Plant breeding

The NIAB fruit breeding programmes concentrate on raspberries, cherries and plums. The commercial strawberry breeding programme moved to Bayer in early 2024, but continues to operate from the East Malling site.

East Malling Rubus Breeding Consortium

NIAB leads an international consortium - East Malling Rubus Breeding Consortium (EMRBC) - to breed, develop and commercialise raspberries and blackberries for global production. The partnership formed in 2015 between NIAB and its industry partners.

Malling Fruits, New Road, East Malling, ME19 6BJ
Tel: +44 (0)1732 843833
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