Volume 35 Number 1 Article 3 Pages: 9-11
Year 1981 Month 1
Title: Performance of Selected New Strawberry Cultivars in Tennessee
Authors: C.A. Mullins, T.D. Cordrey and D.W. Lockwood
Strawberry production was once a
major fruit enterprise in Tennessee.
Commercial acreage dropped from
26,000 in 1920; to 15,000 in 1956; and
to 700 in 1979 (1, 3), Several proces
sors once packed frozen strawberries
but this industry was terminated in
Fresh market shipments of
60 to 70 rail cars were said to be
shipped daily from each of the major
production centers in the 1950's, but
actual records are not available.
Production was spread throughout the
state with major centers near Dayton,
Portland, and Humbolt in East, middle, and West Tennessee, respectively.
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