Variety Descriptions


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. High yield potential.  Not Grown under the Ontario Plant Propagation Program due to origin of stock.


BENECIA: PVP Patent # 22542; PBR Certificate # 4676.  Conventionally Grown.  Short day type with large firm berries.  Good flavour and interior colour.  Has some susceptibility to verticilium wilt.

FLAVORFEST: UDSA Beltsville.  A mid-season disease resistant June-bearing strawberry cultivar with red stele resistance. Has performed well in both the annual-plasticulture and matted-row production systems from North Carolina to Canada.  Fuit have excellent flavor, are large, bright red, and appear distinctively plump. Has shown no susceptibility to anthracnose crown and fruit rot, and is resistant or tolerant to most of the stem and leaf diseases.

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.  It is highly resistant to Fusarium wilt and somewhat resistant to Verticilium and Phytophthora

LUCIA –  PBR Certificate # 15-8630 Lucia has medium high vigor type plant with similar plant architecture as Sweet Ann, and open plant that enables harvesters to see through the plant to harvest or pull weeds.  Lucia seems to need less fertility encouragement to grow than Albion. Lucia fruit is not as large as Sweet Ann but has 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.

SCARLET – PBR Certificate # 15-8632

Scarlet has medium to high vigor plant, that has shorter plant architecture then either Lucia or Sweet Ann. the Fruit firmness is higher than Sweet Ann, Lucia and Ruby June. Interior color of Scarlet is lighter than Sweet Ann, Lucia and Ruby June. Scarlet has very high yield potential. The fruit is not as uniform as Lucia but still maintains high fruit quality good size and flavor through out the harvest season. 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.

ANNAPOLIS – 1984 – AAFC, Kentville,  NS.  Conventionally Grown.  Short Day, early, medium to large berries have an orange-red colour.  Produces good yields and runners well but not excessively.  Acceptable firmness and shelf life. Resistant to red steele, but sensitive to powdery mildew and angular leaf spot.  Does well on medium to heavy soil types.

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.

L’AMOUR – 2003 – New York, Short Day, midseason variety with large, bright red berries.  Berries are consistent in size and shape, and are moderately firm. Susceptible to angular leaf spot.

MIRA – 1996 – AAFC Kentville, NS.  Conventionally Grown.  Shory day mid-late season variety is a heavy yielder and maintains good size through the season.  Bright red berries are firm, but may be a bit tart as berries may be uniformly coloured before flavour fully develops.  Resistant to red steele and most leaf diseases.

AC VALLEY SUNSET – 2006 – AAFC Kentville, NS.  Conventionally Grown.  Short day, very late variety produces very large, bright red fruit with mild sweet flavour. Moderate yields may have slightly soft skin.  Plants susceptible to powdery mildew.

AC ST. LAURENT D’ORLEANS – Conventionally Grown.  Short day, mid-late variety has very large dark red berries with good flavor. Excellent yields on very winter hardy plants also have good shelf life making it ideal for PYO, fresh market & shipping.

HERRIOT -Cornell University, NY.  Conventionally grown.  New mid-season short day variety produces large, bright red fruit that are uniformly conic in shape. The fruit is firm with good flavor. The plants renovate better than Jewel and are disease resistant.

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.  Not Grown under the Ontario Plant Propagation Program due to origin of stock.

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 variety, selected in Ontario. Has good quality berry.  Flavor is VERY sweet. Summer Flavour has consistently outyielded Jewel in trials.



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

CHILLED – Plants held in cold storage available for shipment in Oct – Dec from current season’s production, or from Jan – August from previous year’s production.  Cold stored plants subject to a surcharge, depending on length of time in storage.  Natural chill can be provided at no cost for shipments in late Sept – early Nov. from current seasons production.

70CC – Grown in a 72 cell, wedge-shaped plug tray. Cell dimensions are 1.75”sq x 2 ¼” deep.   Plants are approx. 6 weeks maturity at time of shipping.  Good for outdoor field and plasticulture systems.  Best to plant in fall but can be held in cold storage for spring planting.  Available with advance order only.

100CC – Grown in a 50 cell, wedge-shaped tray.  Approximate cell dimensions are 1 13/16”sq x 2 5/8”deep.  Plants are 7-8 weeks maturity at time of shipping.  Carther Plants Ltd. standard plant size wither larger root volume than current industry standard.  Generally used in outdoor and high tunnel plasticulture systems, but can also be used in matted row or hydroponic systems as well.

 275CC – Grown in a 32 cell tray round tray.  Each cell is approx 6cm diameter x 8 cm deep (2.5”x 3”) Larger tray plant type is typically used in indoor or outdoor hydroponic and table top production systems.  Can also be used in outdoor plasticulture systems where growers looking to use a more mature starter plant.  Cold stored tray plants can be used in both indoor and outdoor systems to provide a more programmed production schedule to fill gaps in the normal production season. Available with advance order only.

300CC – Grown in an 18 cell tray.  Each cell is 3” round by 3” deep.  Largest plant size is also used in hydroponic systems.  Available with advance order only.

Ordering Information

Order By: To ensure availability of varieties and cell sizes required, please place orders for Fall 2017 planting dates & Cold Stored plants for 2018 planting dates by MAY 15, 2017.  Orders are still accepted after this date but will be subject to current availability and or timing.  Please allow 8 weeks for 70cc, 10 weeks for 100cc and 12 weeks minimum lead time for the 275cc plants.  Orders for 2018 shipments of cold stored high chill varieties must be placed by July 10th.

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.  New selections may require a Test Agreement to be signed.

Minimum orders: Minimum order for fresh plants is 1 tray, ie:72, 50, 32, or 18.  All cold stored plants are boxed and bagged.  Minimum order for cold stored plants is 1 bag, ie: 85, 40, 30.  Pricing for volumes less than 500 per variety start at $1.75 each.

Shipping Method:  Fresh plants are generally shipped in the tray and can be boxed (3 trays per box) for UPS orders or shipped on pallets. Up to 168 trays per pallet.  Chilled plants are bagged and boxed.  70cc are packed 500 per box.  100cc packed 360 per box.  275cc are packed 240 per box. 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.  A 10% non-refundable order cancellation fee will be applied to cancelled orders.  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.