(Fragaria × ananassa)
Bright red and glossy, this delicious new strawberry cultivar was named after the Stolo First Nation residing in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, where it was first developed and grown. The name translates to “people of the river.”
Bred by Mr. Chaim Kempler at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre in Agassiz, British Columbia, Stolo strawberries are a vigorous cultivar and because of their disease and pest resistance, Stolo has been used as an alternative to more commonly-grown Totem strawberries, which currently account for 26% of the strawberries planted in the Pacific Northwest.The high yields of large, firm fruits make the Stolo suitable for processing as well as for eating fresh. They’re great for jam and preserves!
Photo courtesy of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.