Albion shows high resistance to Phytophthora and Verticillium, which makes it popular with organic growers. Berries are good flavored, red throughout, conical and evenly shaped with a high percentage of top quality fruit. Albion's firmness makes it a good shipper. Albion is quickly becoming a favorite everbearer among commercial and home growers.
Released by the University of California in 2009. Moderate day-neutral cultivar. the Monterey strawberry combines excellent flavor with robust resistance to most strawberry diseases -- making this an ideal choice for commercial growers. Monterey berries have a sweet flavor and produce fruit larger than Albion's, but not as firm. Though Monterey resists major diseases, it is susceptible to powdery mildew.
Moderate Day-Neutral with a production pattern similar to Albion. Produces fewer runners than other varieties. It has high quality fruit, outstanding flavor and exceptional appearance and is especially superior to Albion in the early season. Fruit color is slightly lighter than Albion.
This strawberry cultivar has high early-season yields and good fruit size throughout the main production period in Florida and southwest Spain. The fruit is a glossy bright to dark red, easy to harvest, and has a smooth appearance. The flavor is acceptable and good under ideal growing conditions. Radiance fruit is firm yet juicy and sports an attractive calyx.
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 (Tetranychus urticae) 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 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. Fruit from Ventana is lighter than Camarosa and Gaviota, with substantially brighter red coloration. Subjectively, Ventana has very good flavor. The fruit is fine for both fresh market and processing.
Camarosa is an early short day variety. This vigorous plant produces large to very large firm fruit throughout most of its fruiting cycle. Interior color of Camarosa is a brilliant red and fruit colors uniformly. Yield potential is high to excellent in U.C. performance test.
Portola is a strong day-neutral strawberry variety from California. Fruit is lighter in color than most everbearers and should be harvested before fully red. It has good flavor with a large crop. This variety will perform in warmer climates. Recommended for beginners.
Florida Stawberry Festival is a short day cultivar. Fruit is mostly conic in shape. The external color of a mature fruit is deep red and glossy; internal color is bright red. Fruit has a very firm texture and excellent flavor. Strawberry Festival has a fruiting pattern and yield similar to that of Camarosa.
Camino Real is a short-day cultivar. The production pattern for Camino Real is similar to that for Camarosa, although it is somewhat later to initiate fruiting with most cultural treatments. External and internal fruit color for ‘Camino Real’ is darker than Camarosa. Subjectively, Camino Real has very good flavor. The fruit is outstanding for both fresh market and processing. Camino Real is susceptible to common leaf spot, and sensititve to powdery mildew. But is resistant to Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora crown rot and somewhat resistant to Anthracnose crown rot. When treated properly it shows tolerance to two-spotted spidermite.
‘Fronteras' is a large and vigorous plant, more so than the short day variety ‘Ventana' in use for many years by growers. When planted in the early fall, the production pattern of ‘Fronteras' is similar to or slightly later than ‘Ventana'
Compared to the standard short day variety ‘Ventana', ‘Petaluma' is a moderately vigorous plant, and for this reason will likely occupy less space per plant in the field than ‘Ventana'. The fruit is a bit darker and larger than ‘Ventana', has great flavor and good storage characteristics. The fruiting pattern of ‘Petaluma' is similar to that of ‘Ventana', with on average close to 2/5 of its production taking place in the early part of the season.