Breeding the Best Strawberries


Event Date

Robert Mondavi Institute, Sensory Building, Sensory Theater, 392 Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616

Sponsored by Robert Mondavi Institute. 

If you love strawberries, you've probably eaten one from the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program without knowing it! The breeding program's legacy dates back to the 1930s, and to this day, 60% of the varieties grown in California are derived from UC Davis. You'll taste four varieties and hear how UC Davis addresses the soilborne disease Fusarium wilt and growing concerns from the industry.

The lecture will be in the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater on the UC Davis Campus. Seating is limited. Tickets are $30 per person (students: $15) and include a welcome reception with a hosted bar before the lecture and light refreshments following the program.