Greetings from Southwest Michigan
As we present our newest catalog and price list
we wish to thank all of you for your past business and
welcome those who may be trying us for the first time.
We are happy to have two new varieties for trial
in 2014. The first new variety is called Flavorfest
released by the USDA Agricultural Research Service
at Beltsville, Maryland. This variety appears well suited
for the Eastern and Midwest growing regions. Fruit is
an extra large mid season berry with exceptional flavor.
Although post harvest quality is not particularly strong
it could be a great berry for u-pick and fresh market
sales. Plants are somewhat limited.
Our other new variety is from the Connecticut
Agricultural Experiment Station and is named Rubicon.
This strawberry appears to have very high tolerance
for both Black Vine Weevil and Black Root Rot. The
fruit of Rubicon is a medium sized uniform fruit that
although somewhat soft, has a gourmet quality balance
of sweetness, acidity, and aroma. Plants are somewhat
susceptible to leaf spot, and are limited to 100 plants
Everbearing varieties will be in shorter supply
this year than in last years due to a later planting date.
Please call to discuss your plant needs as we may be
working with an outside supplier.
Again we hope you have a good growing season
and thank you for allowing us to serve you.