Benicia Isn't Just a Historic City, It's a Strawberry

New variety was introduced last year and is getting a test this growing season.

Benicia has a lot of cool things.  There is the , the , the , all those neat old  buildings in the Arsenal and lots of  really pretty houses. 

Add to that list a strawberry.  Benicia is a new strawberry cultivar developed at U.C. Davis. While this new variety is not as popular as Albion, Produce News Daily reports Benicia is being tested by more growers this year.

Why name a strawberry after Benicia?  “We normally name our cultivars after cities with historical significance,” said Dr. Doug Shaw, a professor in the College of Biological Sciences at U.C. Davis and one of the people responsible for developing the Benicia cultivar.

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Mary Frances Poh March 15, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Where can you get this cultivar? Is it everbearing or what? We need more information.
Alex Gronke March 15, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Looks like it's not for sale yet. http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/strawberry/pc
Amanda Pangelina March 18, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Very cool


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