Released by the USDA, Beltsville, MD breeding program, Ovation is a late midseason, disease-resistant variety.
Fruiting later than Jewel, Ovation produces fruit that is firm, glossy, large-sized, bright red to orange-red in color, with pleasant aromatics and mild flavor. The plant is vigorous, resistant to five strains of red stele and shows good tolerance to foliage diseases. USDA trials show Ovation is especially adapted to plasticulture, and is highly recommended for trial.
Best in Zones:
4 - 8