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EU Application 14786


Sonata, Stwaberry

Released by Fresh Forward in Holland. Sonata is an Elsanta – Polka cross that has rapidly become the second most widely planted June bearer in the UK.

Sonata produces a very high Class I grade out of attractive, uniform, conical berries that are bright and glossy with superior flavour and texture compared to Elsanta. The variety is not susceptible to splitting but is not quite as firm as Elsanta and is more sensitive to bruising and ripens quickly in hot weather.

Overall yield is less than Elsanta but Sonata’s Class I yield is superior. The variety crops five days later than Elsanta under tunnels and two days later in the open. Sonata has good resistance to Powdery Mildew but is susceptible to Verticillium Wilt, Rhizoctonia and Crown Rot, the latter needing careful management.

Our own grown bench graded plants. Carefully selected to ensure that all plants reach a minimum of 14mm crown diameter. No large plants removed from this grade.

Certified stock

Fresh standard plants (PHPS Certified): £184 per thousand
Cold stored A grade plants (PHPS Certified): £184.50 per thousand
Cold stored A+14mm plants (PHPS Cetrified): £290.50 per thousand
Light Waiting Bed (NAKT Certified): £poa per thousand
Medium Waiting Bed (NAKT Certified): £poa per thousand

Tray Plants (PHPS Certified): £460 per thousand *

*plus cold storage charges from 1st February

Season Main
Rating N/A
Planting Distances - Intra-row spacing 40cm / 16ins
Planting Distances - Row Width 90cm / 36ins
Planting Distances - Plants per Acre 10900
Planting Distances - Plants per hectare 27800
Plant type - Fresh - Standard Grade YES
Plant type - Cold Stored - A Grade YES
Plant type - Cold Stored - A+ 14mm+ Grade YES
Waiting Bed - Light YES
Waiting Bed - Medium YES
Misted Tips YES
Tray Plants YES

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