Strawberry Field Day (April 24, 2018)

NC Strawberry Farm Information



🍓 3rd Annual Strawberry Variety and Advanced Selection Showcase 🍓 

BBQ Luncheon Sponsored by Lassen Canyon Strawberry Breeding Program 

Date:  Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Time:  10:30 am – 2 pm

Location:  Cottle Strawberry Nursery, Inc., 2488 W NC HWY 403, Faison, NC 28341


10:30 AM – Registration at Cottle Strawberry Nursery  (look for directional signs from Highway 403 to the location of the Strawberry Variety and Advanced Selection Trial)

11:00 AM – Welcome by Ron Cottle, Pres., Cottle Strawberry Nursery

11:10  AM – Recognition of Special Guests from Lassen Canyon Nursery, Cottle Strawberry Nursery, NC State, NCDA & CS, NCSA, NC Farm Bureau, Virginia Strawberry Assn., and Out-of-State Researchers, Growers and Plug Propagators – Dr. Barclay Poling, Professor Emeritus

11:20 AM – Special Tour of Variety Plots and Advanced Strawberry Selections

You can see side-by-side comparisons of the newest strawberry varieties and advanced selections from Lassen Canyon Breeding Program, NC State and Rutgers University.  You will want to pay special attention to how different varieties like Ruby June and Merced perform as BOTH plugs and cut-offs.  You will also be able to taste test promising new varieties and advanced selections from Lassen Canyon Breeding, as well as NC State.  You can also see side-by-side comparisons of the day-neutrals Albion and San Andreas from three different sources in North America, including California, Prince Edward Island, and Ontario.

12:20 PM – BBQ Luncheon Catered by McCall’s BBQ & Seafood Restaurant

1:15 PM – Raffle for Nursery Plants and an Omega Digital Thermometer

By no later than Friday, April 20th, please let Barclay Poling know if you plan on coming and how many people will be in your party, so Barclay can give McCall’s an accurate meal count.  There is NO registration fee. 

RSVP by April 20 with a text message to:  919-418-9687, or an email to