Winterstar™ ‘FL 05-107’

U.S. Patent PP23,042
Strawberry Plant

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  • Fruit Size: Large
  • Yield: Approximately 1,060 g/plant from December to March in Dover, FL
  • Growth Habit: Compact, upright
  • Harvest Period:  begins mid-November with high early yields
  • Description: Winterstar™ may be the earliest strawberry variety released from the UF breeding program, with slightly earlier bearing in Florida compared to ‘Florida Radiance’ (U.S. Patent PP20,363).  It also has a more sturdy plant habit that ‘Florida Radiance’.  This cultivar has exceptionally uniform fruit in Florida production which are quite firm.  The fruit do not darken significantly in the cooler, maintaining bright color.  The fruit also have a sweet flavor due to low acids.  This genotype is moderately resistant to anthracnose fruit rot, charcoal rot, and Colletotrichum crown rot, but is susceptible to Botrytis fruit rot and Phytophthora root rot.

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    License Availability: FFSP has exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of the Winterstar™ ‘FL 05-107’ Strawberry cultivar:

    United States & Canada
    Florida Strawberry Patent Service

    Florida Strawberry Growers Association

    Ekland Marketing Company of California, Inc.

    Florida Strawberry Patent Service

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