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Strawberry

Authored by: Balaji Aglave

Handbook of Plant Disease Identification and Management

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138585478
eBook ISBN: 9780429504907
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429504907-1

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Abstract

Strawberry, Fragaria×ananassa (Weston) Duchesne ex Rozier is a small fruit, grown throughout the world. It has a peculiar red color with a unique shape and flavor. Different berry plant cultivars or cultivated varieties have been developed for different regions and climates throughout the world. The characteristics that distinguish varieties may include fruit ripening time frame, plant disease resistance, cold tolerance, and specific berry traits such as size, shape, firmness, and flavor. Strawberries are a high-value crop in the United States, which is the world’s largest producer of strawberries, accounting for nearly 1/3 of the world’s total production. Other major strawberry producing countries of the world are South Korea, Japan, Spain, Poland, and the Russian Federation.

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