EVALUATION OF STRAWBERRY CULTIVARS IN ESTONIA

A. Libek
2002 Acta Horticulturae  
in 20052006. Winterhardiness, phenology, damage of blossoms by spring frosts and blossom weevil (Anthonomus rubi), yield, quality of fruits and hardiness of fruits to grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) and other fruit rots were investigated. The cultivars Jewel, Syriusz and Wega appeared to be prospective for cultivating in Estonia. These three cultivars had good yield and firm fruits. Pandora is of interest for being a late ripening cultivar with large fruits with relatively high vitamin C content
more » ... 40 mg/kg fresh fruits) but in case of rainy weather the quality of fruit is declining. This cultivar cannot be grown as monoculture as it has only female flowers. Being a late flowering plant Pandora escapes the spring frost damage.
doi:10.17660/actahortic.2002.567.41 fatcat:o52w43uinvf7pbvl35sdoxktd4