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Strawberry lovers: Check out Purple Wonder

Purple Wonder, left, are darker than the the popular red variety Jewel, right, also developed at Cornell, and other popular strawberry varieties.

Cornell’s newest and darkest strawberry variety — Purple Wonder — will make its debut at the Philadelphia International Flower Show March 5 through an exclusive licensing agreement with seed giant W. Atlee Burpee Co.

“Purple Wonder is sweet and aromatic, with outstanding strawberry flavor,” said Courtney Weber, Cornell small fruits breeder and associate professor of horticulture. “But the color is something you won’t be able to find in any grocery store.”

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