Home Fruit Gardens: Table 8.1. Strawberry Variety Descriptions

Informational table showing strawberry variety descriptions.
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 8.1. Strawberry Variety Descriptions - Articles

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Description
June-Bearers
AnnapolisEarlyIRSSSMedium to large fruit with good flavor. Produces many runners and dense beds, increasing Botrytis incidence.
EarliglowEarlyRRIIRThe best early season cultivar for flavor and disease resistance. Moderately productive; size runs down quickly.
GallettaEarlyUUUUUProductive with good flavor and large fruit.
AC WendyEarlySMRMRSIHas nice color, firmness, and size and excellent flavor. Productive. Susceptible to angular leaf spot.
CavendishEarly-midIRSRRLarge fruit with good flavor. Productive, but ripens unevenly in some years due to heat.
HoneoyeEarly-midSSTRRVery productive, with a perfume-like flavor, but become very dark, soft, and bland in hot weather. Better in cooler locations. Susceptible to two-spotted spider mites.
L'AmourEarly-midUUURINicely shaped fruit with good size, medium-red color and above-average flavor. Yields below average.
AllstarMidR-TRTRIProductive with good flavor. Drawback is its light orange-red color when ripe. Susceptible to angular leaf spot.
DarselectMidUUUIINice size, shape, and flavor. Yields typically somewhat lower than expected. Susceptible to anthracnose fruit rot.
FlavorfestMidRUUR-TR-TVigorous plants with large bright red berries that have very good flavor.
CabotMid-lateURSRIHuge fruit, high yields. Produces few runners. Primary (first) berries are oddly shaped. Good flavor, but fruit center may be hollow. An interesting specimen.
HerriotMid-lateUUURUFruit is bright red and firm. Flavor is mild but very good with pineapple overtones.
ChandlerMid-lateUSRSTLarge fruit with excellent flavor. A consistent performer across environments. Very susceptible to fruit anthracnose, however.
JewelMid-lateSSRRRAll-around good performer. Nice size and shape with good color and flavor. Productive.
SparkleMid-lateSRSUUSoft berry with good flavor. Better suited for home gardens than for commercial production.
AC Valley SunsetLateUUURRLarge bright red berries with good flavor. May be somewhat perfumy. Somewhat softer than other berries.
Day-Neutrals
AlbionNot applicableRUUUUProduces extremely large firm fruit that is nicely colored with good flavor. Fruit holds up well even during prolonged wet spells.
SeascapeNot applicableUSSIRSweet flavored fruit has a nice shape and medium-red color, hight yields. Fruit tends to split during wet periods.
Mara des BoisNot applicableUUUUUConsidered a "gourmet" berry. Fruit is small but very flavorful. Very susceptible to fruit anthracnose.
TributeNot applicableTRRTTFlavor a bit milder than for Tristar, but still tart. Firm. Plants are fairly vigorous.
TristarNot applicableRRRTTFlavor is good but can be tart Firm fruit; size is small in hot weather.

R = resistant, S = susceptible, T = tolerant, I = intermediate, U = unknown.