Palmeritas® Brand (A13 29 Variety)

Palmeritas® Brand
(A13
29 Variety)

Attributes

  • Good flavor throughout the entire season
  • Superior shelf-life and transportability
  • Firm, juicy berries with a smooth texture
  • Uniform, conical shape after January
  • Bright medium red and glossy
  • Medium to large, marketable fruit
  • Highly productive with early fruit onset
  • Easy to harvest
  • Excellent disease resistance

 

 

Fruit Characteristics

The Palmeritas® brand A13 29 strawberry variety is a short-day cultivar originating from the Masiá Ciscar S.A. variety development program in Spain.  Fruit of the A13 29 strawberry variety has consistently good flavor throughout the season. The variety offers superior shelf life and is excellently suited for long distance shipping markets.

The A13 29 strawberry variety is marketed under the Chelsea™ Brand.

The A13 29 strawberry variety produces high yields of medium to large strawberries early in the season. In the very beginning of the production cycle, berries are characterized by a slightly elongated appearance. Starting in February, however, 90% of the fruit hold a uniform and conical shape.

Fruit of the A13 29 strawberry variety provide medium firmness with 428 points and is very juicy with a nice texture. The seeds are slightly sunken in giving the bright red strawberries a beautiful glossy look. The A13 29 strawberry variety delivers evenly good flavor with an average BRIX of 8.7 and was overall well perceived by consumer taste panels.

 

Plant Characteristics

The A13 29 is a rustic strawberry variety that multiplies very well. Allowing for high density growth, the variety achieves excellent yields. The average fruit production per plant ranges from 950 to 1200 g. The plants have an open structure which facilitates the field management and fruit harvest.

The A13 29 strawberry variety is best transplanted between the beginning of October and until the 20th of that month to achieve optimal results. Growers can harvest the first fruit 90 days after plant establishment.

 

Disease Resistance

The A13 29 strawberry variety offers excellent disease resistance against Phytophthora cactorum and powdery mildew and has shown good tolerance of aphids.

 

*Characteristics may vary depending on weather conditions, day length, soil type and location.

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