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Research & Fact Sheets - Berry Variety Testing at Highmoor Farm

HIGHMOOR FARM is UMaine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s fruit and vegetable research facility in Monmouth. Our goal is to conduct applied research for the fruit and vegetable farmers of Maine and provide educational resources for Maine agriculture to remain competitive.

At Highmoor Farm researchers routinely evaluate apple, berry, and vegetable varieties for important horticultural traits and for disease resistance. Some of the better berry varieties from recent trials are shown here.

If you would like to learn more about berry production and growing berries in Maine, visit the UMaine Cooperative Extension Highmoor Farm website, http://extension.umaine.edu/highmoor/. For more information about the college’s research farms visit the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station website umaine.edu/mafes/research-farms-gardens-greenhouses/.


Strawberries Raspberries
Allstar
From Maryland/USDA.
Mid-late season ripening. Large, rough, light red fruit with good flavor. Highly disease resistant plants.
Anne
From Maryland.
A yellow-fruited everbearing (fall fruiting) variety , which ripens in early September. Pale yellow fruit are large and very sweet.
Cabot
From Nova Scotia.
Mid-late season ripening. Very large fruit, with good color and flavor. Plants need high fertility. Susceptible to fruit rot.
Encore
From New York.
Hardy, late ripening; large attractive fruit and good yields.
Jewel
From New York.
Mid-season ripening, with high yields and excellent appearance. The standard by which others are compared.
Kilarney
From Manitoba.
Very hardy, high yielding, early ripening. Medium-sized fruit with good color and flavor.
Mesabi
From Minnesota.
Mid-season ripening. Medium-large fruit with deep red color and nicely balanced sweet/acid flavor. High yielding and very resistant to diseases.
Polana
From Poland.
An everbearing (primocane fruiting) variety that produces and early fall crop. Fruit are medium-sized, with good color and fair flavor. High yields.
Sable
From Nova Scotia.
Early ripening, with high yields and good flavor. Picks over a long time.
Prelude
From New York.
Hardy, very early ripening, medium-sized fruit with good quality.

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Image Description: Strawberries, variety Jewel

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Contact Information

Cooperative Extension at Highmoor Farm
52 U.S. Route 202
Monmouth, Maine 04259-0179
Phone: 207.933.2100
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System