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A june bearing strawberry cultivar for fresh market or pick your own developed through collaboration between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada & McGill University
'Joliette' is a short day June bearing strawberry cultivar (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) released through collaboration of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and McGill University.
'Joliette' has high yields of large, moderately firm fruit and it is resistant to leaf spot (Mycosphaerella fragariae Tul.) and to six North American eastern (NAE) races of red stele (Phytophthora fragariae Hickman).
We recommend 'Joliette' for fresh market and pick your own. The name 'Joliette' refers to a town located on the l'Assumption river in southern Quebec. It is one of the major strawberry growing areas, renowned for its sandy soils, perfectly suited for irrigated production of nursery plants and fruit.
'Joliette' was tested as SJ89288-2, progeny of a cross made in 1989 by S. Khanizadeh between 'Jewel' and SJ85189. 'Joliette' has been tested extensively at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, L'Acadie, Québec since 1989. L'Acadie is located 35 km southeast of Montreal Island, Quebec, (lat. 45° N & 46 m elevation). 'Joliette' has also been tested at McGill University, Ste Anne de Bellevue 1993-1994, at Ministère de l'Agriculture des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ), Sainte Foy, Quebec 1992-1994 and at Lavaltrie, Quebec 1991-1993. Ste Anne de Bellevue is located at the far west of Montreal Island, Quebec, (lat. 45° N & 27 m elevation) close to St. Louis Lake with a sandy clay soil, moderate drainage, and good snow cover.
'Joliette' plants are vigorous, medium in size, with 5 to 7 inflorescences per plant and can tolerate winter temperatures <-25C (with 10 cm straw mulch cover). Petioles are long with three leaflets that are flat, medium size, dark green, obovate with ~ 21 sharp serrations. Plants do not have a dense appearance. Inflorescences are held erect during flowering, becoming semi-erect as the fruit mature and generally have 10 to 15 flowers. About 2 kg of fruit of each cultivar was campared at each harvest and used to evaluate appearance, texture and flavor attributes as described previously (Khanizadeh, 1994; Khanizadeh et al. 1994). Specific measuring systems were used for each attribute. Neck size and calyx form were evaluated using the ranking method. Skin and flesh color, flavor, and firmness were evaluated by us using the line scale technique (Khanizadeh et al. 1994). Fruit shape was evaluated using a classification method (Khanizadeh, 1994; Meilgaard et al. 1990). Data collected for all harvests were combined for analysis of variance (ANOVA). Rank and line scaled data were transformed using an arcsin square root percent transformation to make the means and variances independent before ANOVA (Steel and Torrie, 1980). The ANOVAs were done using the General Linear Model Procedure (GLM) of SAS (SAS, 1988). Least significant difference (LSD) was used for mean separation between the cultivars. Fruit shape changed from globose-conic, similar to 'Kent', to short wedge, similar to 'Bounty', during the harvest. The calyces are moderately reflexed (Table 1). Fruit are large with a very small white, raised neck. Skin is very glossy red at maturity, and the flesh is light red throughout. Fruit flavor is similar to that of 'Glooscap', 'Oka' and 'Sparkle'. Fruit are moderately firm, similar to 'Kent', and can be decapped easily, like 'Chambly'. The fruit keep their integrity after thawing and percent juice lost is similar to that of the other cultivars tested. Plants of 'Joliette' tolerate the herbicide terbacil.
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Frukt & Bär Viola -Frukt & Bär - September 2005 (PDF)