Strawberries

Driscoll’s alleges ‘patent infringement’ by California Berry Cultivars

Fresh berry packing/shipping giant Driscoll’s has filed a legal complaint alleging patent infringement and “conversion of Driscoll’s proprietary strawberry varieties.” California Berry Cultivars and a co-founder of the strawberry breeding company, Douglas Shaw, are subjects of... more »

California Giant Berry Farms create store-finder webpage for consumers

California Giant Berry Farms recently added a new software tool within their website helping shoppers to find California Giant brand berries at nearby stores. The new product locator widget allows shoppers to simply enter their zip code... more »

Harrell honored for commitment to Florida strawberries

For more than 40 years, Mark and Sue Harrell have been a fixture of the close-knit grower community of west Florida’s Plant City and Dover. For 25 years, that’s also meant volunteering time with the... more »

Researchers find aromatic strawberry variety grows in south Florida

University of Florida scientists have found another variety that can grow in south Florida. It’s largely unknown to American consumers, it’s temptingly tasty and it’s good for local markets, researchers say. Alan Chambers, an assistant... more »

Disease-resistant strawberries released by Well-Pict

Well-Pict of Watsonville, California, is planting two new proprietary varieties of strawberries bred for resistance against soil pathogens. Dan Crowley, vice president of sales and marketing for Well-Pict, said the two varieties are hoped to... more »

$90K for charity raised by Strawberry Picking Challenge

More than $90,000 for a migrant charity was raised by the sixth annual Strawberry Picking Challenge held Feb. 8-9 in Plant City, Florida. The annual charity event, presented by Monte Package Company, raises funds that... more »

Weather, varieties, labor keep Sundance Farms alert

Jacqueline Vazquez-Celaya believes she gravitated to the management of a 400-acre California strawberry growing operation through “dumb luck.” But her meticulous grasp of the challenges presented in her current role doesn’t match either of those... more »

California Giant’s New Year’s resolution: Sustainability

One of California's largest strawberry brands has a resolution for the New Year. California Giant Berry Farms has set a goal of becoming fully sustainable by the end of 2019. The consulting group Measure to... more »


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