Fenella

  • Season: Mid-late cropping season
  • Main characteristic/s: Good disease resistance.
  • Breeder: NIAB EMR, UK
Characteristics of Fenella
  • Mid-late season between Elsanta and Florence
  • Good disease resistance to crown rot and Verticillium wilt
  • Rain tolerant, allows for more reliable outdoor production
  • Attractive, bright coloured berries
  • Good fruit yields in main crop production
  • Pleasantly sweet flavour
  • Suited to less intensive & Pick-Your-Own (PYO) cropping systems
Cropping Season
Fenella has a mid-late cropping season, fruiting typically between mid-season Elsanta & late-season Florence

Fruit Quality
Attractive, glossy, bright orange/red berries with uniform blunt conical shape. Good sweet flavour with juicy texture. Berries have a waxy skin with good skin strength and hold well both on the plant and in store. Brix and shelf life are similar to Elsanta.

Fruit Yield
High main crop yield potential, Good percentage of Class 1 berries. Uncovered sites also show good production levels. 60-day yields are lower than Elsanta. Fruit size is larger than Elsanta.

Plant & Disease Characteristics
Leafy, lush vigorous plant with compact, upright habit and long trusses resulting in a good fruit display and easy pick. Good resistance to Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum).

Plant Supply
Fenella is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No: 32669). The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Fenella 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). Fenella is available from the following licensed propagators:

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Trial Results
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