Sweet Eve and Eve's Delight are superb new strawberries which are being grown in the UK exclusively for BerryWorld customers. The berries are characterised by their consistently sweet flavour, aroma and attractive appearance and have significantly raised the standard of BerryWorld Everbearer offer through their proven superior eating quality. These new varieties have consistently outperformed all other mainstream strawberry varieties in benchmarking analysis in 2010. www.sweetevestrawberry.co.uk
The varieties come from the Edward Vinson breeding programme and were released in 2008. Never before in the history of the programme have single seedlings been progressed to such significant commercial volumes. In 2010 these new superior Everbearer varieties represented approximately 70% and by 2011 will represent nearly 100% of the Everbearers grown by BerryWorld growers in the UK.
Viva Patricia is the first release from the Mediterranean programme and is exclusive to BerryWorld growers until the 2012 season. This new variety is now being grown commercially in Spain and Morocco as well as being trialled in Egypt.
Viva Patricia is a mainstream strawberry variety which has good flavour, an attractive heart shape and low propensity to ‘white shoulder’ which is often a problem associated with Spanish strawberries. The berries have high brix (sugar) levels and an eating experience more like British berries rather than being extremely firm like many other offers from Spain.
Released from the BerryWorld Plus Breeding Program, T Plus is a premium primocane raspberry variety with eating quality comparable of that of Tulameen. In the UK fruit will crop from August until October in field and October to December in glass house. Now being grown commercially worldwide including Mexico, Chile, Spain and Morocco as well as the UK. This variety is exclusive to BerryWorld growers.
Mac Black is an unusual looking raspberry, which is black in colour. Mac Black was available in summer 2010 for the first time in small commercial volumes in mid- late summer. These raspberries are a separate species to the red raspberry, and were originally bred in the USA. Mac Black is now being grown in the UK, and the berries have been found to be very high in antioxidants.
A yellow floricane raspberry variety which has been bred by the BerryWorld Plus programme. Has been grown on a small commercial basis since 2009.