Taste panels evaluate quality of five University of Florida strawberry selections

Anne Plotto, Craig K. Chandler


Five promising selections from the University of Florida's strawberry breeding program were compared with the industry standard 'Festival' in consumer panels on 2 February and 9 March 2006. Several of the selections were rated equal to, but not higher than, 'Festival' for appearance and/or flavor on the February date. However, on the March date, FL 00-51 exceeded 'Festival' for appearance and flavor; FL 01-116 exceeded 'Festival' for appearance but was not significantly different than 'Festival' for flavor; and FL 99-164 equaled 'Festival' for both appearance and flavor.


Fragaria ananassa; sensory evaluation; instrumental measurements

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283