Highland Agriculture Research Center, National Institute of Crop Science, Rural Development Administration1
This work characterizes ‘Yeolha’, a new strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) cultivar that was released by the Highland Agriculture Research Center, RDA, in 2013. This cultivar originated from a 2008 cross between ‘Goha’ and ‘Elsinyo’ and showed excellent ever-bearing characteristics including continuous a flowering habit under long-day and high temperature conditions. It was originally named ‘Saebong No. 5’ after examining its characteristics and productivity in summer culture from 2010 to 2013. After two regional adaptability tests in 2012, it was selected as an elite cultivar and renamed ‘Yeolha’. The general characteristics of ‘Yeolha’ include a semi-spreading plant type, elliptic leaves, and strong vigor in growth. Its fruit is conical and red. The soluble solids content of ‘Yeolha’ is 8.6%, which is 0.6% higher than that of ‘Flamenco’, but fruit hardness is lower than that of ‘Flamenco’. The average fruit weight of ‘Yeolha’ is about 12.1 g and the marketable yield is 28,133 kg·ha-1, which is 117% higher than that of ‘Flamenco’. ‘Yeolha’ is resistant against Fusarium wilt. In addition, ‘Yeolha’ is suitable for four-season cultivation as a high harvesting cultivar because it shows continuous flowering under long-day and high temperature conditions.
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