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'Ovation' strawberry : a publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science

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'Ovation' strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa), derived from the cross 'Lateglow' × 'Etna', is a June-bearing cultivar introduced for propagation to nurseries in January 2003 by the USDA-ARS. 'Ovation' was selected for its exceptionally late fruiting season; outstanding plant vigour and ease of propagation; attractive, symmetrical, large, firm fruits with good colour and flavour; resistance to red stele root rot disease (Phytophthora fragariae var. fragariae); and moderate resistance to anthracnose fruit and crown rots (Colletotrichum acutatum). In most years, in the plasticulture production system in Maryland, USA, 'Ovation' was among the top-yielding selections and cultivars, yielding as well as 'Allstar'. 'Ovation' fruit size and quality remained high. Evaluation in other regions indicated that exceptionally late fruiting season and good quality fruits make 'Ovation' a good season extender even in locations and production systems where yield is just average. 'Ovation' is suggested for trial in the mid-Atlantic USA, adjacent regions, and parts of the midwestern USA as a high-quality, large-fruited cultivar to extend strawberry production into July. 'Ovation' was named, not only because the cultivar marks the end of strawberry production season in these regions, but also to honor the long and productive career of the late Gene Galletta.
Lewers, K.S. , Enns, J.M. , Wang, S.Y. , Maas, J.L. , Galletta, G.J. , Hokanson, S.C. , Clark, J.R. , Demchak, K. , Funt, R.C. , Garrison, S.A.
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HortScience 2004 Dec., v. 39, no. 7
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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