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A Brief History of Florida Strawberries: Summary
This resource was originally published by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) of the University of Florida. It was later published as part of Circular 1440. This circular was published by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the Agronomy Department and IFAS Communication Services, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
This publication gives a brief history of the development of strawberry plants for Florida and its climate. Beginning in 1952 with the introduction of the Florida Ninety strawberry variety (developed by Albert Brooks), this document notes several of the significant Florida strawberries as well as their developers, dates of release, and impact on the strawberry-growing business in Florida.
It touches on strawberry developers Albert Brooks, Charles Howard, and Craig Chandler. The Florida strawberry varieties chronicled are: Missionary, Florida Ninety, Florida Belle, Dover, Sweet Charlie, Rosa Linda, Earlibrite, Strawberry Festival, and Carmine.
For a more information on the different types of strawberries available today, you can view the Strawberry Varieties page.
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