S. Khanizadeh, O. Carisse, M. Deschenes, L. Gauthier, A. Gosselin, C. Hébert, J. DeEll, D. Buszard
‘L’Authentique Orléans’ is a new June bearing strawberry cultivar (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) bred for Eastern Central Canada and climates similar to Quebec. ‘L’Authentique 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. 'L’Authentique 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
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2003.626.3
Fragaria x ananassa, fruit breeding, storage, shelf-life, red stele

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