strawberry varieties

Strawberry Varieties to Grow so They’ll Taste Better Than Store Bought

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The best strawberry varieties to grow so that they’ll taste better than store bought.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The three main types of strawberries are June-bearing, everbearing, and day-neutral. June-bearing strawberries, such as ‘Shuksan’, grow well in USDA Agriculture Zones 6-10, but some varieties are better for your local conditions than others. Keep in mind that …

White strawberry

White Strawberry One of Two New UF/IFAS Varieties Ready for Harvest Season

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Research, Specialty Crops

(UF/IFAS) — A white strawberry? Not red? Yes, you “read” that right. And it smells a little like a pineapple. It’s also novel in that it’s the first white strawberry to go to market in the United States. Just in time for the west-central Florida strawberry harvesting season, which runs from now until the end of March, UF/IFAS is releasing …

national strawberry

National Strawberry Day brings attention to UF/IFAS varieties

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Vance Whitaker toils day and night to develop the tastiest, best-looking, aromatic strawberries a consumer would want. Yummy enough for a nutritious snack or to help flavor a cake or pie just in time for National Strawberry Day on Feb. 27. Whitaker, an associate professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, leads …

strawberry crop

Make Your Next Strawberry Crop Taste Better than Store Bought

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to make your next strawberry crop taste better than store-bought.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Biting into sun-ripened strawberries, still warm from the garden, is one of the best summer treats you can enjoy. Just a few rows of plants will fill the fruit bowl and freezer, even after you subtract the samples you sneak while …

strawberry cultivars

New Strawberry Cultivars for the Southeast

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops

The annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference (SERFVC) continues today in Savannah, Georgia. Ag Net Media’s newest team member, Clint Thompson, is at the conference and was able to catch up with Dr. Jayesh Samtani, an assistant professor and small fruit extension specialist with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. They discuss new strawberry cultivars and look at which varieties are best …


UF/IFAS Researchers Find Aromatic Strawberry Variety Grows in South Florida

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Research, Specialty Crops

As National Strawberry Day approaches on Feb. 27, University of Florida scientists have found another variety that can grow in South Florida. It’s largely unknown to American consumers, it’s temptingly tasty and it’s good for local markets, UF researchers say. Alan Chambers, an assistant professor of horticultural sciences with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, led a team …


UF Web Tool Helps South Carolina, Florida Strawberry Growers

Dan Florida, Fruits, Research, Specialty Crops

Strawberry growers in Florida and South Carolina are reaping the benefits of a UF/IFAS web-based system designed to ward off two deadly pathogens, a new University of Florida study shows. That’s good news as Florida’s strawberry growers start a new season. Strawberries pack a powerful economic punch nationwide and in the Sunshine state, bringing in $2.3 billion to the national …

Strawberry Growers May Eventually Save $30 Million a Year with Findings in New UF Study

Randall Weiseman Florida, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

From the University of Florida/IFAS By: Brad Buck GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Strawberry growers may eventually save $30 million a year with genetic findings from a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study. UF/IFAS researchers are looking for ways to thwart angular leaf spot, a pathogen that can destroy up to 10 percent of Florida’s $300 million-a-year strawberry …