• Season: Ever-bearing
  • Main characteristic/s: Good disease resistance, High % class 1
  • Breeder: NIAB EMR, UK
Characteristics of Finesse
  • Good disease resistance to Verticillium wilt & Crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum)
  • High % Class 1 yield
  • Exceptional fruit quality for an everbearing strawberry
  • Good flavour with juicy texture
  • Good shelf life
  • A robust plant that produces a reliably consistent yield of good quality fruit suitable for a range of growing systems & market outlets
Cropping Season
Finesse is an ever-bearing strawberry

Fruit Quality
Attractive, uniformly heart shaped glossy berries with recessed seeds, waxy skin and a good fresh-looking calyx. The bright red/orange colour of the berries is retained well post-harvest. Skin strength and shelf life are both good. The flavour has a good balance of sweetness and acidity and the berries are juicy with a smooth June-bearer texture. good sweetness with a delightfully juicy June-bearer texture’

Fruit Yield
Finesse has consistently produced yields slightly higher than Everest in trials, with up to 1.37kg/plant Class 1 being recorded.

Plant Characteristics
Finesse is a leafy, lush, vigorous plant with a spreading habit. Fruit is produced on long trusses resulting in a good fruit display and quick, easy harvest. Very few runners are produced during the fruiting season.

Disease Resistance
Finesse is particularly noted for its resistance to Verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and crown rot (Phytophthora cactorum) as displayed in both EMR and commercial grower trials. Plants are also moderately resistant to powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis). As a result Finesse can be successfully grown in both substrate and soil systems.

Plant Supply
Finesse is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No. 34833). The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Finesse 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). Finesse is available from the following licensed propagators:

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Trial Results