Type: June Bearing

Benton

Market: Fresh

Season: Mid-Late

Yield: Med-High

Fruit Size: Medium

My field value: Oregon State University release. Named after Benton County where O.S.U. is located in Corvallis, Oregon. June bearing variety, fruit is very bright, excellent keeping quality, conic in shape, and the flavor is very good. The fruit is medium to large in size and is recommended for all parts of the Pacific Northwest. Benton appears to have excellent winter hardiness. Benton also has excellent fruit quality and vigorous growth. Upright habit makes Benton a good bet for home gardeners as well as the commercial grower. More drought-resistant than Rainier. Virus tolerant. Also tolerant to Red Stele. Ripens late.

Camino Real

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My field value: Shortday cultivar; plants are smaller and more compact, more open, more erect, and less vigorous than Camarosa. Camino Real is moderately susceptible to common leaf spot and somewhat sensitive to powdery mildew It is quite resistant to Verticillium wilt and Phytophthora crown rot, and relatively resistant to Anthracnose crown rot. Fruit is larger and per-plant yields somewhat greater than Camarosa, but fruiting begins somewhat later. Commercial appearance ratings have been better than those Gaviota and Camarosa and trials conducted in Santa Maria, CA in 1998-99 indicated a fraction of non-marketable fruit that is about half that produced by Camarosa. Fruit for Camino Real is substantially firmer than fruit from Gaviota, similar in firmness to Camarosa. External and internal fruit color for ‘Camino Real' is darker than Camarosa and slightly darker than Gaviota. Very good flavor. The fruit will be outstanding for both fresh market and processing.

Earliglow

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My field value: (Fairland x Midland x Redglow x Surecrop)--Many consider Earliglow berries to be the BEST FLAVORED of all the widely grown commercial varieties. It is the earliest producing, medium sized berry—with size decreasing greatly as the season progresses—making it difficult for u-pick farms to sell the later fruit. Even with its draw-backs, Earliglow is one of the most widely planted varieties in the Midwest and Northeast, largely due to its fantastic flavor!

Gaviota

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My field value: Excellent fruit quality (especially flavor), a compact plant with a cull rate about half that of Camarosa. More tolerant of rain than Camaorosa and more resistance to mildew, Anthracnose crown rot and Verticilluim wilt.

Hood

Market: Fresh/Processed

Season: Early

Yield: High

Fruit Size: Medium/Large

My field value: Large to very large, bright, glossy red fruit turning dark when fully ripe. Fine, sweet flavor, excellent fruit quality. Excellent for preserves and jams, good for all other uses. Vigorous, very productive, erect plants make picking easy. Resistant to root rot, mildew and red stele. Bears entire crop over a short period. Popular home market variety. Ripens in early June. Not particularly winter hardy.

Marys Peak

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Puget Crimson

Market: Fresh

Season: Late

Yield: High

Fruit Size: Large

My field value: (Schwartze x Valley Red) Late season, high yielding variety that is suitable for both fresh market and processing. The fruit is long and conical to wedge shaped ranging in color from yellow-orange to dark red depending on the ripeness at harvest. Plant growth is vigorous with erect growth habit. Susceptible to powdery mildew.

Puget Reliance

Market: Fresh/Processed

Season: Early-Mid

Yield: High

Fruit Size: Large

My field value: ( WSU 1945 x BC 77-2-72) High yields of large medium-red conic fruit that should be satisfactory as a processed product. It is virus tolerant and has consistently high yields of large, smooth, glossy fruit.. Season is similar to ‘Totem'. Suitable for processing.

Rainier

Market: Fresh

Season: Mid-Late

Yield: Medium

Fruit Size: Medium

My field value: Late season, fresh market variety with good flavored, large size fruit, intermediate yields and intermediate tolerance to virus and fruit rots.

Shuksan

Market: Fresh

Season: Mid

Yield: High

Fruit Size: Medium/Large

My field value: Large, glossy bright red fruit with slightly indented yellowish red seeds. Medium firm flesh, good flavor. Good for fresh eating, excellent for freezing and preserves. Plant is large, very vigorous, produce runners freely. Virus tolerant and red stele resistant. Does not demand perfect drainage. Extremely cold hardy.

Sweet Sunrise

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My field value: (Puget Reliance x B 754) Early season and high yielding. Fruit quality suitable for fresh market and processing with medium-large fruit. Excellent color and firmness. Low disease susceptibility.

Tillamook - Available Spring 2021

Market: Fresh/Processed

Season: Mid

Yield: High

Fruit Size: Large

My field value: (Cuesta x Puget Reliance) Released by the USDA-ARS in 2002, Tillamook produces high yield of very large, attractive, high quality fruit. Fruit is significantly larger than that of Totem or Puget Reliance. Caps well. Fruit color is lighter than Totem, but has better appearance and flavor. Excellent for local fresh marketing, or for processing.

Totem

Market: Processed

Season: Early

Yield: Med-High

Fruit Size: Medium

My field value: (Puget Beauty x Northwest ) This variety has been a major factor in maintaining the reputation of the Pacific Northwest of North America as a producer of high quality strawberries for the processing market. It produces relatively firm textured, conic shape fruit, which, at maturity, is a uniform, intense medium to dark red color both internally and externally. Good for conventional freezing. Totem plants have the potential to produce high yields with 5 to 8 tons per acre (1l.2 to 17.2 tons per hectare) being common throughout the Pacific Northwest . ‘Totem' has been resistant to some strains of red stele, to verticillium wilt, leaf spot and mildew. Relatively susceptible to damage from two-spotted spider mite.

Ventana

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My field value: Ventana is a short-day (June bearing) cultivar similar to Camarosa. Fruiting plants of Ventana are large and vigorous, similar to Camarosa, but more open than plants of Camarosa. When treated properly, it has tolerance to two-spotted spider mites equal or greater than Gaviota and Camarosa. When treated with appropriate planting regimes, Ventana has similar fruit size and produces greater individual-plant yields than Gaviota or Camarosa. In general, Ventana production is similar to that for Camarosa it initiates fruiting at the same time but produces great quantities of early-season fruit with most cultural treatments. Commercial appearance ratings have been better than those for Camarosa and trials conducted in Santa Maria, CA in 1999-2000 indicate a fraction of non-marketable fruit that is less than half that produced by Camarosa. Fruit from Ventana is lighter than Camarosa and Gaviota, with substantially brighter red coloration. Subjectively, Ventana has very good flavor. The fruit will be outstanding for both fresh market and processing.