Location
To assess the suitability and productivity of newly released June-bearing strawberry varieties and near-market selections in substrate culture

Research

SF 128 - To assess the suitability and productivity of newly released June-bearing strawberry varieties and near-market selections in substrate culture

Start Date: 
01/07/2011
Completion Date: 
30/09/2012
Project Leader: 
Sarah Troop
Code: 
SF 128

The project is designed to bring together, on one commercial site, new and near-market June-bearing strawberry varieties from UK and overseas breeding programmes to assess their performance in substrate culture. Using plant material of a uniformly consistent type each variety will be grown adjacent to existing market standards in a double cropping system to determine whether there are any advantages in terms of fruit yield, fruit quality, plant habit and/or seasonality that will benefit the UK fruit grower.