Denomination: 'Deluxe'
Botanical Name: Fragaria ×ananassa
Applicant/Holder: Darbonne Pepiniere, SAS
Domaine St. Jacques
8229 Avenue des Pyrenees
Le Barp
Breeder: Alexandre Pierron-Darbonne, Darbonne Pepiniere, SAS, Le Barp, France
Agent in Canada: Fetherstonhaugh & Co.
P.O. Box 2999, Station D
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5Y6
Tel: 613-232-2486 ex.1279
Application Date: 2017-03-01
Application Number: 17-9107

Variety Description


PLANT: not remontant type, spreading growth habit, dense foliage, weak vigour
STOLON: medium number, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium density pubescence

PETIOLE: short, horizontal attitude of hairs
STIPULE: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: small, dark green on upper side, absent or weak degree of blistering, medium glossiness on upper side, no variegation
TERMINAL LEAFLET: moderately longer than broad, obtuse base, serrate to crenate margin, concave shape in cross-section

FLOWERING: begins early
INFLORESCENCE: positioned at same level as foliage, few flowers
PEDICEL: horizontal attitude of hairs
FLOWER: calyx same size in relation to corolla, small diameter, petals overlapping, stamen present
PETAL: length is equal to width, white on inner side

CALYX: slightly smaller diameter in relation to diameter of fruit, weak adherence to fruit, upwards attitude of sepals
FRUIT: begins ripening early, length equal to width, very small, conical shape, slight difference in shape between terminal fruit and other fruit of same fruit stalk, inserted calyx attachment, soft
FRUIT SURFACE: medium red, evenness of colour is slightly uneven, medium glossiness, evenness of surface is even or very slightly uneven, narrow band without achenes, achenes positioned above surface
FRUIT FLESH: light red, light red core, absent or small cavity

Origin & Breeding History: 'Deluxe' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder in Le Barp, France. The cross was made in 2007 between the variety '16.01.18' as the female parent and 'Darselect' as the male parent with trials on the resulting progeny conducted from 2008 until 2012. In 2012, 'Deluxe' was selected in Le Barp, France as a single seedling based on its fruit quality, size, colour, taste, flavour, yield; easy harvesting and storage qualities. Official control trials were conducted from 2012 to 2014. 'Deluxe' was first propagated by rooted cuttings at the farm of LeMerle2 in Le Barp, France in the summer of 2008.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Deluxe' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2012/0164, purchased from the Oficina Española de Variedades Vegetales in Madrid, Spain. The trials were conducted by the Oficina Española de Variedades Vegetales at Finca Experimental El Cebellar, Moguer (Huelva) and Centro Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera Churriana-Málaga in Madrid, Spain from 2012 to 2014.

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Strawberry: 'Deluxe'

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Strawberry: 'Deluxe'

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Strawberry: 'Deluxe'

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