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KlineKrest Certified Organic Strawberries
1067 Somer Road; Lyons, MI 48851
616.902.1587 or 989.855.2536

10 varieties of STRAWBERRIES
U-Pick Flat of 8 for $20, or
pre-picked (4 qt limit) for $3.00 quart
Strawberry Pie (Pre-order) $7

Organic Strawberry Plants Available In August ONLY.
$10 for 25-50 plants. MUST be replanted Immediately.
25 plants will plant a 30 foot row.
NOTE: ONLY plants available for resale are:
Allstar, Annapolis and Seascape.
ALL others are protected or patented varieties.
Any of those must be purchased from a distributor.

OUR 11 Certified Organic Strawberry VARIETIES plus wild:
Number in ( ) is our best yield from 100 plants.

#1 = Darselect (40)...Parker x Elsanta. From Canada. Large firm berries with excellent flavor. Excellent in size color and appearance. Productive. Zone 4-8.
#2 = Allstar (75)...Almost perfect shape. Excellent for u-pick. Not a good shipper. Widely adapted. Disease resistance. Very good for freezing. Zone 4-8
#2A = Eros (?)...Allstar x Elsanta. Improved color and firmness. Large blocky berries with good flavor. Zone 4-8.
#3 = Cabot (19)...Elsanta x K79-S & 4. Worlds largest strawberry. From Nova Scotia. Winter hardy with good disease resistance. Doesn't runner well. Berries are huge, with good color and flavor. Not for freezing. Zone 4-7
#4 = Cavendish (100)...Most productive June bearer. Annapolis x Glooscap. High yielding. Large berries, good quality. Excellent for all uses. Disease resistance. Very good for freezing. Zone 3-8
#5 = Annapolis (70)...Mimac x Raritan x Early Glo x Kent cross. Large fruit are excellent. Very good for freezing. Zone 3-8
#6 = Cavendish II (?)....High yielding. Large berries.
#7 = Honeoye cross/Brunswick (?)...New for 2012. From Nova Scotia. Good size. Excellent flavor. Good vigor and disease resistance. Zone 4-8.
#8 = Seascape (40)...Our most productive Everbearer. From California, released in 1992. Very large, sweet, hardy, heavy producer. OK for freezing. For zones 4-8.
#9 = Firecracker (30)...Very late June bearer. Medium large, highly flavored berries. Zone 6-10
10 = Record (?)...New for 2011. From Italy. Very early July bearer. Very vigorous plant. Berries are very large with excellent flavor. Good disease resistance. Zone 4-8

NOTE: Strawberry varieties discontinued because of yield, size, taste, color, disease non-resistance, other problems. (yield is from 100 plants).
NAME:..............YIELD:........COMMENTS:
Earliglow:.........5 qts...........Low yield and small size
Evangeline:.....8 qts...........Low yield. Winter freeze damage
Everest:...........35 qts.........Very bland taste. Earliest berry.
Eversweet....20 qts...Low Yield (Everbearer). Small berries.
Evie 2..............10 qts.........Low yield. Mild taste.
Ft Laramie:.No summer crop. Extensive runner production
Guardian:.........6 qts..........Low yield. Odd, overripe color
Honeoye:............................Very disease succeptible
Idea:....................................Only fair flavor
Lateglow:.........6 qts...........Low yield. Extensive leaf spot
Mesabi:............8 qts...........Low yield. Winter freeze damage
Quinalt:...............................Small berries and very soft
Sparkle:..............................Small berries and very soft
Tribute:...............................Small size and difficult to hull
Tristar:.............35 qts.........Very small size
Winona:...........6 qts...........Low yield
White Strawberry:..............Tasteless tiny berries

STRAWBERRY HARVEST & STORAGE:
Generally, the first ripe berries appear about 30 days after the first blossoms open (IF not killed with late frosts). Fruits are usually harvested every other day. Pick berries early in the morning when it is cool, leaving the hulls attached. Keep the harvested fruit in a cool place until utilized. DO NOT leave picked fruit in the sun. Strawberries must be picked and handled very carefully. The fruit must be firm, well colored, and free from rot. When harvested at the right time and handled properly, strawberries will remain in good condition for many days. Most California or Florida grown strawberries found in supermarkets were picked three-quarters ripe to withstand the time and distance traveled. The color of these berries is a full red, but the taste is disappointing. Small-scale growers who pick berries ripe can easily compete with supermarket berries by offering a tastier fresher berry to local consumers. Proper post-harvest handling of strawberries is essential. Cooling the berries as soon as possible will remove field heat and increase shelf life. Harvesting early in the day while temperatures are cool and then pre-cooling the fruit before selling will extend the shelf life significantly. The more the delay between harvesting and cooling exceeds one hour, the greater the losses due to deterioration. Water loss from the strawberries can be a problem, so it's critical to maintain high humidity. Avoid wetting the fruit, which can cause decay problems. Avoid transporting of or leaving berries (or any produce) in a hot vehicle. Strawberries should be eaten or processed soon after harvest for best quality. Berries can be refrigerated for one or possibly two days before using. Avoid cooling for extended periods of time in a frost-free cooler or refrigerator, as the moisture is removed. Avoid washing the fruit until just before it is to be frozen or used, to prevent softening and decay.

NOTES:
1 quart of strawberries weighs about 1.5 pounds.
2 quarts yeilds about 4 cups of crushed strawberries.
2 quarts of strawberries makes about 4 half pints of jam.
8 quarts of fresh strawberries will yield about 12 pints of frozen sliced berries.

 
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