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Darlene


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Female
Berry color = Pink/Bronze
Year introduced = 1988
Variety protection = Patented

History

'Darlene' was released and patented by Ison's Nursery in 1988. Plant patent #7314, Sept. 4, 1990. The listed pedigree is 5-11-3 x 'Carlos'.


Comments

'Darlene' is a female variety capable of producing very large berries. Often, the berries vary quite a bit in size. Color is pinkish, similar to the 'Carlos' parent. We found the flavor and fruit quality of 'Darlene' to be pretty good. Appearance could be marginal as the fruit were often a dirty pink with brown splotches. Stem scar was usually wet, making it difficult to market. Yields were inconsistent and low, and for this reason we do not recommend this cultivar for commercial plantings.


 


 

Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Berry weight (g)

Berry diameter (mm)

Soluble solids (%)

Darlene

16.3

29

15.1

Fry

12.7

27

15.3

Supreme

17.7

31

13.9

 


Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Vine vigor

Leaf disease

Berry rot

% Full crop

Harvest period

Ripening

% Dry scar

Darlene

high

slight

Slight

40%

midseason

even

20%

Fry

medium

slight

slight

70%

midseason

even

30%

Supreme

medium

slight

none

90%

midseason

uneven

60%