Albion strawberries, a variety created at UC Davis, grow on the Chino family farm in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., on March 7, 2013.
February 10, 2015 Strawberry farmers have dropped a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis, and the university has hired a new strawberry breeder. But the future of academic berry breeding is uncertain.
A few jars of strawberry jam bask in the light of what made them: the summer sun.
July 3, 2014 When strawberries are in season, the Food Network's Amy Thielen's thinks of jam — sun jam. She shares her grandmother's method for making preserves with little more than sugar and the summer sun.
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Trays of albion strawberries are on display at the Bob Jones Ranch fruit stand on Aug. 25, 2012 in Oxnard, Calif.
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July 2, 2014 The strawberry breeding program at the University of California, Davis, is a big money-earner. It's created a unique hybrid of the public and private breeding sector, and that's led to conflict.
A flat of Albion strawberries at the Bob Jones Ranch fruit stand near Oxnard, Calif.
July 1, 2014 The University of California, Davis is the source of most commercial strawberries. Now, the university's strawberry breeders are going into business for themselves, and farmers are worried.
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Regular consumption of blueberries, such as these found at Butler's Orchard in Maryland, may prevent heart attacks in middle-aged women.
January 14, 2013 Love berries? It seems a habit of eating them three times a week may stave off heart attacks, at least in middle-aged women, according to a new study. That's because of compounds called anthocyanins found in these brightly colored gems.
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May 17, 2012 We may romanticize that strawberries are grown down the road, but most of them come from California. And a complex web of plant cloning practices, relocation and fumigation has cropped up to keep it that way. Although scientists are exploring new options, like soil-free growing.
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