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A new june bearing strawberry cultivar for Eastern Central Canada and climates similar to Quebec conditions
'Harmonie' is a new June bearing
strawberry cultivar (Fragaria X ananassa Duch.) bred for Eastern Central Canada and
climates similar to Quebec conditions. 'Harmonie'
was released because of its firmness, light red glossy attractive fruit, which keeps very
well for several days, make it very suitable for shipping.
'Harmonie', tested as APF9323-3, is a progeny resulting from a cross between 'Yamaska' and 'Joliette' made in 1993 by S. Khanizadeh. 'Harmonie' has been tested at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) sub-station in L'Acadie, Quebec since 1994, and at during 1995-2002 by our partners Association des producteurs de fraises et framboises du Québec - (APFFQ) and Réseau d'Essais de Petits Fruits, CPVQ (Quebec Regional small fruit trials, Conseil des productions végétales du Québec) in Quebec. It has been also tested by other AAFC research center (Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre, Senator Hervé J. Michaud Research Farm 1045 St. Joseph Rd. Bouctouche NB).
Plants of 'Harmonie' are of medium vigor, have a flat growing habit, and produce about 5 inflorescences per crown. They can tolerate winter temperatures below -30 °C with 10cm straw mulch cover. Petioles are short with three, medium green, cupped and obtuse leaflets, with slightly acute teeth. The Terminal leaflets have a 1.25 length: 1 width ratio and the flowers are perfect.
'Harmonie' produces attractive large, light red, shiny fruit . The fruit shape is globose-conic. The flesh is orange-red almost throughout and very firm. Fresh fruit store well for up to 5 days at room temperature. . 'Harmonie' produces simlar yield to 'Kent', 'Bounty' and 'Chambly' but lower than 'Joliette', 'Jewel', 'Veestar' and 'Glooscap'. 'Harmonie' is a late season cultivar and 50% of primary fruits are ripe by July 4 same as 'Yamaska' at our substation in L'Acadie and it is moderately susceptible to leaf spot and leaf scorch. No symptoms of powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis Wallr. Ex Fr.) or grey mold (Botrytis cinerea Pers. Ex Fr.) were noted since 1999.
'Harmonie' is recommended for Eastern Central Canada, especially in areas where the climate is similar to that in the strawberry production areas of Quebec. Typically, strawberry production in Quebec occurs in areas with winter temperatures down to -30 °C and warm and humid summers with unpredictable mixture of sun and rain (drought some seasons, constant rain other seasons).
Contact the licensed nurseries or the breeder.