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Strawberry Plant Information

Cropping Table (png image) (All cropping times are shown only as a guide, and are based on average cropping times observed in Kent)

Early Season Strawberry Varieties

*VIBRANT - Very early season (cropping guide: 2nd week June until 2nd week July, peaking end of June)

Vibrant has an upright habit and produces attractive, glossy berries. The sweet and juicy fruit is dark, regular in shape and a good size. It is moderately resistant to Powdery Mildew but susceptible to Verticilium Wilt. It is well suited for 60-day cropping and may need fleecing to protect early flowers.

*CHRISTINE - Very early season (cropping guide: 3rd week June until 2nd week July, peaking end of June)

An early variety that produces a firm, large, bright orange-red berry with excellent flavour. The only early variety to have resistance to Verticillium Wilt; it also has good Mildew resistance. It can be susceptible to Crown Rot and Red Core and may need fleecing to protect early flowers.

HONEOYE - Early season (cropping guide: 3rd week June until 2nd week July, peaking end of June)

This is still the main early variety which has a good upright growing habit. It seems to perform particularly well in the north and the west. Lovely flavoured fruit, great for freezing, but best picked regularly. It can be susceptible to Mildew when under stress. Suitable for protected cropping.

Mid Season Strawberry Varieties

HAPIL - Mid season (cropping guide: end June until 2nd/3rd week July, peaking 1st week July)

Hapil produces heavy yields of very large, glossy, sweet fruit and has a vigorous and upright growing habit. It crops especially well on lighter soils and in drier conditions. It can occasionally be susceptible to Mildew and Verticillium Wilt. Suitable for protected cropping.

*ALICE - Mid season (cropping guide: 4th week June until 4th week July, peaking 1st week July)

Bred at EMR, Alice has a very long picking season, and an upright growing habit. The fruit is large, sweet, juicy and evenly sized. It has excellent disease resistance, particularly to Verticillium Wilt and Crown Rot, and has good Mildew resistance too. Great for organic growing. One of our favourites!

CAMBRIDGE FAVOURITE - Mid season (cropping guide: 4th week June until 2nd week July, peaking 1st week July)

One of the well-known older varieties, still earning its place because of its reliability and tolerance. It makes a good beginner variety. The fruit is paler than the modern varieties but the juiciness and sweet flavour makes it a favourite for many and it's great for jam making too. Its dense growing habit makes it more susceptible to Botrytis in wet seasons.

*PEGASUS - Mid season (cropping guide: 3rd/4th week June until 4th week July, peaking 1st/2nd week July)

Probably one of the best disease-resistant mid-season varieties, preferring slightly heavier soils. The fruit is of a high quality, juicy and with excellent flavour. It has strong resistance to Verticillium Wilt, Crown Rot and Red Core but some susceptibility to Mildew when under stress.

Late Mid Season Strawberry Varieties

*ELEGANCE - Late mid season (cropping guide: 3rd week June until 1st week August, peaking 1st/2nd week July)

Elegance produces consistently high yields of attractive, sweet, firm, bright and juicy berries with good shape. It has some resistance to Crown Rot and Verticillium Wilt, but can be susceptible to Mildew and Red Core. The flavour is best when the fruit is fully ripe. It is suitable for 60-day cropping.

*FENELLA - Late mid season (cropping guide: 4th week June until end July, peaking 2nd week July)

A vigorous, compact, upright plant, which produces large bright berries with uniform shape; it has an excellent sweet flavour and is juicy too. The fruit has very good weather resistance - it is known to survive in a wet summer! The plant has very good resistance to Verticillium Wilt and Crown Rot, but it can be susceptible to Mildew when under stress.

Late Season Strawberry Varieties

*SYMPHONY - Late season (cropping guide: 3rd/4th week June until 4th week July, peaking 1st/2nd week July)

A high-yielding, Scottish variety producing bright red fruit with good flavour. Very good disease resistance, especially against Red Core and Vine Weevil, but can be susceptible to Mildew. It seems to excel in damper conditions. Good for organic growers and suitable for field and protected cropping.

*CUPID - Late season (cropping guide: 3rd week July until 2nd/3rd week August)

An exciting new EMR variety that produces attractive, glossy, bright orange-red fruit with a uniformly conic shape and excellent flavour. Resistant to multiple diseases, including Verticillium Wilt, Crown Rot, Powdery Mildew and Black Spot. Some degree of fruit rain tolerance has also been noted, which is an advantage for a late season variety.

*FLORENCE - Late season (cropping guide: 4th week June until end July, peaking 3rd week July)

A popular EMR variety producing outstanding, vigorous plants with large, bright, juicy red berries with a lovely sweet flavour. Excellent disease resistance, especially against Powdery Mildew, with some resistance to Verticilium Wilt, Vine Weevil and rabbits too! It does well in drier and hotter areas and/or seasons. A must for the organic grower. (SORRY NOT AVAILABLE IN THE 2016-17 SEASON)

Very Late Season Strawberry Varieties

*JUDIBELL - Exceptionally late season (cropping guide: 3rd week July until 2nd/3rd week August, peaking start August)

Judibell has a unique cropping slot which extends the picking season well into August, and produces sweet, juicy berries of uniform shape. It has good disease resistance to Verticillium Wilt and Crown Rot, but some susceptibility to Powdery Mildew when under stress. Because of its late season, it remains dormant until May. It can tolerate wetter conditions and is great for organic growing.