A fresh market strawberry bulletin from the Northwest Berry Foundation. 
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In this issue of the Fresh Market Strawberry Bulletin:
   2019 Strawberry Trial Selections  
June bearing selections: Processed and fresh plots

ORUS 2486-1 which is listed as a dual purpose berry with yield and fruit size a bit higher than totem. This selection had outstanding flavor and fruit quality. 

ORUS 2678-1 is said to have the best flavor out of all the trial possibilities. Seasonality is around Puget Crimson harvest (mid-late season) and has good yield and size. 

ORUS 3009-1 is considered more the processed, but it is still in the dual purpose category. Said to have very good yield with high quality fruit. 
Day neutral selections: Fresh plots
Florida Beauty is a new and promising University of Florida release that is said to have excellent fruit quality and flavor all packed into a compact plant. Plants produce a medium red color fruit with excellent shape and good rain tolerance. See the full description.
LCN 12K65 is a day neutral selection with medium to large conical fruit.  It is medium firm with full very dark red coloring internal and external.  Fruit has a pleasant flavor.  
LCN 86U60 is a day neutral selection with firm, medium to large fruit.  Fruit has good flavor and shape, and a dark red color.  Will occasionally have creases. 

Cabrillo is a new UC Davis release known for high fruiting yields, excellent flavor, fruit size and firmness. Resistance to many diseases that strawberry faces in the Pacific Northwest.
   Photo Update: 2018 Trial Selections   
Below are photos of the 2018 trial selections currently in the ground. Go here for the original descriptions of these selections (published Spring 2018). Keep following this newsletter for upcoming reports about how these plants are progressing. 
ABOVE: Top photo: Left- Ruby June, June bearing, planted Spring 2018. Right- Emilia, June bearing, planted Spring 2018. Bottom photo: Camila, June bearing, planted Spring 2018. 
ABOVE: Sangria, June bearing, planted Spring 2018. 
ABOVE: WSU 12.216-3, Day neutral, planted Spring 2018.  
This trial and evaluation work is made possible by the Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research. 
  New Strawberry Resources  
NEW Nutrient Strawberry Nutrient Management Guide for Oregon and Washington: This guide explains nutrient management for June-bearing and day-neutral cultivars. Co-authored by Emily Dixon, Bernadine Strik, Javier Fernandez-Salvador and Lisa DeVetter. Go here to access the guide

Thanks to the Oregon Strawberry Commission for providing partial funding support for this publication. 

Oregon Strawberry Commission Revamps Website: Go here to check out Oregon Strawberry Commission's new website, complete with new photos and videos, recipes, variety summaries, grower information, and more. 
  Upcoming Strawberry Events   
Above: Last year's (2018) OSU Strawberry Field Day, where growers, industry members and researchers gathered to hear recent research updates and walk through the latest advanced selections and new cultivars in the strawberry breeding plots. Don't miss the 2019 event on June 12. More info below. 
Oregon Strawberry Commission Meeting: May 9, 2019. 5 pm budget meeting and 6 pm regular meeting. McMenamins Hotel Oregon (310 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR). For more information, contact Philip Gütt

Organic Strawberry Management Workshop: May 10, 2019. 1 - 4 pm. North Willamette Research and Extension Center (15210 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR 97002). This hands-on workshop will teach you about extending your season - both earlier and later - with low tunnels, how to successfully employ fertigation, the nuts and bolts of nutrition and fertility, and organic pest management. Join Small Farms Agent, Javier Fernandez-Salvador for this in-depth look at organic strawberry production. Go here for more information & registration.

OSU Strawberry Field Day: June 12, 2019. 1 pm - 4 pm at North Willamette Research and Extension Center. (15210 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR 97002). For more information, contact 503-678-1264 x110. 
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