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Home Gardeners - Variety Description Notes

 

LOWANNA (Bred by Victoria Department of Agriculture)

A day-neutral variety and forms a medium dense, highly productive plant. Fruit is uniformly conical, red in colour, large and very glossy all season. Flesh is light red throughout. High production but fruit can be soft if the correct nutritional program is not followed. In frost-free regions, with the right care Lowanna will produce fruit almost all year round.


REDLANDS JOY
(Bred by Qld Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)

Fruit is large and one of the sweetest strawberries in Australia. Can be early and produces high yields throughout the season. Resists rain damage. Fruit are well displayed and easily harvested. This variety has excellent consumer acceptability and is always very popular for local sales.


QHI SUGARBABY
(Bred by Qld Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry & Horticulture Australia Ltd)

A mid-season variety. Fruit production commences in early June. Fruit are exceptionally attractive red, glossy, conical, L to XL sized (20g), firm and resilient, with resistance to rain damage. Flesh is bright red, of low acidity, and excellent sweet flavour. Fruit are well displayed, and easily harvested. Eating quality is exceptionally high. Sugarbaby received the highest score in the Better Berries Field Day taste tests at Redlands in July 2003. Well suited to local niche market sales.


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