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Progress in Rubus breeding at East Malling


, : Progress in Rubus breeding at East Malling. Acta Horticulturae: 123-128

Brief information is presented on breeding for suitability for mechanical harvesting and for hand picking, for large fruits, earliness and lateness of fruiting, a semidwarf self-supporting habit, improved shelf life, and resistance to fungal and viruses diseases and pests, including virus vectors.


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