Monterey is moderate in day-neutrality, slightly stronger flowering than Albion with a similar production pattern. It has a vigorous plant and may require slightly more space than Albion. the fruit from Monterey is slightly larger but less firm than for Albion. Post harvest traits for Monterey are similar to those for Albion. Monterey has outstanding flavor with a distinct sweet aftertaste that is unique among California cultivars. Monterey has a good disease resistant profile, although it is susceptible to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis); this disease will require close control by both nursey and fruit growers in order to farm this cultivar successfully. Nursery productivity for Montery is exceptional.
MONTEREY - U.C.