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UC Pest Management Guidelines


Characteristics of Strawberry Cultivars Commonly Grown in California

(Reviewed 6/08, updated 6/08)

In this Guideline:

Cultivar Day length Planting season Area1 Supplemental storage2 Fruit characteristics Plant characteristics Susceptibility to pests and disorders
Albion neutral fall CC 10 days to 2.5 weeks large; excellent flavor; red internal and external color moderately vigorous plant; high productivity, very long season; avoid overchilling, which causes excessive runner production tolerant of major soil pathogens; moderately susceptible to powdery mildew
Aromas neutral fall CC 10 days to 3 weeks medium size; dark red color; good flavor very high yields; long production season misshapen fruit occasionally a problem, especially early in season; generally good tolerance to root and crown diseases
Camarosa short fall CC, SC none to 1 week large; good flavor; excellent shelf life; good for fresh market and freezer pack; relatively resistant to rain damage vigorous plant; high-yielding; early production; adapted to early fall planting tendency to produce misshapen fruit; susceptible to Verticillium
Camino Real short fall CC 7 to 14 days large; very good flavor; highly tolerant of rain damage not early; compact plant that needs adequate nursery chilling; good cultivar for Santa Maria Valley sensitive to sulfur sprays; relatively tolerant to Phytophthora and Verticillium
Chandler short summer SJV NA medium size; very good flavor; somewhat tender skin; soft when temperatures are high moderate yields
Diamante neutral fall CC, SC 10 days to 3 weeks large; very good flavor; light color; sensitive to rain damage moderately vigorous plant; high productivity; long season, open canopy, easy harvest highly susceptible to Phytophthora
Ventana short fall CC, SC none to 1 week large; good flavor; good color but lighter than Camarosa; relatively resistant to rain damage vigorous plant with heavy early production; adapted to early fall planting; good pollinator under adverse weather conditions; excellent for winter-spring fresh market susceptible to Phytophthora root and crown rot; fruit is susceptible to powdery mildew
—  = Information not available
NA = not applicable
1 CC = Watsonville/Salinas and Santa Maria Valley; SC = South Coast region from San Diego to Ventura County; SJV = San Joaquin Valley.
2 Approximate amount of chilling at 34° F (1° C) after fall digging needed for optimal vigor, yield, and fruit quality.


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UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Strawberry
UC ANR Publication 3468

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Acknowledgments: This table presents information on University of California cultivars. For other cultivars, see other sources of information.
M. P. Bolda, UC Cooperative Extension Santa Cruz County
O. Daugovish, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
S. T. Koike, UC Cooperative Extension Monterey County
K. D. Larson, Pomology, South Coast Res. and Ext. Ctr.
P. A. Phillips, UC IPM Program/UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County

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