DAYNEUTRAL STRAWBERRIES – NOT AVAILABLE AS CERTIFIED ORGANIC
ALBION STRAWBERRY: PVP Patent # 16228; PBR Certificate #3026. Produces very large fruit that is mostly conical, very firm and red in color. Great flavour and will produce berries all summer except in extreme heat. Excellent keeping quality. Susceptible to powdery mildew. Available for spring or fall planting. Conventionally Grown.
SAN ANDREAS STRAWBERRY: PVP Patent # 19975; PBR Certificate #3685. Similar in size and shape to Albion, but slightly lighter in colour. Good flavour and will produce berries all summer except in extreme heat. Excellent keeping quality with high yield potential under proper growing conditions. Available for spring or fall planting. Conventionally Grown.
SWEET ANN – PBR Certificate # 15-8643
A vigorous plant with high productivity and exceptional flavor. Fruit is large size, attractive, and a beautiful long conical shape, medium firmness with a good acid-sugar balance and very sweet tasting, with a medium glossy red exterior/interior color, and produces few runners in the fruiting field. Sweet Ann has displayed signs of being a highly disease resistant variety, stronger than that of Albion. An excellent choice for the Organic Industry. Not Grown under the Ontario Plant Propagation Program due to origin of stock.
CABRILLO – a day neutral selected in California. Large, very firm berries with good flavour. Not Grown under the Ontario Plant Propagation Program due to origin of stock.
JUNE BEARING STRAWBERRIES – NOT AVAILABLE AS CERTIFIED ORGANIC
SUMMER DAISY (72AB133)- selected in Ontario – Very late short day variety, with harvest starting when almost all other varieties are finished. Large berries with good flavour.
SUMMER FLAVOUR (23AB98) – A mid season short day, good quality berry, selected in Ontario. Flavour is reported to be VERY sweet.
MOHAWK – 1994 – USDA Beltsville, and HRIO Ontario. Conventionally Grown. Short day, very early variety has medium sized berries. Not a heavy yielder but has excellent flavour and good firmness. Resistant to red steele, and tolerant to powdery mildew. May have some irregular shaped berries.
LUCIA – PBR Certificate # 15-8630 Lucia has medium high vigor type plant with similar plant architecture as Sweet Ann, with similar inflorescence and open plant that enables harvesters to see through the plant to harvest or pull weeds. Plant continues to grow through the harvest period and can get tall if more aggressive fertilizer programs are used. Lucia seems to need less fertility encouragement to grow than Albion. Lucia fruit is not as large as Sweet Ann but has similar great flavor and better firmness and better fruit uniformity then Sweet Ann. Not Grown under the Ontario Plant Propagation Program due to origin of stock.
RUBY JUNE – PBR Certificate # 15-8631
Ruby June is a strong short-day variety that is more compact and tighter plant architecture and leaf structure then Lucia and Scarlet. Ruby June is earlier than Scarlet and Lucia, producing first red berries between 60-70 days after planting in Orange County, CA. Ruby June is the darkest exterior and interior color of any of Lassen Canyon’s varieties. Fruit culinary qualities are very good with Ruby June and has rated very high in our in house taste panel. Not Grown under the Ontario Plant Propagation Program due to origin of stock.
MERCED: PVP Patent # 13/986425, PBR Certificate # 14-8186. Conventionally Grown. An early, short-day type cultivar that produces fruit over an extended period when treated appropriately in arid, sub-tropical climates. Has great productivity, high quality fruit on a compact plant. Fruit is firm, later than Benecia. Plants are moderately resistant to powdery mildew but is moderately susceptible to Anthracnose crown rot, and susceptible to Verticillium wilt. It is resistant to Phytophthora crown rot and common leaf spot. Not Grown under the Ontario Plant Propagation Program due to origin of stock.
FRONTERAS – PVP#26709; PBR# 15-8514
Fronteras is a short day variety released by UC Davis that is well adapted to fall planting systems. Heavy yielding, vigourous variety with good taste. It is highly resistant to Fusarium wilt and somewhat resistant to Verticilium and Phytophthora
CHANDLER. This is the standard cultivar for much of the mid-Atlantic region of the US, because of its high yield compared to other plasticulture varieties and because it is well liked by consumers for its good flavor, size and attractive red color.
CAMAROSA. Camarosa is widely used in the mid-Atlantic regions of the US. It has superior shelf-life and handling characteristics compared to Chandler. The fruit is very large and firm and holds up well in rainy weather. To achieve the best Camarosa flavor, it is important to delay picking past the glossy bright red stage. Camarosa can really strengthen mid-to-late season sales when Chandler quantity and quality declines as the temperatures increase.
SONATA PBR# 3700 – European short day cultivar, widely used in hydroponic culture for early season and extended season production with excellent tasting berries. Sonata expresses good plant vigor and shows tolerance to Angular leaf spot (Xanthomonas fragariae) and good winter hardiness. It is a mid-season variety produces large, uniform, conic-shaped fruit that are glossy bright red in color. Fruit can be soft if temperatures are too warm. Plants may require additional magnesium and nitrogen, and a balanced amount of iron and manganese. Available Fall 2019.
JIVE – A new variety coming out of the Fresh Forward program. Although it is a bit later in production than Sonata, it has very good flavour, slightly darker colour and exceptional heat tolerance which may make it more suitable for climates where high temperatures sometimes cause issue with fruit quality. Jive has a long shelf life and appears to have quite a good rain tolerance. Its slowness to ripen also allows flexibility, allowing for delayed harvests if required for marketing purposes. Plugs will be available in Fall 2018 for trial only.
VIVADLI – A new short day variety from Fresh Forward. It has bright shiny red berries, that do not bruise easily. The plants are somewhat susceptible to powdery mildew, but it does not appear to infect the fruit. Berries have an excellent shelf life making it an ideal variety for commercial wholesale markets. Plugs will be available in Fall 2018 for trial only.
CALINDA – A low chill short day variety for the southern US field production or greenhouse production in any location. Sweet firm berries with excellent shelf life and early yields! Plugs and tray plants available Fall 2018 for trial only.