|Trade name:||Driscoll's Marquis|
|Botanical Name:||Fragaria ×ananassa|
A California Corporation
P.O. Box 50045, 345 Westridge Drive
United States of America
Terrance C. Moran, Ojai, 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
|Grant of Rights Date:||2016-03-22|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2036-03-22|
Varieties used for comparison: 'El Dorado' and 'DrisStrawEight'
Summary: The inflorescence of 'DrisStrawTwentySeven' is positioned beneath the foliage whereas it is positioned level with the foliage for both reference varieties. The plants of 'DrisStrawTwentySeven' have very few stolons whereas those of 'El Dorado' have a few to medium number. The margins of the terminal leaflet of 'DrisStrawTwentySeven' are serrate whereas they are serrate and crenate on 'El Dorado'. The fruit of 'DrisStrawTwentySeven' is large whereas it is small to medium size for 'DrisStrawEight'. The fruit cavity of 'DrisStrawTwentySeven' is medium to large whereas it is absent or small in 'DrisStrawEight'.
PLANT: upright growth habit, dense foliage, strong vigour, day neutral type
STOLONS: very few, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence
LEAF: medium to large, medium green on upper side, medium blistering, medium glossiness, no variegation
TERMINAL LEAFLET: much longer than width, acute base, serrate margin, concave shape in cross-section
PETIOLE: long, horizontal attitude of hairs
STIPULE: medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration
TIME OF BEGINNING OF FLOWERING: mid-season
INFLORESCENCE: positioned beneath foliage, few to medium number of flowers, upwards attitude of hairs on pedicel
FLOWER: calyx diameter smaller than corolla, stamens present
PETALS: overlapping, equal in length and width, white
TIME OF BEGINNING OF FRUIT RIPENING: mid-season
FRUIT: moderately longer than width, large, conical, 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, upwards to outwards attitude of sepals, much larger than diameter of fruit
FRUIT FLESH: medium firmness, medium red, light red core, medium to large fruit cavity
Origin & Breeding History: 'DrisStrawTwentySeven' arose from the cross of 'DrisStrawEight' (female parent) by an unnamed proprietary variety '10L297' (male parent) conducted in January 2006 in Ventura County, California, USA. In January 2007, 'DrisStrawTwentySeven' was initially selected from the seedling population based on high yield, fruit size and sweet flavour. It was asexually propagated at Driscoll Nursery in Shasta County, California and underwent further propagation and testing from 2007 to 2011 at the nursery in Ventura County, California, USA.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'DrisStrawTwentySeven' 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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