Strawberry Variety Testing at Highmoor Farm

Lydia picks strawberries

Highmoor Farm is UMaine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s fruit and vegetable research facility in Monmouth. Our goal is to conduct applied research for the fruit and vegetable farmers of Maine and provide educational resources for Maine agriculture to remain competitive.

At Highmoor Farm researchers routinely evaluate apple, berry, and vegetable varieties for important horticultural traits and for disease resistance. Some of the better pumpkin varieties are shown here.

If you would like to learn more about strawberry production and growing strawberries in Maine, visit the UMaine Cooperative Extension Highmoor Farm website. For more information about the college’s research farms visit the Research & Service Facilities page of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station website.

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Strawberry Variety Strawberry Description
Wendy StrawberriesWendy
From Nova Scotia.
Early ripening, with high yields and good fruit quality. Disease resistant plant. Picks over a long time.
Flavorfest strawberriesFlavorfest
New from USDA/Maryland.
Early-midseason ripening. Large, attractive fruit with very good flavor. Disease-resistant plants.
Jewel StrawberriesJewel
From New York.
Mid-season ripening, with high yields and excellent appearance. The standard by which others are compared.
Allstar strawberriesAllstar From Maryland/USDA.
Mid-late season ripening. Large, rough, light red fruit with good flavor. Highly disease resistant plants.
Mesabi strawberriesMesabi From Minnesota.
Midseason ripening. Medium-large fruit with deep red color and nicely balanced sweet/acid flavor. High yielding and very resistant to diseases.
Cabot strawberriesCabot From Nova Scotia.
Mid-late season ripening. Very large fruit, with good color and flavor.
Plants need high fertility. Susceptible to fruit rot.
Cavendish strawberriesCavendish From Nova Scotia.
Midseason ripening, high yields. Medium sized fruit with excellent flavor, may ripen unevenly. Disease resistant plants.
Valley Sunset strawberriesValley Sunset From Nova Scotia.
Very late ripening. Large, very good quality fruit. For extending the harvest season.

Everbearing or Day Neutral Types: Bear Crops Late Summer-Fall and Early Spring
Strawberry Variety Strawberry Description
Seascape strawberriesSeascape From California.
Harvest mid-late August till frost. Medium sized fruit, firm, good quality. Needs high soil fertility.
Albion strawberriesAlbion From California.
Harvest late August-frost. Large, very firm fruit, sweet. Too late for more northern sites. Needs high soil fertility.

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