9 January 2019 – Sarafina is the latest release from the breeding program of Advanced Berry Breeding. The variety appears to be an excellent addition to the previously introduced varieties Wengi, Shani and Rafiki. This has been confirmed by the extensive trials that have been conducted in Spain, Tanzania and Mexico and other countries.

Sarafina, previously known as ABB 120, produces large raspberries with a bright, orange-red raspberry colour. They have a good taste, are firm and also remarkably easy to pick. In addition, they have an excellent shelf life and are easy to transport. Also during storage the fruit retain their light colour. The plants have a lot of vigour and are easy to grow.

Sarafina is not only suitable for cultivation in moderate climates but also tolerates high temperatures. Therefore, the variety is also suitable for cultivation in Mediterranean and tropical dry growing areas.

Sarafina is a licensed variety. More information about Sarafina and other varieties of Advanced Berry Breeding you will find at www.abbreeding.nl/sarafina/

January 2019 – Advanced Berry Breeding B.V. has started a new sister organization: Advanced Plants B.V.. Together with five plant propagators this new venture is going to produce raspberry plants. Advanced Plants has the role of coordinator and communications desk. The reason for this new organization is the increasing demand for plants of the Advanced Berry Breeding varieties.

The five connected propagators will take care of the production of mother plants and fresh plug plants of all existing and new varieties of Advanced Berry Breeding. Together they will be able to increase the availability of healthy high-quality plants combined with a timely delivery. At Advanced Plants a permanent team will be responsible for a clear and regular communication to the customers.

Advanced Berry Breeding and Advanced Plants expect a successful collaboration with all customers. For more information please visit the website of Advanced Plants at www.advancedplants.nl.