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Fruit Varieties and Horticultural Digest
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American Pomological Society

Volume 16 Number 4 Article 8 Pages: 77-77
Year 1962 Month 7
Title: Midway and Ozark Beauty, Promising Strawberry Varieties
Authors: J. Hull and J. Janick
Midway and Ozark Beauty are two new strawberry varieties which appear promising in the Midwest.

Midway (Dixieland × Temple), released by the U.S.D.A. to growers in 1960, is a red stele-resistant June bearing variety, and an outstanding performer in Purdue variety tests. It has consistently been one of the higher yielding varieties. The large attractive fruit has prominant seeds, and is firm, with smooth texture and satisfactory quality. Berries are sligJttly rough in the early season harvests. Plants runner well to produce a wellmatted row. Midway is moderately. resistant to leaf scorch, and resistant to leaf spot.

Ozark Beauty, an everbearing strawberry variety developed in Arkansas, has appeared very promising in everbearing variety trial plantings in the Midwest. In Purdue tests in 1961, it appeared obviously superior to other everbearer varieties evaluated (Chief Bemeiji, Ogallala, Streamliner and Red Rich). The wedge-shaped fruit was firm, glossy, had good quality, red flesh and had prominent yellow achenes. The small calyx stands up on the berry. Plants produced few runners, but were more prolific than Red Rich or Streamliner. Jerome Hull, Jr. & Jules Janick, Agricultural Experiment Station, Purdue University.


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