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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Physiology and Genetic Improvement of Small Fruit Crops

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Title: ‘Puget Crimson’ Strawberry

Authors
item Moore, Patrick -
item Hoashi-Erhardt, Wendy -
item Finn, Chad
item Kempler, Chaim -

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: October 6, 2011
Publication Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: Moore, P.P., Hoashi-Erhardt, W., Finn, C.E., Kempler, C. 2011. ‘Puget Crimson’ Strawberry. HortScience. 46(12):1698-1700.

Interpretive Summary: ‘Puget Crimson’ is a new June-bearing (short-day) strawberry cultivar jointly released by Washington State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. 'Puget Crimson' was selected in Puyallup Washington from seedlings from a cross between the outstanding flavored 'Puget Summer' (R) and 'Valley Red'. ‘Puget Crimson’ has been noted for high yields, very late-season ripening, large size, and excellent fresh flavor. Although suitable for processed uses, fruit of ‘Puget Crimson’ will most likely be used for the fresh market because of its late harvest season and sweet flavor.

Technical Abstract: ‘Puget Crimson’ is a new short-day strawberry (Fragaria ·ananassa Duchesne ex Rozier) cultivar jointly released by Washington State University (WSU), Oregon State University, and the USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). ‘Puget Crimson’ was selected from a cross of ‘Schwartze’ · ‘Valley Red’ made in 2003 at WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center (WSU Puyallup). ‘Schwartze’ was patented (USPP 12,067) and sold under the name of ‘Puget Summer’. Although ‘Schwartze’ has excellent processing characteristics, it has been used almost exclusively for fresh market where it receives a premium price as a result of ripening very late in the season. ‘Valley Red’ was developed by the USDA-ARS. ‘Valley Red’ is a high-yielding genotype that produces medium-sized fruit that are very uniform in size and shape. The fruit is primarily suited to processing because of its dark red internal and external color and relative skin tenderness. Seedlings from this cross were planted in the field in 2004. ‘Puget Crimson’ was selected in 2005 at ‘Puget Crimson’ has been noted for high yields, very late-season ripening, large size, and excellent fresh flavor. Although suitable for processed uses, fruit of ‘Puget Crimson’ will most likely be used for the fresh market because of its late harvest season and sweet flavor.

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