Day-neutral strawberries are a high-value fruit crop for commercial growers in Iowa. Dayneutral strawberries bear fruit in the late summer and fall providing off-season fruit that obtain high market prices. Production in a high tunnel hastens the growing season and promotes greater yield and also increased berry quality by protecting ripening fruit from wind and rain. The primary goal of this project was to evaluate differences in yield and plant growth of day-neutral strawberries grown inside a tunnel structure and in the field with no cover. A secondary objective was to evaluate fresh and post-harvest berry quality of day-neutral strawberries grown inside a tunnel structure and in the field with no cover.
Iowa State University
Portz, Dennis Nicklas; Nonnecke, Gail R.; and Fontinel, Tabitha, "Effects of Day-neutral Strawberries Grown in Tunnel Structures and Field Plots" (2012). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 33.