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

Written By

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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