East Malling Research centenary marked by strawberry

Malling Centenary: conical shape, sweet, long shelf life

A new strawberry variety is to be unveiled to mark the 100th anniversary of East Malling Research.

Malling Centenary is a mid-season variety with a conical shape, a sweet flavour and long shelf life. It marks the 1913 founding of EMR, a horticulture R&D hub in Kent.

The variety is the latest fruit to come out of the East Malling Strawberry Breeding Club programme, set up in 2008. It will be showcased at EMR’s annual Fruit Focus event on 24 July.