Malling™ Vitality

An early-mid season disease-resistant Junebearer


Fruit quality

Malling™ Vitality has attractive, glossy berries with an attractive, uniform skin colour. It has a very high % of Class 1 fruit (96%) and good fruit size (60%>35mm), with good fruit firmness and performance in shelf life tests.

Production period

The variety has a comparable season to Malling™ Centenary, slightly earlier on some sites. It has a moderately high yield for an early-mid season variety.

Growth habit

Plants of Malling™ Vitality have moderate vigour and a good fruit display. The variety is well suited to protected outdoor and glasshouse production.

Disease resistance

It is moderately resistant to crown rot and powdery mildew, with intermediate resistance to Verticillium wilt.


Malling™ Vitality - yield, fruit size and quality assessments from external trials 2020 (60-day crop, tray plants, tunnelled table-tops).

Trial location Class 1 yield (g/plant) Class % Berry weight (g) Brix (°) Appearance (1-5) Skin firmness (1-5) Flesh firmness (1-5) Flavour (1-5)
1 595 99 28.4 9.6 4 3.2 3.4 4
2 471 97 25.2 8.8 5 5 5 3.9

Cropping profile of Malling™ Vitality in external trials 2020 (tray plants, tunnelled tabletops)

Malling™ Vitality code name: EM2464
Year of release: 2020

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