Performance of new uf/ifas strawberry cultivars planted on three dates in october

Craig K. Chandler, James C. Sumler,Jr

Abstract


Strawberry (Fragaria xananassa Duch.) variety trials, each consisting of five entries (three new cultivars, one advanced selection, and a standard cultivar) were planted on 2 Oct., 9 Oct., and 17 Oct. 2001 at Dover, Fla. Ripe fruit were harvested twice weekly from mid-November till the end of February. The new cultivars, 'Earlibrite', 'Strawberry Festival', and 'Carmine', produced high early season fruit yield when planted on 2 Oct. and 9 Oct., and were more productive than 'Sweet Charlie' (the early season standard) during November and December.

Keywords


fragaria xananassa; annual hill culture

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