Bred by the East Malling Strawberry Breeding Club at NIAB-EMR and released in 2013, Malling TM Centenary has already established itself as the most widely grown and pre-eminent June bearing variety in the UK. A combination of superb fruit quality, excellent flavour, 98% Class 1 yields and phenomenal picking speeds has underpinned this variety's success. Fruit quality and yield This early season selection has been released as a direct result of the variety's superb flavour, appearance and shelf life compared to the current industry standards of Elsanta and Sonata. The berries are very regularly shaped and large with 62% of the crop greater than 35mm in the HDC substrate trial (SF128). This is the result of a relatively simple flower truss structure that gives 5-6 flowers per truss. The berries have a high level of gloss which is retained during storage. The flavour has consistently been extremely good in all trials. Shelf life is excellent and the variety was rated first for shelf life in the 2015 Hoogstraten glasshouse trial. In the HDC trial over four seasons Malling TM Centenary has performed very well as a tray plant yielding in excess of 440g/plant and was the second highest yielding selection at 717g/plant in the following year in the HDC Substrate Trial (SF128 2011/12). In the 2015 Proefcentrum Hoogstraten Glasshouse Trial, Malling TM Centenary yield was 6.9kg per square metre, comparable to the highest yielding varieties in the trial and cropped over the period 18/03/2015 to 07/05/2015. The variety performs well in open field production with yields superior to those of Elsanta. Significant efforts are being made to understand the factors that limit yield in Malling TM Centenary in order to identify the ways in which propagators can produce higher yielding plants.