Flavorfest – 2012
Season: long mid-season, short-day
Adaptation: Performs well in annual black plasticulture and traditional matted row production systems
Description: Flavorfest was trialed as B1033 and has consistently performed as a top-yielding, large-fruited selection in the plasticulture production system at Beltsville, MD. ‘Flavorfest’ fruit have excellent flavor, are large, bright red, and appear distinctively plump. Fruiting season in plasticulture is similar to that of ‘Chandler,’ in that it is longer than most other cultivars and peaks at the same time. ‘Flavorfest’ has shown no susceptibility to anthracnose crown and fruit rot in the Beltsville fields. ‘Flavorfest’ is resistant or tolerant to most of the stem and leaf diseases. Percentage of ‘Flavorfest’ fruits showing Botrytis fruit rot, when harvested from untreated fields, is similar to or lower than other currently available mid-season cultivars grown in the Mid-Atlantic.