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Well-Pict Inc., Watsonville, Calif., is trying out two new proprietary strawberry varieties in Southern California that the company hopes will be resistant to some disease problems that have cropped up there, said Jim Grabowski, merchandising manager.

The numbered varieties “show good promise,” he said, and have the same good sizing, color and taste as its other varieties.

Timing also will be similar to other berries. They come on in early February until mid-May.