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Fenella, Strawberry

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Bred and selected by Dr. David Simpson at East Malling Research from a Lucy cross, Fenella is a late season selection with excellent disease and weather resistance allied to a high yield of quality fruit.

Fenella produces large berries with an average weight of 15 grams which are attractively glossy with a waxy skin and large flat calices. The berries are orange-red, with a similar firmness to Elsanta and with good shelf life. They have an excellent and distinctive sweet flavour and are mildly aromatic with a pleasant juicy texture.

Yields of Fenella have been equal to, or better than, Elsanta in the two maincrop trials to date with much higher Class I percentages. ‘60-day yields are the same as Elsanta when the same crowns are compared.’ (Adam Whitehouse, EMR 2009.
Production peaks midway between Elsanta and Florence with a season similar to Symphony. The variety produces a lush, vigorous plant with a compact, upright habit and long trusses, displaying the fruit well.

Fenella has very good resistance to Verticillium Wilt and to Crown Rot and the fruit stood up to the torrential rain of the 2007 and 2012 seasons. This unique combination of disease resistance, vigour and rain tolerance allows for the reliable production of good quality, low cost, unprotected fruit for a full range of marketing outlets.

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Fresh standard plants: £288 per thousand
Cold stored A- grade plants: £226 per thousand
Cold stored A grade plants: £288 per thousand
Cold stored A+ plants: £435 per thousand

Additional charges may apply, please see the Cold Store Charges tab for more information.

Ordering Information
How To Grow – Plant from autumn through to late spring in a sunny but sheltered spot with well manured free draining soil. Strawberry runners should be planted every 45cm (18”) in rows spaced at 75cm (30”) apart. At the time of despatch, plants will be semi dormant and may have very little foliage; this is completely normal. Please plant as soon as possible upon arrival, this will revitalise the plants and new growth will start to appear. When planting, spread out the roots and place them in the soil at a level where the crown of the plant is just above the surface. Alternatively, they can be grown in growbags (10 plants per bag), or in hanging baskets or containers.

More Information – Fresh dug strawberry plants are available from late October to December. Coldstored strawberry plants are available from January to late June. The prices listed are for quantities per thousand, if you wish to place a smaller order please get in contact with a member of the team.

Delivery – Please let us know when you are ready – we will not send plants without prior notice from you. Orders are despatched by parcel courier or pallet network depending on the size, weight and dimensions. Unfortunately, at this moment in time we are only able to deliver plants to UK based addresses, however if you would like to discuss the option of an export, please send an email to liam@rwwalpole.co.uk.

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