Submitted to: Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/2/2006
Publication Date: 6/4/2006
Citation: Chandler, C.K., Plotto, A. 2006. Taste panels to evaluate quality of five strawberry selections for Florida. Florida State Horticultural Society Meeting. Paper No. 126. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Five promising selections from the GCREC strawberry breeding program were compared with the industry standard 'Strawberry Festival' in consumer panels on February 2nd and March 9th. Several of the selections were rated equal to, but not higher than, 'Strawberry Festival' for appearance and/or flavor in February. Appearance and flavor of 'Strawberry Festival' decreased in March. Selection ‘00-51’ had the best flavor and selection '01-116' had the best appearance ratings in the March panel. Other fruit and plant characteristics of these selections will also be discussed.