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Brambles: Organic Production
Cornell University's berry breeding program is releasing high-yielding strawberry and raspberry varieties that will be available for planting in spring 2019. The strawberry, Dickens, and a raspberry, Crimson Treasure, were developed to produce large fruits with vibrant colors that maintain peak flavor for longer than most heritage varieties. Dickens is a cold-tolerant June-bearing strawberry that consistently produces high-quality fruit. The Crimson Treasure raspberry produces large amounts of large, bright-colored fruit. The Dickens strawberry will be available from Nourse Farms, a licensee in Whately, Massachusetts. Crimson Treasure raspberry will be available from North American Plants, a licensee in McMinnville, Oregon.