There are two predominant strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa Duch.) production systems throughout the world: open-field cultivation and production under protective structures (e.g., high tunnels and greenhouses). In California and Florida, strawberry is produced predominantly under open-field conditions, whereas in Japan and in parts of Europe such as Spain, The Netherlands, and Germany, the latter system is widely used. Because of the environmental differences between these two systems, there is a necessity for breeding cultivars that could be adapted to each specific situation. ‘Florida Elyana’ is the first Florida-bred cultivar designed for tunnel and greenhouse production. It is a short-day plant and produces flavorful fruit. ‘Florida Elyana’ produces larger fruit than ‘Strawberry Festival’, which is the predominant cultivar in Florida and it holds a large market share in Spain, Morocco, and Egypt.
Santos, B.M., Chandler, C.K., Olson, S.M. & Olczyk, T.W. 2008 Performance of strawberry cultivars in Florida Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 120 155 156