Crossbreeding Between Strawberry Varieties

Strawberry crossbreeding is conducted between distant varieties, originated from different places around the world. In order to successfully crossbreed, cultivators must clearly define what qualities they wish to achieve in the new breed.

Sowing and Sprouting

Seeds created as a result of the crossbreeding process are pealed out of the fruit’s shell and undergo a special treatment aimed at accelerating sprouting. Seeds are sown in early summer.

Seedlings Cultivation

The sprouted seeds are placed in trays and then go through a hardening process to be ready for replanting in bulk during September.

Field Selection Process

Planted seedlings are put under continuous monitoring – initially as disparate plants, and then, once the most superb plants have been designated and separated from the others, in groups. The desired and sought after qualities in the strawberry cultivation process are: high yield, disease endurance, fruit quality (shape, color, taste, texture, volume, sugar level, acidity) and more.