UPDATES ON ITALIAN STRAWBERRY BREEDING PROGRAMS COORDINATED BY CRA-FRF
Strawberry is a popular cash crop in Italy, although total acreage has declined 22% over the last decade to its current 3,500 ha. The countrys southern districts, which account for 60% of acreage, today use winter planting systems, and the Spanish Sabrosa®Candonga and Californian Camarosa are the dominant cultivars, whereas its northern districts commonly employ traditional summer planting with cold-stored plants, the main Italian-bred cultivars here being Eva, Alba, Clery, Irma, Roxana and Tecla. The Italian advanced selections VR 2, VR 4 and FC 15 for northern areas and PIR 2, PIR 54 and CE 56 for southern ones are reported and discussed.
W. Faedi, , G. Baruzzi, , P. Lucchi, , S. Magnani, , M.L. Maltoni, , M. Migani, , P. Sbrighi, , L. Ballini, , G. Baroni, , F. Cossio, , G. Capriolo, and A. Carullo, (2014). UPDATES ON ITALIAN STRAWBERRY BREEDING PROGRAMS COORDINATED BY CRA-FRF. Acta Hortic. 1049, 877-882
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