13 August 1999
Raspberry market bears fruit
THE market for fresh raspberries is still growing, reports The Herald.
Tastes are changing ,from a berry with a tart taste to one which is sweeter.
Members of the Scottish Soft Fruit Growers co-operative are already breeding produce in anticipation of the varieties passing all the tests before coming to the commercial market.
Breeders are also looking for varieties which will pick over a longer period, in line with consumer demand.
The Scottish Crop Research Institute is carrying out work on husbandry techniques to extend the marketing season.
- The Herald 13/08/99 page 30