Florida Brilliance’ (PPAF) is a new short-day strawberry cultivar released by the University of Florida and commercialized in 2018. This cultivar was originally evaluated as breeding selection FL 13.26-134. It originated from a 2013 cross between breeding selection FL 11.31-14 (female parent) and selection FL 10-153 (male parent). ‘Florida Brilliance’ has been tested over several years at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) in Wimauma, FL, at the Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA) headquarters in Dover, FL, and on several commercial farms.
‘Florida Brilliance’ is so named for its attractive fruit, which are glossy and conical in shape. The gloss of the fruit is accentuated by the position of the achenes which are recessed below the fruit surface, creating curvatures that reflect light in many directions. This cultivar maintains a very consistent shape and does not produce any elongated fruit early in the season, which is a weakness of ‘Florida Radiance’ in Florida.
Pre-order Bare-root plants (sold August through October) will typically begin shipping the 1st or 2nd week of October, and will be shipped out in the order they were received. If you are new to planting bare-root plants, we have a great Youtube video HERE.
It is recommended that you pre-order your bare-root plants on their own order. If you would like to order anything else, please place a separate order. If you do order other items on the same order, you will notice that the shipping seems very high. This is because you are being charged for shipping the pre-order plants, separately, when they come in, and the other items, asap.