Oregon Strawberry Varieties

Oregon Strawberry History

Totem

  • 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.

Hood

  • 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.

Tillamook

  • Cuesta x Puget Reliance
  • Dual fresh and processed uses
  • High yields
  • Very large fruit
  • Very good quality fresh and processed.
  • Low drip loss
  • Excellent yield and fruit size in 2nd harvest
  • Open plant
  • Visible large fruit
  • Efficient to pick!

Firecracker

  • ORUS 850-48 x Totem
  • Very late; 7 days later than ‘Redcrest’
  • Excellent yields
  • 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
Pinnacle
  • 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
  • Low rot
  • V. good flavor fresh acceptable processing
  • Internal color borderline
  • Very good firmness
  • Very low drip loss
  • Open plant + Large fruit=Efficient pick
Puget Reliance
  • 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.
Puget Summer
  • ‘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.
  • High yields
  • 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

Redcrest

  • 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.
  Thanks to Chad Finn and Pat Moore for providing background information and photos.

 

   
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