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Strawberry Plants Library 00110011 : Strawberry Variety Use in North America

This is an entry in the Strawberry Plants Library here at Strawberry Plants .org. Continue reading for summarized information. The entire resource may be accessed or downloaded by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.

Strawberry Cultivar Use in North America: Summary

This publication details the factors involved in the changing selection patterns of commercial strawberry growers when it comes to which strawberry varieties are chosen for production.  It was written by Stan C. Hokanson and Chad E. Finn and is extensively footnoted.  The publication contributes the following:

1. A discussion of the two main factors that lead to changes in the use patterns of commercial strawberry varieties, namely, pest/pathogen resistance and suitability to climactic and environmental growing conditions.

2. A table of the number of hectacres planted with strawberries (both plasticulture and non-plasticulture) of the eastern United States and Canada.

3. A discussion of strawberry varieties that are well-adapted for commercial growing in the Northeastern United States (specifically: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

4. A discussion of strawberry varieties that are well-adapted for commercial growing in the Mid-Atlantic United States (specifically: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia).

5. A discussion of strawberry varieties that are well-adapted for commercial growing in the Southeastern United States (specifically: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina).

6. A discussion of strawberry varieties that are well-adapted for commercial growing in the Mid-Southern United States (specifically: Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee).

7. A discussion of strawberry varieties that are well-adapted for commercial growing in the Midwestern United States (specifically: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania).

8. A discussion of strawberry varieties that are well-adapted for commercial growing in the Upper-Midwestern United States (specifically: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin).

9. A discussion of strawberry varieties that are well-adapted for commercial growing in the Eastern Canadian Provinces (specifically: Atlantic Provinces, Ontario, and Quebec).

Also discussed in the scholarly paper is the Western United States with California being discussed in depth as it is the strawberry growing capital of the world.  With graphs and much information, this resource can help those thinking of starting a commercial pick-your-own operation or nursery.  Plus, any home gardener can find specific strawberry cultivars that should do well where they live and garden.  A quicker way to find which strawberry variety would grow well in your area, see here: Recommended Strawberry Varieties by State.

File Type: .pdf

Length: 13 pages

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