‘L’AUTHENTIQUE ORLÉANS’ STRAWBERRY
LAuthentique Orléans is a new June bearing strawberry cultivar (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) bred for Eastern Central Canada and climates similar to Quebec. LAuthentique Orléans' was released because of its very large, firm, light-red coloured fruit. Its storage life compares to the standard variety Kent, which is currently used by many growers. 'LAuthentique Orléans' has a higher level of antioxidants (Gallic acid, protocatecuic acid, catechin, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, epicatechin, and ellagic acid) than Kent (Hébert et al., 2002) and is ideal for growers who need to store the fruits for several days or ship them to other provinces for marketing.
Khanizadeh, S., Carisse, O., Deschenes, M., Gauthier, L., Gosselin, A., Hébert, C., DeEll, J. and Buszard, D. (2003). ‘L’AUTHENTIQUE ORLÉANS’ STRAWBERRY. Acta Hortic. 626, 37-38
Fragaria x ananassa, fruit breeding, storage, shelf-life, red stele