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UF Research Highlights

University of Florida contributes exciting and innovative research to the plant community throughout the world. Keep up to date with what solutions are being provided for the Green Industry and Master Gardeners.

New Cultivar Releases

UF has the largest academic contingency of plant breeders in the US. Our scientists develop varieties that are more Florida-friendly, heat tolerant, and easier to grow. Recent releases include:

Selected New and Updated EDIS Documents

EDIS is the Electronic Data Information Source of UF/IFAS Extension.

HS1256 Sensation™ Brand 'Florida127' Strawberry
'Florida127' is a new strawberry cultivar released from the University of Florida in 2013, the fruit of which are eligible for marketing under the Sensation™ brand. Fruit of 'Florida127' have bright red color and do not darken significantly during hot weather or after storage. This 4-page fact sheet provides information and recommendations based on several years of testing in field plots in west-central Florida. Written by Vance M. Whitaker, Craig K. Chandler, and Natalia A. Peres, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, October 2014.

HS1241 Jalapeño and Other Hot Pepper Varieties for Florida
This 8-page fact sheet is a guide of jalapeño and other hot pepper varieties used in Florida was written by Monica Ozores-Hampton and Gene McAvoy, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, October 2014.

EP236 Homeowner Best Management Practices for the Home Lawn
This 6-page fact sheet provides easy-to-follow tips on Florida-friendly lawn maintenance. Written by Laurie E. Trenholm, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, October 2014.

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