Denomination: 'DrisStrawTen'
Trade name: Driscoll's Anita
Botanical Name: Fragaria ×ananassa
Applicant/Holder: Driscoll's, Inc.
A California Corporation
P.O. Box 50045, 345 Westridge Drive
Watsonville, California
United States of America
Breeder: Bruce D. Mowrey, Watsonville, United States of America
Martin P. Madesko, Watsonville, United States of America
Joanne F. Coss, Watsonville, United States of America
Philip J. Stewart, Watsonville, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Expert Agriculture Team Ltd.
46420 Prairie Central Road
Chilliwack, British Columbia
V2P 6H3
Tel: 604-795-2537
Application Date: 2009-02-02
Application Number: 09-6503
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-03-22
Certificate Number: 5223
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-03-22

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Puget Reliance' and 'San Juan'

Summary: The plants of 'DrisStrawTen' have medium density of foliage whereas those of 'Puget Reliance' have dense to very dense foliage and 'San Juan' have dense. The inflorescence of 'DrisStrawTen' is positioned at the same level as the foliage whereas it is positioned beneath the foliage for 'Puget Reliance' and above the foliage for 'San Juan'. 'DrisStrawTen' has no or very few stolons whereas 'Puget Reliance' has a few to medium number and 'San Juan' has many. The petiole of 'DrisStrawTen' is short whereas it is long to very long on 'Puget Reliance' and medium to long on 'San Juan'. The fruit size of 'DrisStrawTen' is small to medium size whereas it is large to very large for 'Puget Reliance' and medium to large for 'San Juan'. 'DrisStrawTen' begins flowering and fruiting mid-season whereas 'Puget Reliance' begins early.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium density of foliage, medium to strong vigour, day neutral type
STOLONS: absent or very few, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence

LEAF: medium size, medium green on upper side, strong blistering, strong glossiness, no variegation
TERMINAL LEAFLET: moderately longer than width, obtuse base, serrate and crenate margin, concave shape in cross-section
PETIOLE: short, horizontal attitude of hairs
STIPULE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: positioned at same level as foliage, medium number of flowers, slightly outwards attitude of hairs on pedicel
FLOWER: calyx diameter same size as corolla, stamens present
PETALS: overlapping, equal in length and width, white

FRUIT: moderately longer than width, small to medium size, conical, absent or very narrow band without achenes
FRUIT SKIN: medium red, even or very slightly uneven colour, medium glossiness, even or very slightly uneven surface
ACHENES: inserted below to level with fruit surface
CALYX: attachment level with fruit, outwards attitude of sepals, same diameter as fruit
FRUIT FLESH: soft to medium firmness, light red, light red core, absent or small fruit cavity

Origin & Breeding History: 'DrisStrawTen' arose from the cross of the unnamed proprietary variety, '94J283' (female parent) by another unnamed proprietary variety '112H25' (male parent) conducted in June, 2003 in Monterey County, California, USA. In the summer of 2004, 'DrisStrawTen' was initially selected from the seedling population based on high yield, Verticillium resistance and its everbearing habit. It was asexually propagated at Driscoll Nursery in Shasta County, California and underwent further propagation and testing from 2004 to 2008 at the nursery in Monterey County, California, USA.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'DrisStrawTen' were conducted in Chilliwack, British Columbia during the 2014 growing season. The plots were planted in the spring of 2013 in a randomized complete block design (RCBD). Each variety consisted of 3 replicates/variety with 5 plants per replicate (for a total of 15 plants of each variety). Plants were spaced approximately 30 centimetres between plants in the row and spaced approximately 2.5 metres apart between rows. Measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements.

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Strawberry: 'DrisStrawTen' (top) with reference varieties 'Puget Reliance' (centre) and 'San Juan' (bottom)

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Strawberry: 'DrisStrawTen' (top) with reference varieties 'Puget Reliance' (centre) and 'San Juan' (bottom)

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