FIELD PERFORMANCE OF SOME NEW AMERICAN AND POLISH STRAWBERRY CULTIVARS GROWN IN POLAND.
Nine strawberry cultivars (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) were assessed in field trials from 1987–1990. The experiment consisted of five American cultivars (Allstar, Honeoye, Rosanne, Sentinel and Sumner), two Polish cultivars (Kama and Dukat) and two cultivars used as controls: Senga Sengana and Surprise des Halles). Plants were in matted rows at 0.3m x 0.8 m spacings. Data reported are marketable yields, cropping times and susceptibility to Botrytis cinerea Pers. ex Fr. (as percentage of infected fruit in total yield). Fruit weight and quality (as percentage of >3 cm diameter fruit of marketable yield) in response to picking time also are reported. Among the American strawberry cultivars Honeoye, gave the highest yield comparable to the standard cultivar Senga Sengana (respectively, 12.9 and 16.3 kg/plot). Cultivars Allstar, Rosanne and Sentinel did not give satisfactory yields (respectively, 5.4, 4.6, 4.5 kg/plotin 1989, and 7.2, 5.4, 7.1 kg/plot in 1990). However, ‘Sentinel’ and ‘Sumner’ produced the largest fruit in almost all instances. ‘Honeoye’ had the lowest Botrytis cinerea incidence and had good fruit quality even in late season.
Cieslinski, G., Klimczak, A. and Smolarz, K. (1993). FIELD PERFORMANCE OF SOME NEW AMERICAN AND POLISH STRAWBERRY CULTIVARS GROWN IN POLAND.. Acta Hortic. 348, 171-176