CULTIVARS DEVELOPED IN THE STRAWBERRY BREEDING PROGRAM OF FRESAS NUEVOS MATERIALES S.A.
Fresas Nuevos Materiales S.A. (FNM), based in Huelva, Andalucía, Spain, was created in 1999 to breed varieties adapted to this province and areas with similar climatic conditions. Every season we make around 120 crosses and plant about 10.000 seedlings. Around 200 plants are selected and tested the next season as first-year selections. The first year-selections selected (about 10-15%) are tested in field trials the following season as second-year selections; the best of them (4-5) pass to the advanced selections trials. Three new cultivars named Cisco (short-day), Fnm Coral (short-day) and Pedrone (day-neutral) were released in 2005. The cultivar Fnm Coral with good yield and excellent quality is being cultivated this season (2007/8) in about 170 hectares. New selections with good yield and excellent quality are being developed to be commercialized in the coming seasons. Two of them, A3-10-8 (short-day) and A3-54-1 (short-day, early season) are in the registration process. Field trial results for agronomic traits and fruit quality for 2005/6 and 2006/7 seasons are presented.
Refoyo, A. and Arenas, J.M. (2009). CULTIVARS DEVELOPED IN THE STRAWBERRY BREEDING PROGRAM OF FRESAS NUEVOS MATERIALES S.A.. Acta Hortic. 842, 439-442
strawberry, breeding program, short-day, day-neutral