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Sonata, Strawberry

EU 14786
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 1 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 1 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.

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Fresh standard plants: £283 per thousand
Cold stored A- grade plants: £221 per thousand
Cold stored A grade plants: £283 per thousand
Cold stored A+ grade plants: £431 per thousand
Medium & Heavy Waiting Beds: POA

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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