Type: June Bearing

Allstar

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My field value: (US 4419 x MDVS 3184)--With an almost perfect strawberry shape, Allstar has become a major variety during the late mid-season time. The glossy firm fruit, which holds its size very well, is an excellent u-pick or home garden choice. Its orange/red color and delicate skin lessens its shipping potential. Allstar’s vigor and resistance to red stele, verticillium wilt, moderate resistance to powdery mildew and leaf scorch, makes it suitable to almost any growing region and soil condition.

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.

Camarosa

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My field value: (Douglas x Cal 85.218-605) Early Short day for southern Cal., fruit larger and firmer than Chandler, very flat conic, productive, good appearance, very firm, good taste, widely adapted producing fruit over an extended period at low latitudes: for fresh-market and processing.

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.

Cavendish

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My field value: (Annapolis x Glooscap)(Patent #11,110) A high yielder with red stele resistance makes Cavandish an excellent choice for some growers. A very winter-hardy variety, it produces very large quality berries which are excellent for all uses. The great potential for this variety make it one of the new varieties that you need to try in your planting.

Chandler

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My field value: U.S. Plant Patent #5262)--This California release is finding itself adaptable to the East, using many different production systems including matted rows. A high yielding variety, it produces very large fruit, and appears to be well adapted to southern regions. It is recommended to be tried as a trial to test for California varieties in the eastern parts of the U.S.

Charm

Market: Fresh/Processed

Season: Mid

Yield: High

Fruit Size: Medium

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.

Honeoye

Market: Fresh

Season: Early

Yield: Low/Medium

Fruit Size: Medium/Large

My field value: (Vibrant x Holiday) Fantastic Yielder! This berry is a large fruit with a beautiful red color. It is firm, red clear through and is great for pies. A good fresh shipper and very winter hardy. Currently, the most popular PYO variety in the Midwest and Northeast. It’s the leading producer in holding its size during the long harvest season. The Honeoye is best flavored when allowed to grow in lighter soils. Due to flavor considerations and lack of disease resistance, it is best to keep this variety on lighter soils or in raised beds.

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.

Jewel

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My field value: (Plant Patent #5897) (Senga Sengana x NY E4-58) Of the varieties in today's Strawberry Industry, Jewel appears to be the BEST ALL AROUND variety. Good for u-pick, fresh shipping and longer season yields. Produces large, firm, wedge-shaped fruit of excellent color and quality. Its firmness and abrasive resistant skin makes it less susceptible to fruit rots and ideal for shipping. A must for all serious growers!

Kent

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My field value: (Redgauntlet x Tioga x Rasitac)--A winter-hardy variety from Canada with high yield potential producing large, good quality berries. Excellent for all seasons and above average flavor. Kent prides itself on very good plant vigor, but has no resistance to red stele or verticillium wilt.

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 2020

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.