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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Metabolomic and Microbial Profiling of Tropical/subtropical Fruits and Small Fruits for Quality Factors and Microbial Stability

Location: Citrus and Other Subtropical Products Research

Title: Winterstar™ (‘FL 05-107’) strawberry

item Whitaker, Vance
item Chandler, Craig
item Santos, Bielinski
item Peres, Natalia
item Nunes, Cecilia
item Plotto, Anne
item Sims, Charles

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 5, 2011
Publication Date: February 1, 2012
Citation: Whitaker, V., Chandler, C., Santos, B., Peres, N., Nunes, C., Plotto, A., Sims, C. 2012. Winterstar™ (‘FL 05-107’) strawberry. HortScience. 47:296-298.

Interpretive Summary: Winterstar™ is a new strawberry variety released by the University of Florida and well adapted for mild winter production areas. Like the current commercial cultivar grown in Florida, ‘Strawberry Festival’, it has a steady yield and durable plant characteristics. Furthermore, it produces a large bright red fruit during the entire growing season, and it has had high acceptability rating by taste panels.

Technical Abstract: Winterstar™ strawberry (Fragaria ananassa Duch.) is a new strawberry cultivar released by the University of Florida. It is adapted to climates with mild winters. It produces large bright red fruit with low cull rate. Taste quality has been evaluated and it is consistently less sour and sweeter than the current commercial cultivar grown in Florida, ‘Strawberry Festival’. The plant has a compact growth habit, and produces early.

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