Elegance

  • Season: Late Season
  • Main characteristic/s: Exceptional fruit quality, excellent 60-day fruit yield
  • Breeder: NIAB EMR, UK
Characteristics of Elegance
  • Late season, fruiting typically 3-5 days after Elsanta in the UK with harvest continuing over an extended period.
  • Very attractive, glossy, bright orange/red berries with a uniform conical shape.
  • Large berry size helps to reduce picking costs
  • Good tolerance to rain is a big advantage in unprotected open field production
  • Excellent 60-day fruit yield & high main crop second year fruit yields.
  • Good shelf life, both the skin & flesh have good strength
Cropping Season
Elegance has a late cropping season similar to cultivar ‘Symphony’, fruiting typically 3-4 days later that Elsanta in the UK. The fruit is produced over an extended harvest period.

Fruit Quality
Very attractive, glossy, bright orange/red berries with uniform conical shape. Flavour is best when the fruit is fully ripe, flesh texture is fine and juicy. Berries have a waxy skin with good skin strength and holds well both on the plant and in store. Excellent shelf life. Brix levels are similar to Elsanta. Supermarkets score the berries highly for appearance and firmness.

Fruit Yield
Elegance is noted for its high 60-day fruit yields from only moderate crown diameter plants. Out yielding Elsanta in both the 60-day and main crop harvests. Fruit size is on average larger than Elsanta.

Plant & Disease Characteristics
Plants are taller and more vigorous in growth than Elsanta with a more erect plant habit. Fruit is well-displayed. Moderately resistant to Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae). Susceptible to powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis).

Plant Supply
Elegance is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No: 32670). The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Elegance without a licence is prohibited. Only Propagation Licence holders can propagate and receive propagation grade material (and not Sales or Growing-on Transformation Licence holders). Elegance is available from the following licensed propagators:

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