March 25th 2016 – During the Rubus and Ribes symposium held in 2015, Christoph Carlen of the Swiss institute Agroscope presented the results of a variety test with new primo cane raspberry varieties. The goal was among others to find primocane varieties with high contents of bioactive compounds, like vitamin C, phenols, anthocyanins and antioxidants. The reason for it is the increasing interest in the health promoting effect of fruit. In 2012 and 2014 respectively 12 and 8 varieties were evaluated, among them the varieties of Advanced Berry Breeding Kwanza®, Kweli® and Imara®. From the results it appeared Kweli® was doing very well. Kweli® not only showed the highest yield, but also the contents of bioactive compounds appeared to be very high.

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