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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Physiology and Genetic Improvement of Small Fruit Crops Title: 'Valley Red' Strawberry

Authors
item Finn, Chad
item Moore, Patarick -
item Kempler, Chaim -
item Yorgey, Brian -
item Strik, Bernadine -
item Martin, Robert

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 14, 2009
Publication Date: August 17, 2009
Citation: Finn, C.E., Moore, P.P., Kempler, C., Yorgey, B., Strik, B., Martin, R.R. 2009. 'Valley Red' Strawberry. HortScience. 44(5):1468-1471.

Interpretive Summary: 'Valley Red' is a new June-bearing strawberry cultivar from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) breeding program in Corvallis, Ore., released in cooperation with the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, The Washington State University Agricultural Research Center, and Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada. 'Valley Red' is high-yielding and produces medium-sized fruit that are very uniform in size and shape. 'Valley Red' was selected in 1996 from the cross 'Anaheim' × 'Puget Reliance' and was tested as ORUS 1790-1. 'Valley Red' fruit is primarily suited to processing with its dark red internal and external color. 'Valley Red' is named for its outstanding performance in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, the Skagit Valley in Washington and the Fraser River Valley in British Columbia.

Technical Abstract: 'Valley Red' is a new June-bearing (short-day) strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa Duchesne ex Rozier) cultivar from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) breeding program in Corvallis, Ore., released in cooperation with the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, The Washington State University Agricultural Research Center, and Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada. 'Valley Red' is a high-yielding genotype that produces medium-sized fruit that are very uniform in size and shape. 'Valley Red' was selected in 1996 from the cross 'Anaheim' × ‘Puget Reliance’ and was tested as ORUS 1790-1. 'Valley Red' fruit is primarily suited to processing with its dark red internal and external color. 'Valley Red' is named for its outstanding performance in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, the Skagit Valley in Washington and the Fraser River Valley in British Columbia.

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