- Released by the University of Minnesota and the USDA-ARS in 2000
- US Plant Patent #11116
- Glooscap x MNUS 99
- Tested and patented as MNUS 248
Mesabi™ strawberry plants should be a mid-season winner for growers in northern areas, as it rarely shows winter damage in Minnesota, where it was developed. Mesabi™ produces large, firm berries that are red all the way through with excellent flavor. Plants are very winter hardy and show excellent disease and red stele root rot resistance.