A fresh market strawberry bulletin from the Northwest Berry Foundation. 
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Fresh market strawberry variety evaluations
The Oregon Strawberry Commission & the Northwest Berry Foundation have finished work on the Summer 2017 project to evaluate and taste test promising day neutral and June bearing fresh market varieties. Now you can watch  video recaps of the in-field information we collected on Hood, Puget CrimsonMarys Peak, Charm, Albion, Aromas, Seascape & Sweet Ann.

We want this  information to give  growers  more opportunities to choose varieties that fit their farm and market needs, and we hope it will encourage buyers to market the varieties that consumers preferred at the taste tests. 
June Bearing Selections
Click the video above to see a video summary of our in-field evaluations on Hood, Puget CrimsonMarys Peak & Charm. Go here to see how these selections ranked in a consumer taste taste. 
Day Neutral Selections
Click the video above to see a video summary of our in-field evaluations on Albion, Aromas, Seascape & Sweet Ann. Go here to see how these selections ranked in a consumer taste test. 
   Upcoming project   

Future Strawberry Evaluations with Northwest Center for Small Fruit Research Grant:
The Northwest Berry Foundation has received funding to support four years of processed and fresh market grower trial evaluations in the Northwest.

Marys Peak and Puget Crimson will be the first larger plot size processed trial planted this spring, and they will be evaluated through to processor grading.

The smaller plot fresh market trial varieties evaluated this season will be WSU 12.216-3 day neutral, along with the following June bearing varieties: Ruby June, Lassen 22K45,  Lassen 23K18, and Lassen 10K52.

Future selections are being determined with the coordination of all NW berry breeders as well as the nurseries supplying NW plants. Follow this newsletter for progress updates evaluation results.
 
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