As chemical treatments of diseases are restricted in organic farming, the choice of variety plays an essential role to prevent fruit rots in strawberry production. Verticillium dahliae, as a soil born disease, meets the biggest challenge, in conventional as well as in organic strawberry cultivation in Eastern Austria. Elsanta is the most cultivated variety in Austria, but is also known for its high susceptibility to Verticillium. This thesis is part of a field trial held by the Institute of Horticulture and Viticulture, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and aims to find new strawberry cultivars to substitute Elsanta. One of the trials was set up in the experimental garden of the institute in the North of Vienna (Jedlersdorf). 14 cultivars were tested, Elsanta was used as a reference. Specifically this thesis presents data from the second productive year and tries to sum up the performances of the cultivars over 2 years. Methods to obtain data for the performances of the varieties included the determination of yield parameters, assessment of vitality and disease infestation degrees, tastings and laboratory methods to measure the content of ascorbic acid, Brix, titrable acid and electrochemical parameters. Special attention was given to the assessment of vitality which was done via rating the health condition of the plants (healthy, very weak, weak and dead). After the second productive year Daroyal, Asia, Alba, Betty, Queen Elisa, Clery, Sugar Lia and Antea showed a significantly higher vitality than Galante. Yield was highest for Alba and significantly higher for Alba as for Figaro and Galante.In the discussion, this thesis summarizes the performances of the varieties over the two productive years 2008 and 2009. As a conclusion, Daroyal, Alba, Asia, Antea, Queen Elisa and Sugar Lia can be recommended. Galante, Elianny, Nr. 96.46.2 and Figaro cannot be recommended as alternative varieties to Elsanta in organic farming. A method for objectifying the results was developed. Only nine varieties, which showed the best results in the first productive year, were chosen for this method. The result of this method recommended Alba, Queen Elisa, Asia, Sugar Lia and Daroyal.