|Botanical Name:||Fragaria ×ananassa|
A California Corporation
P.O. Box 50045, 345 Westridge Drive
United States of America
Matthias Vitten, Watsonville, United States of America
Carlos D. Fear, Driscoll's, Inc., Watsonville, 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: 'San Juan' and 'Puget Reliance'
Summary: The inflorescence of 'DrisStrawThirtyTwo' is positioned beneath the foliage whereas it is positioned above the foliage for 'San Juan'. 'DrisStrawThirtyTwo' has a few to medium number of stolons whereas 'San Juan' has many. The blistering of the leaves of 'DrisStrawThirtyTwo' is strong whereas it is medium on 'San Juan' and absent or weak on 'Puget Reliance'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the stipules of 'DrisStrawThirtyTwo' is strong to very strong whereas it is medium for 'San Juan'. The calyx attachment of the fruit of 'DrisStrawThirtyTwo' is inserted whereas it is level with the fruit of 'San Juan' and raised on 'Puget Reliance'. The fruit of 'DrisStrawThirtyTwo' is firm to very firm whereas it is of medium firmness for 'San Juan' and soft for 'Puget Reliance'. 'DrisStrawThirtyTwo' begins flowering and fruiting late in the season whereas 'Puget Reliance' begins early.
PLANT: upright growth habit, dense to very dense foliage, strong to very strong vigour, day neutral type
STOLONS: few to medium in number, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence
LEAF: large, dark green on upper side, strong blistering, medium glossiness, no variegation
TERMINAL LEAFLET: moderately longer than width, acute base, serrate and crenate margin, concave shape in cross section
PETIOLE: long to very long, upwards attitude of hairs
STIPULE: strong to very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration
TIME OF BEGINNING OF FLOWERING: late season
INFLORESCENCE: positioned beneath 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
TIME OF BEGINNING OF FRUIT RIPENING: late season
FRUIT: equal in length and width, large, 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 below the fruit surface
CALYX: inserted attachment, outwards attitude of sepals, slightly larger than diameter of fruit
FRUIT FLESH: firm to very firm, light red, light red core, absent or small cavity
Origin & Breeding History: 'DrisStrawThirtyTwo' arose from the cross of the unnamed proprietary variety '89J167' (female parent) by another unnamed proprietary variety '283M52' (male parent) conducted in April 2005 in Kent, England, United Kingdom. In June 2007, 'DrisStrawThirtyTwo' 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 2012 in Kent, England, United Kingdom.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'DrisStrawThirtyTwo' 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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