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Learn more about our acclaimed breeding program

The UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program has been a huge success for California. We have an unwavering commitment to continue the public breeding program today and into the future.

During six decades, the program has developed more than 30 patented varieties, made strawberries a year-round crop in California, and boosted strawberry yield from just six tons per acre in the 1950s to 30 tons per acre today.

Thanks to the UC Davis program, California growers pay lower rates than others for our strawberries and get access to new varieties before growers elsewhere. Fees from licensing strawberry varieties go back to the program to support the research and innovation on which the industry relies.

For more details on the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program please read our frequently asked questions.

Last updated Nov. 13, 2014