Variety Descriptions

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.

Sizes

AVAILABLE STRAWBERRY PLANT SIZES & CONDITIONS

FRESH – Fresh plants typically available August – late November only.

CHILLED – Plants held in cold storage available for shipment in late Oct – to August.

100CC – Grown in a 50 cell wedge shaped plug tray. Cell dimensions are 2” sq x 2 5/8” deep, with a gradual taper giving greater soil volumes.  Plants are 7-8 weeks maturity at time of shipping.  Great for field or plasticulture outdoor plantings, or for dayneutrals in high tunnels and hydroponic systems.  Can be held in cold storage for early spring planting as well.

275CC – Grown in a 32 cell tray.  Each cell is approx 6cm diameter x 8 cm deep (2.5”x 3”) Larger tray plant type is typically used in hydroponic production or for using chilled plants in a spring planting outdoors to provide a more programmed production schedule to fill gaps in the normal production season.

Growbags – 8 hole – 50 cm long by 20 cm wide.  Consider using pre-planted established plants in growbags as a “waiting bed” crop.  Bags are available as early as September for placement in high density outdoor field beds for harvest the following season, or to transfer to a greenhouse crop for fall production of dayneutrals and short day varieties can be conditioned for greenhouse winter and spring production.

Ordering Information

Order By: To ensure availability of varieties and cell sizes required, please place orders for fresh plants in the late summer and Fall  of 2018 & Cold Stored plants for 2019 planting dates by APRIL 15, 2018.  Orders received after this date are subject to current availability.  We do not grow any plants on speculation so please place orders as soon as possible.

Plant Variety Protection: All varieties protected under Plant Patents &/or Plant Breeders Rights will be subject to Royalty Fees and will require a Non Propagation Agreement to be signed prior to shipping.  Royalty Rates vary by variety

Cold Storage Fees: Plants that are held in cold storage are subject to storage fees which will be added to the price per plant.  Minimum cold storage fee is $0.15 per plant with an additional $0.05 per plant for each month of storage.

Minimum orders: Minimum order for fresh plants is 1 tray, ie:50, 32. All cold stored plants are boxed and bagged.  Minimum order for cold stored plants is 1 bag, ie: 100 or 200 plants per bag depending on size.

Shipping Method:  Fresh plants are shipped in the tray and can be boxed (3 trays per box) for UPS orders or shipped pallets. Up to 48 boxes per pallet. Cold stored plants are shipped bagged and boxed.  100cc plants ship 400 plants per box.  275cc plants ship 200 plants per box.  Up to 48 boxes per pallet.

Terms: All prices are FOB our farm and do not include delivery / freight charges.  These fees will be added to the final invoice. Orders shipped to the USA will be subject to phytosanitary charges &/or brokerage fees.  A 50% deposit is required to hold your order.  If order is canceled after production has begun, deposit is non-refundable.  In the absence of established credit terms, ALL balances will be due upon receipt or prior to shipment.  In any case where credit is extended, balances will be due 30 days from the date of invoice, 2% per month (24% per year) will be applied on all overdue balances.  Customer agrees to pay any and all costs and fees incurred for collection of overdue accounts.