‘Sweet Charlie’

U.S. Patent PP8,729
Strawberry Plant

  • Fruit Size: Large
  • Yield: Approximately 645 g/plant from December to March in Dover, FL
  • Growth Habit: Compact
  • Description: Although ‘Sweet Charlie’ is no longer an important cultivar in west central Florida because of the short shelf life of its fruit during warm weather, it can still be useful for strawberry growers in other areas of southeastern U.S who want early, flavorful fruit to sell directly to the consumer.  ‘Sweet Charlie’ often produces higher fruit yields from December through February than any other available variety.  It was also the only variety adapted to central Florida that was resistant to anthracnose fruit rot at the time of its release.  This clone was named in honor of the late Charles (Charlie) Howard, plant pathologist at the University of Florida’s Gulf Coast Research and Education Center from 1967 to 1991.


    License Availability: FFSP has exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of the ‘Sweet Charlie’ Strawberry cultivar:

    United States & Canada
    Florida Strawberry Patent Service

    Florida Strawberry Growers Association

    Ekland Marketing Company of California, Inc.

    Florida Strawberry Patent Service