Vibrant

  • Season: Early season
  • Main characteristic/s: Exceptionally high % Class 1
  • Breeder: NIAB EMR, UK
Characteristics of Vibrant
  • Early season, cropping one-week before Elsanta
  • Large berry size
  • Exceptionally high % Class 1
  • Sweet, juicy flavour
  • Double-crop produced
  • Well suited to 60-day production
Cropping Season
Vibrant crops one-week earlier than Elsanta.

Fruit Quality
Berries are glossy with very good shape and large size. Skin colour is slightly darker than Elsanta. Good flavour. Mean brix readings slightly lower than Elsanta, although shelf life similar.

Fruit Yield
Yields have been good in both 60-day and main crop production. Double cropping in the main crop year is also a possibility if July temperatures are relatively low. Good fruit size. For the maincrop season, tunnels are recommended to take advantage of the early season.

Plant Characteristics
Plants have an upright habit with moderate vigour. Nutrition should ensure adequate leaf is produced to sustain the high fruit yields and sugar levels that the variety is capable of producing. Flowers are held above the foliage on very long peduncles. At fruiting the long trusses give a good fruit display, which coupled with the large berry size allows for a quick & easy harvest.

Disease Resistance
Vibrant shows moderate resistance to powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis). A susceptibility to wilt (Verticillium dahliae) makes it best suited to substrate production systems or low wilt soil production.

Plant Supply
Vibrant is protected under Community (EU) Plant Variety Rights (Grant No: 37422). The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Vibrant 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). Vibrant is available from the following licensed propagators:

Propagation Licence Holders

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  • Veselin Dzhokov
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  • +359 893 796 007
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Trial Results
Substrate production:
Raised bed trials: