Horticultural plant breeding

NIAB at East Malling offers a range of science-based horticultural plant breeding services which focus on exploring novel crops suited to the UK and introducing exciting new varieties conveying desirable characteristics for both growers and consumers through Malling Fruits.

Plant breeding services from NIAB East Malling combine century-old plant breeding excellence with the latest genetic science, and include:

  • NIAB’s excellence in plant/pathogen genomics
  • a proven track record of pedigree attributes in ornamental crops
  • genetic databases of key perennial fruit crops.

For more information, contact Professor Dan Sargent