SELECTIVE BREEDING RESEARCH OF NEW STRAWBERRY CULTIVARS 'SHIMEI 5'
Shimei 5 a new strawberry cultivar, derived from the cross Y95 × New Star made in 2001, Y95 was a fine variety which was introduced from Israel and New Star was bred by the Shijiazhuang Pomology Institute. Shimei 5 has conical or flat conical, bright red and shiny fruit, average weight of the primary fruit is 38.8 g, average weight of the secondary fruit is 25.3 g, weight of the biggest fruit is 67 g, fruit is uniform and tidy; fruit flesh is red, the texture is dense and flesh is thin, fiber is low, pith is bigger with no cavity, the fruit has medium juicy, fragrance is intense, fruit has good flavour, the soluble solid content is 8.83%, quality is excellent, fruit elastic force is 0.906 kg/cm2, fruit flesh resistance is 0.525 kg/cm2, firmness is high, consequently storage and transportation is good; high yield, disease-resistant, dormancy period is short. It is suitable for dew place culture and semi-forcing culture.
Li Yang, , Li Li, , Lei Yang, , Baochun Hao, and Fengjie Chu, (2009). SELECTIVE BREEDING RESEARCH OF NEW STRAWBERRY CULTIVARS 'SHIMEI 5'. Acta Hortic. 842, 407-410
cultivar, Fragaria × ananassa