Monterey is moderate in day-neutrality, slightly stronger flowering than Albion with a similar production pattern. It is a vigorous plant and may require slightly more space than Albion. This variety does well in organic applications.
The fruit from Monterey is slightly larger but less firm than fruits from Albion. Post-harvest traits for Monterey are similar to those for Albion. Monterey has outstanding flavor with a distinct sweet aftertaste that is unique among California cultivars.
Monterey has a good disease resistant profile, although it is susceptible to powdery mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis).