STRAWBERRY BREEDING PROGRAM AT MARCHE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
The strawberry breeding program at the Marche Polytechnic University (Ancona, IT) started in 1993, and after 10 years of evaluation 2 cultivars (Adria and Sveva) were released showing interesting agronomic characteristics associated with high adaptability to these cultivation conditions. In the last 5 years, 12460 seedlings were evaluated from which 44 selections are now under study, because they show interesting agronomic characteristics associated with high adaptability to these cultivation conditions and fruit quality. From all the program, the most advanced material is now represented by the following 4 selections: AN99.78.51 (95.617.1 × Darselect); AN00.235.52 (Sveva × Patty); AN97.120.52 (91.143.5 × 90.608.1) and AN01.211.51 (CN 95.602.8 × CN 95.419.4). Other two selections originated by Fragaria × ananassa and F. virginiana glauca (FVG), AN94.414.51 (Don × FVG) and AN94.474.51 (FVG × Miss) are considered of interest for the high fruit nutritional value.
Capocasa, F., Diamanti, J., Pierini, S. and Mezzetti, B. (2009). STRAWBERRY BREEDING PROGRAM AT MARCHE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY. Acta Hortic. 842, 467-470
strawberry, breeding, cross combinations, adaptation, quality