THREE NEW ITALIAN STRAWBERRY CULTIVARS FOR SOUTHERN AREAS
Italys public-sector strawberry breeding program for the southern regions started 20 years ago and, since 1993, has been part of the National Frutticoltura Project financed largely by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MiPAAF), along with funding support from the Basilicata regional authority and the Palermo and Basilicata universities. Three new short-day (SD) cultivars suited to southern areas and winter planting systems will be released on the occasion of this Strawberry Symposium: PALATINA, the 1997 Metaponto selection MT 95.159.2 bred from a cross of Tudla® Milsei and Camarosa, NORA, the 2001 Metaponto selection MT 99.20.01 bred from a cross of Chandler and Italian selection 91.143.5, and KILO, the 2001 Metaponto selection MT 99.163.22 bred from a cross of Rosalinda and Demetra.
Faedi, W., Baruzzi, G., Capriolo, G., D'Anna, F., Lucchi, P., Marano, A., Martelli, G., Mennone, C. and Prinzivalli, C. (2009). THREE NEW ITALIAN STRAWBERRY CULTIVARS FOR SOUTHERN AREAS. Acta Hortic. 842, 549-552
Fragaria × ananassa, winter planting system, fresh plant