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EXPANDING THE ADAPTATION AND PRODUCTION AREA OF RUBUS IN EUROPE

Objective



The main objective of the project is to increase dessert Rubus in Europe, outside the traditional season, by growing primocane fruiting (PF) raspberries and other Rubus crops. Annual cropping PF types can be grown in the South, where there is insufficient winter chilling for traditional types, and in the North, where they escape winter injury.

The purpose is to produce new Rubus material adapted to particular environmental conditions, where at present Rubus crops are not grown. The proposed biotechnological approaches are new in Rubus; up to now there are no reports of Rubus protoplast culture and fusion. Work on biotechnological aspects of Rubus have potential, important implications for breeding.
Use of conventional breeding and biotechnology to produce different Rubus crops. Agronomy investigations in areas with mild winters will allow these crops to be economically useful in rural areas (family farms) and the final consumers will have greater choice of fresh fruit in the winter.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Università degli Studi di Ancona
Address
Via Brecce Bianche 65
60131 Ancona
Italy

Participants (6)

INST. DE EXPERIMENTACION Y PROMOCION AGRARIA
Spain
Address
Carretera De Oviedo S/n
33300 Villaviciosa
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
Centre De Recherche D'angers Beacouze
49071 Angers
MEDITERRANEAN AGRONOMIC INST. OF CHANIA
Greece
Address
P.o. Box 85
73100 Chania - Crete
Rubus Bredder Horticulture Research
United Kingdom
Address
West Malling
ME19 6BJ Maidstone
SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
Fjaelkestadsvaegen 123-1
29194 Kristianstad
Università degli Studi della Basilicata
Italy
Address
Via Nazario Sauro 85
85100 Potenza