Portola is a strong day-neutral cultivar with broad adaptability. This cultivar can be used in standard winter planting systems, where it initiates fruiting slightly earlier than Albion to initiate. Due to a strong flowering response, Portola is especially well adapted to spring and summer planting systems.
Portola is a vigorous plant and may require a slightly lower plant density than Albion. The fruit for Portola is similar in size to Albion but lighter in color and somewhat shinier. Post- harvest characteristics for Portola are similar to those for Albion although it is slightly less tolerant to rain.
Fruit flavor for Portola is excellent and especially consistent throughout the fruiting season. Portola has a good disease resistance profile.