Matted-row strawberry cultivar productivity in Missouri, 2013-14


Ten short-day strawberry cultivars were evaluated for productivity in southcentral Missouri. The production system was matted rows on a planting ridge formed along the row center, 20 cm high (8 in). The planting was established in 2012, cropped in 2013, renovated and cropped again in 2014. Rows were spaced at 1.2 meter (4 ft). Yearly means of all cultivars for total yield were 3.4 and 2.7 kg per linear m row in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The cultivars 'AC Wendy', AC Valley Sunset', 'Allstar', 'Annapolis'. 'Brunswick', 'Galleta' and 'Jewel' were most consistent and can be recommended to Missouri growers. Marketable yields of all cultivars were 74% and 67% in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Weighted averages for fruit of all cultivars were 11.9 g and 11.0 g in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Harvest season length of all cultivars averaged 21 days in 2013 and 16 days in 2014.


Environmental Plant Science and Natural Resources

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Berry size, Harvest dates, Marketable yield, Total yield

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Journal of the American Pomological Society