|Trade name:||Driscoll's Pilgrim|
|Botanical Name:||Fragaria ×ananassa|
A California Corporation
P.O. Box 50045, 345 Westridge Drive
United States of America
Philip J. Stewart, Watsonville, United States of America
Esther J. Pullen, Valrico, United States of America
Kristie L. Gilford, Dover, United States of America
Bruce D. Mowrey, Watsonville, 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: 'Sanibel' and 'Festival'
Summary: The density of foliage on the plants of 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' is sparse whereas it is dense to very dense for 'Festival'. The plant vigour of 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' is weak whereas it is medium for 'Sanibel' and strong to very strong for 'Festival'. The inflorescence of 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' is positioned beneath the foliage whereas it is above the foliage for 'Sanibel'. The plants of 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' have no or very few stolons whereas 'Festival' have many. The petiole of 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' is short whereas it is medium length on 'Sanibel' and long on 'Festival'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the stipules of 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' is strong to very strong whereas it is weak to medium on 'Sanibel' and medium on 'Festival'. The petal arrangement of 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' is overlapping whereas that of 'Sanibel' and 'Festival' are free and touching respectively. The fruit length in relation to the width of 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' is equal whereas the fruit is much longer than it is wide for 'Festival'. The calyx attachment of 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' is level with the fruit with an upwards attitude of sepals whereas that of 'Sanibel' is inserted in the fruit with an outwards attitude of sepals. The fruit flesh of 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' is light red whereas it is dark red for 'Festival'.
PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, sparse density of foliage, weak vigour, day neutral type
STOLONS: absent or very few, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or sparse density of pubescence
LEAF: small to medium size, medium 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: short, horizontal attitude of hairs
STIPULE: strong to very 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 same size as corolla, stamens present
PETALS: overlapping, equal in length and width, white
TIME OF BEGINNING OF FRUIT RIPENING: mid-season
FRUIT: equal in length and width, medium size, conical, 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 level with fruit surface
CALYX: attachment level with fruit, upwards attitude of sepals, same size as diameter of fruit
FRUIT FLESH: medium firmness, light red, light red core, medium size cavity
Origin & Breeding History: 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' arose from the cross of the unnamed proprietary variety '3M44' (female parent) by another unnamed proprietary variety '50L174' (male parent) conducted in January 2006 in Hillsborough County, Florida, USA. In December 2007, 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' was initially selected from the seedling population based on yield, fruit size, fruit shape, flavour, shelf life and fruiting season. It was asexually propagated and underwent further propagation and testing from 2007 to 2011 in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'DrisStrawTwentyFour' 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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