He cultivated many new varieties including: Myatt’s Pine in 1832, Eliza named after his daughter in 1836, British Queen, described as the most famous strawberry ever raised in England and Deptford Pine in 1843.
Joseph Myatt also experimented with different hybrids of rhubarb producing cultivars of differing colour and flavour. He hoped he could convince the public to eat the stems along with his strawberries.
Joseph Myatt died in 1855, and was buried in Nunhead Cemetery.
his son James took the business to Camberwell to the site which is now Myatt’s Fields park. Joseph’s grandson Frank migrated to Australia in 1906 and started a vineyard(http://myattsfield.com.au/) still producing wine today, they hold an annual Strawberry Fair to remember where and how it all began. There is additional information on our Park History page and under the menu items under the Park History heading (under the 'Park' header on our homepage).