‘Flavorfest’, a “June-bearing” or “short-day” strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa Duch. ex Rozier) cultivar, was introduced for propagation to nurseries in Dec. 2012 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). ‘Flavorfest’ was selected for its high yield of flavorful large fruits and resistance to anthracnose fruit and crown rots (caused by Colletotrichum acutatum J.H. Simmonds). The large, bright red fruits appear distinctively plump throughout a long midseason, fruiting once a year from Maine through North Carolina. ʻFlavorfestʼ, with exceptional flavor and high yield, is recommended as an anthracnose-resistant cultivar for annual plastic-culture system and matted row production from Zones 4b–8a.
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Kentville, NS, Zone 6a, matted row, 2011 yield from 2010 planting. Mean separation with least significant difference (0.05).
Kentville, NS, Zone 6a, matted row, 2012 yield from 2011 planting. Mean separation with least significant difference (0.05).