Denomination: 'DrisStrawEleven'
Trade name: Driscoll's Adelaide
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
Matthew P. Wilson, San Luis Obispo, United States of America
Michael D. Ferguson, Moorpark, 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: 09-6504
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-03-22
Certificate Number: 5224
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-03-22

Variety Description

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

Summary: The inflorescence of 'DrisStrawEleven' is positioned above the foliage whereas it is positioned beneath the foliage in 'Puget Reliance'. The plants of 'DrisStrawEleven' have no or very few stolons whereas those of 'San Juan' have many and 'Puget Reliance' have a few to medium number. The flower diameter of 'DrisStrawEleven' is larger than that of 'San Juan'. The fruit size of 'DrisStrawEleven' is small whereas it is medium to large in 'San Juan' and large to very large in 'Puget Reliance'. The band without achenes on the fruit of 'DrisStrawEleven' is absent or very narrow whereas it is narrow on 'San Juan' and narrow to medium width on 'Puget Reliance'. The fruit of 'DrisStrawEleven' is firm whereas the fruit of 'San Juan' is medium firmness and 'Puget Reliance' is soft. 'DrisStrawEleven' begins flowering and fruiting mid-season whereas 'Puget Reliance' begins early.


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

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

INFLORESCENCE: positioned above foliage, many flowers, upwards attitude of hairs on pedicel
FLOWER: calyx diameter smaller than corolla, stamens present
PETALS: overlapping, equal in length and width, white

FRUIT: equal in length and width, small 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 fruit surface
CALYX: attachment level with fruit, outwards attitude of sepals, slightly larger than diameter of fruit
FRUIT FLESH: firm, light red, light red core, absent or small fruit cavity

Origin & Breeding History: 'DrisStrawEleven' arose from the cross of the unnamed proprietary variety, '122J81' (female parent), by another unnamed proprietary variety, '111H69' (male parent), conducted in June 2003 in Monterey County, California, USA. In the summer of 2004, 'DrisStrawEleven' was initially selected from the seedling population based on high and early yield, good flavour, post-harvest quality and glossy, attractive fruit. It was asexually propagated at Driscoll Nursery in Shasta County, California and underwent further propagation and testing from 2004 to 2008 at the nurseries in Monterey County and San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'DrisStrawEleven' 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.

Comparison table for 'DrisStrawEleven' with reference varieties 'Puget Reliance' and 'San Juan'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'DrisStrawEleven' 'Puget Reliance' 'San Juan'
mean 2.98 2.66 2.15
std. deviation 0.17 0.21 0.35

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

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

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