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Everbearer Strawberries

The main commercial varieties are:

Prize

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An early, long season everbearer variety with good yield potential               

 

Well suited to table top production systems

 

Great flavour and Class 1%

 

Moderately vigorous plant with well presented fruit


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Arabella

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An early, long season everbearer variety with good yield potential               

 

Well suited to table top production systems

 

Great flavour and Class 1%

 

Moderately vigorous plant with well presented fruit


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Malling Supreme

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Malling Supreme produces attractive, glossy berries with a great flavour. The medium/large fruits (average berry size 21g) are consistently sweet (average Brix 9-10°) with good flesh firmness and a long shelf life. The fruit is produced on long, simple trusses that display the fruit very well and are quick and easy to pick. This selection has excellent powdery mildew resistance and moderate resistance to crown rot.

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Malling Ace
(EMR 796)

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Malling Ace is a new Everbearer from East Malling Breeding Club. 

Malling Ace produces very large, uniform fruits with a very good flavour.  With average yields of over 1.5kg/plant, this high yielding selection has long trusses which display the fruit well allowing for very efficient picking. The large fruit size (average berry weight 27g) is maintained across the harvest period. This selection has good resistance to crown rot.  The plants have some susceptibility to powdery mildew and as such, a robust preventative spray programme is recommended for this selection.

                        

 

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Other Everbearer varieties also available are:

Triumph

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Click here for Variety Characteristics

Triumph develops a large vigorous canopy compared with other Plant Sciences Everbearers.  Good results have been achieved in both soil and substrate systems. 

 

The berries are smaller than Premier, well formed conic berries are typical with little mis-shape in normal conditions, colour is bright, light red with a good gloss, fruit is firm with good skin strength.  Shelf life is improved when compared with Premier. 

 

Triumph is high yielding with the best sites reporting well over 1.25kgs per plant.  Triumph has a much greater tolerance to mildew than Premier but continues to need a prevention program. 

 

It does not appear to have a high degree of resistance to Phytophora or wilt but does compare favourably with other industry standards.  Some petal sticking can occur following periods of high humidity and during the autumn.  If left untreated Botrytis spots can develop on the fruit.  However, application of standard Botrytis prevention products can easily control this. 

Portola

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Portola is a tried and tested variety from the UC Davis program which produces high yields of light coloured firm fruit.  


Portola is known for its large, vigorous canopy and is ideal for situations where yield is a key factor in the production system.

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