STRAWBERRY BREEDING IN THE NETHERLANDS
Besides high productivity and better fruit quality much attention is given to disease resistance, by trying to find a good level of field resistance. Combining all the desired characters on a high level in one genotype is still an illusion.
Since strawberry breeding started 22 varieties have been released for different breeding purposes. Some of them were and still are of major importance for commercial growing. The progress in productivity and fruit size of the varieties released is given in Table 2.