanding fruit quality

Early Duchess (TH1334)
Early Duchess (TH1334)

An exceptionally large, low chill blueberry

Sweet Duchess (TH1321)
Sweet Duchess (TH1321)

The finest of early blueberries

Georgia-1797 (Ava in USA)
Georgia-1797 (Ava in USA)

Early blueberry with exceptional flavour

Gladiator (TH1872)
Gladiator (TH1872)

Early to mid-season Southern High Bush blueberry

Maverick (TH1493)
Maverick (TH1493)

Excellent low chill blueberry variety with Evergreen characteristics

MegasBlue
MegasBlue

Large, productive modern generation high chill Blueberry

Titanium
Titanium

Flavour, yield and taste for the 21st Century, high chill blueberry

Grapes

Nematode resistant grape rootstocks. The grape division is a relatively new addition to the Global Plant Genetics’ Intellectual Property portfolio. We represent two grape rootstocks for Europe, including the UK from the University of California Davis. This long-established grape breeding programme is world renowned for its development of virus resistant rootstocks and new wine grape varieties. The UC Davis grape breeding programme is positioned in the fabulous wine growing region of Northern California.

The University of California grape rootstocks GRN1 and GRN3 offer wine grape, as well as table grape producers an opportunity to grow in infected soils without the need for soil sterilisation to control nematodes and associated viruses such as grape fanleaf. GRN1 and GRN3 control a broad range of nematodes such as root-knot nematode, dagger nematode, citrus nematode and lesion nematode. Both GRN1 and GRN3 rootstocks are also resistant to Phylloxera. These nematode resistant grape rootstocks will become increasingly important in the future as soil sterilisation becomes less used.

Grape nursery partners are being identified and licensed throughout Europe. Plant Variety Rights’ protection is filed, with extensive trials and further propagation both also in place.

Behind this, we are working on further new developments in the wine grape industry which could be ground-breaking for our clients in the future.

We are truly committed to the development of our grape division, having appointed Claire Donkin to head this up since 2019.

GRN 1 Grape Rootstock
GRN 1 Grape Rootstock

New Generation Grape Rootstock

GRN 3 Grape Rootstock
GRN 3 Grape Rootstock

New Generation Grape Rootstock

Raspberries

As a leading business in the raspberry sector, having access to world class raspberry varieties and advanced selections is crucial to maintain your current market position, as well as future expansion. Working with the Global Plant Genetics floricane and primocane raspberry portfolio, you could have access to raspberry varieties of the future, delivering improved flavour, high yields, excellent shipping capabilities and improved disease resistance.

Our expert team has many years’ experience in the raspberry market and a proven track record in delivering raspberry improvements to the produce industry the world over. As a company specialising in raspberries, you could have access to the varieties of the future wherever your growing region may be.

Raspberry varieties are a key element of the berry portfolio at Global Plant Genetics. We have aligned ourselves to some of the eminent raspberry breeders in the world in order to offer state of the art variety solutions to growers. The raspberry market is fast moving and requires high levels of cultivar innovation in order to keep up with the latest developments.

As a grower and or marketer of raspberries, you will have key varietal requirements such as improved flavour, berry size, berry colour, overall yield and disease resistance, among many others. At Global Plant Genetics, we can solve these issues from within the range of varieties we offer. In addition to the general fruit and plant characteristics previously mentioned, the raspberry genetics within our assortment cover all important growing regions from low to high chill.

In recent times there has been a large shift in raspberry production with most producers across the globe now preferring primocane raspberries rather than the floricane type. However, it is not as simple as planting a primocane plant in the spring, harvesting it in the autumn, cutting it down the following spring and harvesting again the subsequent autumn, and so on. Technical developments within raspberry varieties mean that many nurseries are now producing a range of different plant types. These include frozen roots, fresh plug plants, overwintered plug plants as well as a plethora of long cane types.

Professional raspberry producers can use the varying plant types to ensure a prolonged season of high-quality berries, often of the same variety. High quality and younger raspberry plants also have the associated benefit of producing larger berries. These then allow harvesting costs to be better controlled as well as delivering an improved eating experience to the consumer.

There is a high degree of scientific background that goes into the breeding of the raspberry varieties that we represent. This is best demonstrated by the use of genetic markers for elements such as disease resistance. It is anticipated that other markers will be developed in the near future to help select for other traits such as fruit quality and yield.

Please take a look at our range of raspberry varieties for more details.

Glen Dee
Glen Dee

Mid to late season floricane raspberry producing large fruit

Glen Carron
Glen Carron

Premium Raspberry Variety for Long Cane Production

Glen Mor
Glen Mor

Low-Chill, Early and Fabulous Flavour

Lewis
Lewis

Early Season Primocane with Superb Production

Skye
Skye

Large and Sweet Berries that Double-Crop

Strawberries

GPG represent UC Davis California strawberry genetics

Licencing UC Davis Strawberry genetics

Global Plant Genetics have the responsibility for the protection and licensing of the new short day and day neutral strawberry varieties from the University of California as International Master License Holders. These new outstanding strawberry varieties will be a major development for many leading strawberry plant nurseries and strawberry growers internationally. If you are a strawberry grower we will be pleased to introduce you to list of carefully selected world class strawberry plant suppliers of these UC Davis strawberry cultivars. If you are a strawberry plant nursery and have an interest in our strawberry genetics please introduce yourself via the contact page.

Royal Royce
Royal Royce

Outstanding Day Neutral for the 21st Century Market

Moxie
Moxie

Exceptional fruit and plant characteristics for the modern market

Valiant
Valiant

High yielding, low input quality day neutral

Victor
Victor

Delivering excellence in short day strawberries

Warrior
Warrior

The next generation short day cultivar

Mojo
Mojo

Extreme Day Neutral providing superior fruit quality

Finn
Finn

Extreme Day Neutral offering season extension

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