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Research Project: Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Small Fruit Crops

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Title: ‘Sweet Sunrise’ strawberry

Author
item Finn, Chad
item Strik, Bernadine - Oregon State University
item Yorgey, Brian - Oregon State University
item Mackey, Theodore - Ted
item Moore, Patrick - Washington State University
item Dossett, Michael - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
item Kempler, Chaim - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
item Martin, Robert - Bob
item Jamieson, Andrew - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
item Galletta, Gene

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2014
Publication Date: 8/1/2014
Citation: Finn, C.E., Strik, B.C., Yorgey, B.M., Mackey, T.A., Moore, P.P., Dossett, M., Kempler, C., Martin, R.R., Jamieson, A.R., Galletta, G.J. 2014. ‘Sweet Sunrise’ strawberry. HortScience. 49(8):1088–1092.

Interpretive Summary: ‘Sweet Sunrise’ is a new June-bearing strawberry cultivar from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) breeding program in Corvallis, OR, released in cooperation with the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station and the Washington State University Agricultural Research Center. ‘Sweet Sunrise’ is a high-yielding cultivar that produces large, firm, attractive, easily-capped fruit with excellent quality that ripen in the early season. A U.S. plant patent application has been submitted. ‘Sweet Sunrise’ was high-yielding in every trial with yields comparable to or higher than other recent releases such as ‘Charm’, ‘Valley Red’ and ‘Sweet Bliss’ or the industry standards ‘Tillamook’, ‘Totem’ and ‘Hood’ in each location. In all evaluations, ‘Sweet Sunrise’ was rated excellent and comparable to ‘Totem’ for commercial processors. The most outstanding characteristics of ‘Sweet Sunrise’ were its outstanding fruit quality as a fresh or processed product, its medium-large fruit size and its early ripening. These characteristics make it well suited for the fresh or processed fruit markets.

Technical Abstract: ‘Sweet Sunrise’ 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, OR, released in cooperation with the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station and the Washington State University Agricultural Research Center. ‘Sweet Sunrise’ is a high-yielding cultivar that produces large, firm, attractive, easily-capped fruit with excellent quality that ripen in the early season. A U.S. plant patent application (S.N. 13/694,950) has been submitted. ‘Sweet Sunrise’ was selected in 2000 from the cross ‘Puget Reliance’ × B 754 made in 1998 and was tested as ORUS 2240-1. The purpose of the cross was to combine the characteristics of elite eastern and western U.S. breeding material. ‘Puget Reliance’ (USPP 9310; BC 77-2-72 × WSU 1945) is a standard in the Pacific Northwest, especially for the fresh market strawberry industry, due to it being high-yielding, large-fruited, and well-adapted to the Pacific Northwest climate and virus disease complexes, 1995). B 754 (MDUS 5132 × NYUS 113) was an advanced selection in the USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD breeding program directed by G.J. Galletta (deceased) from 1977-1998 that was identified by C.E. Finn as being potentially valuable germplasm for the breeding program in Oregon because of its large, attractive fruit, very good eating quality and perceived high yields. ‘Sweet Sunrise’ was high-yielding in every trial with yields comparable to or higher than other recent releases such as ‘Charm’, ‘Valley Red’ and ‘Sweet Bliss’ or the industry standards ‘Tillamook’, ‘Totem’ and ‘Hood’ in each location. In all evaluations, ‘Sweet Sunrise’ was rated excellent and comparable to ‘Totem’ for commercial processors. The most outstanding characteristics of ‘Sweet Sunrise’ were its outstanding fruit quality as a fresh or processed product, its medium-large fruit size and its early ripening. These characteristics make it well suited for the fresh or processed fruit markets.