Alpine Strawberry as a Potential Niche Crop for Florida Growers and Homeowners
Examples of red and white Alpine strawberry fruit types arranged alongside a measuring tape to show sizes ranging between 1 and 1.5 cm wide and around 2 cm long
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Chambers, Alan H. 2019. “Alpine Strawberry As a Potential Niche Crop for Florida Growers and Homeowners: HS1326, 2/2019”. EDIS 2019 (1). Gainesville, FL.


Alpine strawberries (Fragaria vesca) produce edible and highly aromatic strawberries known for their excellent eating quality. The berries are fragile and not suitable for long-distance shipping, which inhibits trade on the international market but also provides an opportunity for growers catering to local markets and for homeowners interested in growing this unique and delicious strawberry. This 5-page fact sheet written by Alan Chambers and published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department describes yield and fruit quality for several varieties to guide potential growers. The results of this project are anticipated to benefit growers and homeowners looking to cultivate specialty alpine strawberries.
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Chambers, A., P. Moon, Y. Q. Fu, J. Choiseul, J. H. Bai, A. Plotto, and E. Baldwin. 2018. "Yield and Fruit Quality of Sixteen Fragaria vesca Accessions Grown in Southern Florida." Hortscience. 53: 1396-1403.

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