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Elsanta, Strawberry

Elsanta is still the UK’s most important variety thirty-one years after its initial release by the Dutch breeders. Superb fruit quality and excellent shelf life make this the supermarkets’ favourite.

Susceptibility to fruit splitting and malformation, a compact picking season and poor disease resistance, particularly to Verticillium Wilt and other soil-borne diseases, limit the profitability of this variety in many situations.

The medium to large, firm, orange-red fruit are the variety’s greatest asset. Susceptibility to Two Spotted Mite and Powdery mildew also test the grower’s competence. Fresh dug plants are available from mid-September through to mid-April. Bench graded cold-stored plants are offered from January until end June.

The traditional A+ grade that offers good 60-day potential at a realistic price. Carefully selected to ensure that all plants reach a minimum of 15mm crown diameter. No large plants are removed from this grade.

Certified stock


Fresh standard plants (PHPS Certified): £168 per thousand
Cold stored A grade plants (PHPS Certified): £174.50 per thousand
Cold stored 15mm+ plants (PHPS Certified): £274.50 per thousand

Medium Waiting Bed: £poa per thousand
Heavy Waiting Bed: £poa per thousand

Season Main
Rating N/A
Planting Distances - Intra-row spacing 35cm / 14ins
Planting Distances - Row Width 1.5m / 60ins
Planting Distances - Plants per Acre 15000
Planting Distances - Plants per hectare 38100
Plant type - Fresh - Standard Grade YES
Plant type - Cold Stored - A Grade YES
Plant type - Cold Stored - A+ 15mm+ Grade YES
Waiting Bed - Medium YES
Waiting Bed - Heavy YES
Misted Tips YES
Tray Plants YES

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