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American Pomological Society

Volume 27 Number 1 Article 6 Pages: 19-19
Year 1973 Month 1
Title: Everbearing Strawberry Cultivars in Illinois
Authors: C.C Zych and A.L. Shawkat
'Gem', 'Geneva', 'Ogallala', 'Ozark Beauty' and 'Red Rich' everbearing strawberries were established in a test plot at the Pomology Research Center at Urbana in the spring of 1971. The planting was arranged in randomized blocks with 3 replications of each cultivar in a 4-row bed type planting. Each plot consisted of 32 plants spaced 1 foot apart each way and with 3 feet between the 4-row beds, the equivalent of 32,266 plants per acre in a solid planting. The entire planting was mulched with crushed corncobs to a depth of approximately 2 inches and overhead sprinkler irrigation was used as needed throughout the growing season. Blossoms were removed until June 25 and all runners were removed at two-week intervals for the entire season.

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