Oregon Strawberry Varieties
Oregon Strawberry History
The predominant cultivar grown in the Pacific Northwest.
From a cross of Puget Beauty & Northwest.
Large fruit, fully red internal and external color.
High soluble solids, excellent titratable acidity, excellent flesh integrity when processed.
Fresh season is typically June 5 - June 24.
From a cross of ORUS 2315 & Puget Beauty.
Excellent fruit quality for processing but difficult to grow.
Medium to large fruit with excellent external and internal color.
High soluble solids and high acidity, low drip loss.
Excellent in ice cream.
Early ripening - fresh season typically June 1 - June 20.
Cuesta x Puget Reliance
Dual fresh and processed uses
Very large fruit
Very good quality fresh and processed.
Low drip loss
Excellent yield and fruit size in 2nd harvest
Visible large fruit
Efficient to pick!
ORUS 850-48 x Totem
Very late; 7 days later than ‘Redcrest’
Outstanding for processing or local fresh market
Consistently ranked very high by panels for flavor
Very attractive fruitSusceptible to powdery mildew in years when this disease is severe
Laguna x ORUS 1267-250
Probably fresh market but can process
High yielding in 1998 and 1999 plantings and very good yields in Ore. and Wash.
Yield can drop 2nd year but still comparable to ‘Totem’
Very large fruit 1st year and large the 2nd
V. good flavor fresh acceptable processing
Internal color borderline
Very good firmness
Very low drip loss
Open plant + Large fruit=Efficient pick
From a cross of BC 77-2-72 & WSU 1945.
A new cultivar. Has very high yields of very large fruit.
Very good internal and external color, high soluble solids and good acidity.
Fresh season is typically June 3 to June 22.
‘Nanaimo’ x ORUS 1076-124
Very late season, similar to ‘Firecracker’ and ‘Independence’
Excellent fresh flavor
Excellent processing characteristics, but may ripen too late for many processors.
Early fruit can be very large, average size is medium
Fruit is held up off of ground, reducing incidence of fruit rot without fungicides
Susceptible to powdery mildew in years when this disease is severe
Patented as ‘Schwartze’, USPP 12,067 August 28, 2001
From a cross of Linn & Totem.
The highest quality fruit for processing but can be difficult to grow.
Large, conic fruit, outstanding external and internal color, high soluble solids and high acidity, low drip loss. Late ripening - fresh season is typically June 15 - July 7.
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