- Season: Mid-late season
- Main characteristic/s: Very high class 1 yields
- Breeder: NIAB-EMR, UK
Characteristics of Sasha
- Mid-late season
- Very high fruit yields
- Large berries
- Sweet and juicy
In the main-crop year the season is intermediate between Elsanta and Florence. Sasha has the advantage of a longer harvesting season than Elsanta or Sonata.
Sasha crops very heavily producing a high percentage of large berries. Well suited for 60-day production. Sasha performs very well in table-top systems when it will produce excellent yields from a relatively low planting density. In trials it has performed particularly well in glasshouse production, with high yields of large, uniform high quality berries
Susceptible to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) and powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis). It is important to keep close control of powdery mildew, which is most easily achieved in glasshouse or tunnel production.
Sasha is protected under Community EU PVR Grant No. EU29533. The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Sasha 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). Sasha is available from the following licensed propagators:
Raised bed production
Glasshouse substrate production: