BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids

BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids

During our trip to Benguet, March 16-18, 2017, we met the gentleman who is considered the most knowledgeable in strawberry breeding at the Benguet State University. He is Dr. Danilo P. Padua, formerly dean of the BSU College of Agriculture, now a full-time professor.

BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids
DR. DANILO P. PADUA, foremost strawberry plant breeder at BSU.

He is very proud of four new hybrid strawberry that he developed which have been submitted to the National Seed Industry Council for accreditation.

BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids
Organically grown strawberry at BSU.

BSU SWEET – His No.1 hybrid has a proposed name of BSU Sweet, a cross of Fern and Strawberry Festival. It has a very high potential yield of 25.3 tons per hectare. The fruit is big, juicy, sweet, deep red, with shape that is either normally long conic or necked. It has compact crown and thick foliage. It has prolific flowering and runnering ability. This means, more plantlets can be produced from its runners.The plantlets produced can be sold to other planters.The new hybrid is moderately resistant to mites and thrips, the two most important pests of strawberry.

BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids
Cus Kilakil posing with strawberry plants at the Urban Agriculture Organic Farm at BSU.

CORDIDA -This is his second hybrid, a cross of Toyonoka x (Fern x Toyonoka). It is also high-yielding with a potential yield of 24.8 tons per hectare. Moderately resistant to mites and thrips. Sweet, big fruit shaped conic to long conic. Fruits have good shipping quality. It has profuse flowering, early maturity. Good runnering ability.

BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids
Close up of strawberry grown organically at BSU.

BSU PIERRE – This is a cross of Toyonoka x Rosa Linda.The fruits are dull red colored, irregular shaped and very sweet. The leaves are relatively broader and thinner than other varieties but they are good for making tea fusion. It is early flowering. Has potential yhield of 18 tons per hectare. Moderately resistant to mites and thrips.

AGSAPA – This is a cross of Selva xToyonoka. Sweet, medium to big-size fruits that are heart-shaped.Suitable for organic production, good for strawberry tea fusion. It is non-photoperiodic so it can be grown any time of the year. Potential yield is 18.7 tons per hectare.

BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids
Weng Bienes checking organically grown strawberry at the Lily of the Valley Organic Farms of Jefferson and Elisa Laruan.
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2 thoughts on “BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids

  1. How much po per seedling? How many seedlings do u recommend per half a hectare? Is it suitable here in pampanga? How may days maturity

    1. Sorry, it is only Dr. Danilo Padua of the Benguet State University that can answer your questions. Unfortunately, we don’t have his contact number.

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