Totem Strawberry plant produces relatively firm, conic fruit, which has a uniform, intense medium to dark red internal and external color. Excellent for processing. Totem plants have the potential to produce high yields (5-8 tons/acre) in the Pacific Northwest. Totem is resistant to some strains of red stele, verticillium wilt, leaf spot, and powdery mildew.Released by Washington State Univ., Oregon State Univ., Univ. of Idaho, and the USDA-ARS in 1994
- Released by the Canada Dept. of Agr. Res. Station, Agassiz in 1971
- Puget Beauty x Northwest
- Tested as BC 62-65-51 and BC 18
Latin Name: Fragaria x ananassa
Site and Soil: Strawberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Strawberries are self fertile.
Bearing Age: 1st year after planting
Size at Maturity: 6-8″ in height.
Bloom Time: March – late summer
Ripening Time: June-October
Yield: 1 pint
Pests & Diseases: Strawberries are not bothered by insect pests or diseases. Use straw mulch to keep berries off of soil and to deter slugs.
USDA Zone: 3-9
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-24, H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-45