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Strawberry Yield Data 2015

Table 1 and 2 are yield data from our research plots at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury and  at the Central Crops Research Station in Clayton, NC. We had plant loss to disease early in the season, so Albion, Camarosa, Sweet Charlie and Chandler yields are not as “robust” as we would like. We lost Radiance early in the season, so there is no data on that cultivar this year.

Table 1. Strawberry Replicated Trial (3 reps, 20 plants each, 10ft plots) at Salisbury, NC in 2015.
Total yield, marketable yield , percent marketable yield and average berry weight
Total Yield (lbs/A) Marketable Yield (lbs/A) Percentage Marketable Yield (% of total) Average berry weight (g)
NCS 10-038 28823 a 24798 a 85.947 bc 22.524 bcde
Chandler 28134 a 20843 ab 74.41 a 17.953            ghf
NCS 10-032 25865 a 21822 ab 84.347 abc 23.085 bcde
San Andreas 22549 ab 18366    bc 81.487 abc 22.992 bcde
Benecia 21283 abc 18464    bc 86.971 bc 25.532 bc
CaminoReal 19914 abcd 17600    bcd 87.921    c 24.665 bcd
Merced 19323 abcde 15088      cde 77.755 abc 22.19 bcde
NCS 10-156 16055 abcdef 13274        def 82.603 abc 18.888        efgh
Sweet Ann 15203 bcdef 12634          efg 83.078 abc 37.679 a
Albion 11980    cdefg 10223              fgh 84.515 abc 25.756 b
Festival 11484      defg 9693              fgh 84.351 abc 17.933            fgh
Sweet Charlie 11083      defg 8585              fgh 76.524 ab 14.904                h
NCS 09-011 10547      defg 8327              fgh 78.228 abc 21.224    cdefg
Camarosa 10285        efg 7960                gh 77.826 abc 20.441      defg
NCS 10-777 9647          fg 7514                  h 78.116 abc 20.384      defg
Table 2. Strawberry Replicated Trial (3 reps, 20 plants each, 10ft plots) at Clayton, NC in 2015.
Total Yield (lbs/A) Marketable Yield (lbs/A) Percentage Marketable Yield (% of total) Average berry weight (g)
NCH 10-041 28166 a 24058 a 85.164 ab 22.759    cdefg
Chandler 28134 a 24250 a 85.63 ab 20.799        efgh
Merced 27258 a 24877 a 91.445 ab 27.254 bc
Sweet Ann 27219 a 23571 a 86.895 ab 35.7 a
NCS 10-038 25171 a 23674 a 94.039 ab 24.343 bcdef
San Andreas 24742 ab 22381 ab 90.375 ab 25.154 bcde
NCS 10-032 22797 ab 18854 abc 83.147 ab 23.532 bcdef
Benecia 22426 abc 20064 ab 89.427 ab 25.168 bcd
Camio Real 20998 abc 19366 abc 92.16 ab 25.564 bcd
NCS 10-156 20992 abc 19002 abc 90.488 ab 20.722        efgh
Festival 14810 bcd 13491 bcd 91.213 ab 18.816            gh
NCS 10-777 12947    cd 10586    cd 81.95 b 21.16      defgh
Albion 10624      d 9741      d 91.804 ab 27.58 b
Sweet Charlie 9370      d 8416      d 90.064 ab 17.26              h
Camarosa 8138      d 5066      d 61.573    c 19.768          fgh

Figure 1. Pictures of NCS 10-156. An early season strawberry selection with wonderful flavor.

NCS 10-156

Figure 2. NCS 10-038. A late season, high yielding, large fruited with low cull rate.

NCS 10-038

Table 3. Qualitative scores of fruit attributes taken at one harvest at the Central Crops Research Station May 4, 2015. Scores are on a scale of 1-9, with 1 as the worst and 9 as the best in the field. Scores are average of 3 plots.

Gloss (rating; 1=dull; 9=shiny) Fruit firmness (rating; 1= mush; 9= hard) Skin (rating; 1=soft; 9=tough) External color (rating; 1= white; 9= “black”) Internal (rating; 1= white; 9=”black”) Flavor (rating; 1= poor flavor; 9= excellent intense flavor)
Camarosa 8 8 8 7 7 6
Chandler 8 6 6 7 7 6
Sweet Charlie 8 6 6 7 6 8
NCS 10-038 8 7 7 8 7 7
NCS 10-156 8 7 7 8 7 8

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Photo of Dr. Gina FernandezDr. Gina FernandezExtension Specialist (Small Fruits) (919) 513-7416 gina_fernandez@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
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