THE ISRAELI STRAWBERRY INDUSTRY
The strawberry is grown as an annual crop in Israel, from September to May, under low polyethylene tunnels. The common varieties cultivated at present are 'Douglas' and 'Tufts'. In recent years early yielding varieties ('Nurit', 'Rachel', 'Dorit', 'Ofra'), obtained as a result of our local breeding program, have occupied increasingly more of the cultivation area.
The aims and techniques of the breeding program, cultivation practices and other areas of research are described.
Izsak, E. and Izhar, S. (1989). THE ISRAELI STRAWBERRY INDUSTRY. Acta Hortic. 265, 711-714