'FUENTEPINA', A NEW STRAWBERRY CULTIVAR FROM THE SPANISH PUBLIC BREEDING PROGRAM
Fuentepina is a short-day cultivar developed by the Spanish Public Breeding Program (Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrarias, Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera y de la Producción Ecológica, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Fresas Nuevos Materiales S.A., Nuevas Técnicas en Fresa S.L., and Freshuelva Viveristas Agreement - CC05-024-C3-1) that began in 2001. The main purpose of this agreement was to develop and release cultivars with increased adaptability to the environmental conditions of the Huelva area. This new Spanish cultivar was selected from a 2002 cross between NA-676 (IFAPA genebank accession) and the breeding line SE-1-297 (Oso Grande × Carisma), and was tested as selection 1823-1. The fruit of Fuentepina is pleasantly aromatic and tasty. Post-harvest tests showed that Fuentepina has a good shelf life, similar to that of the standard cultivars grown in south-western Spain, such as Camarosa and Sabrosa. It produces a high early and moderate total yields. Fuentepina is remarkable for its low tendency to form misshapen fruits, and its low percentage of second-class fruits. Fruit production and quality, and shelf-life parameters (calyx freshness and bruising) and other important morph-agronomical traits are described in detail, compared with the most important cultivars in the area (Camarosa, Sabrosa, Ventana and others). The participants of the Spanish Breeding Program have jointly applied for a Community Plant Variety Right (CPVO, application number 2009/0750) in the European Union (EU) territory.
Soria, C., Medina-Mínguez, J.J., Miranda, L., Domínguez, P., Ariza, M.T., Refoyo, A. and López-Aranda, J.M. (2012). 'FUENTEPINA', A NEW STRAWBERRY CULTIVAR FROM THE SPANISH PUBLIC BREEDING PROGRAM. Acta Hortic. 926, 139-142
Fragaria × ananassa, fruit breeding