The CPRO-DLO strawberry breeding programme has been very successful and has resulted in the release of 24 cultivars over the past fifty years. The most important cultivars were 'Gorella' and 'Elsanta'. The development of new and better cultivars has made a significant impact on the development of the strawberry culture in Europe. This process still continues and it is likely that in the near future it will be speed up through the usage of new breeding tools such as transformation and molecular markers.
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