|Colour||glossy, red … dark red|
|Comments||resistant for Verticillium wilt, suitable for direct marketing and pick your own|
Daroyal® is a cross-breed (Elsanta x Parker) from Darbonne’s breeding programme. Daroyal® ripens three to five days earlier than Honeoye. Attractively shaped fruits of large to very large size characterise this variety. The fruit colour is a glossy red to dark red. Yields are good or even excellent. Every single fruit can be picked and sold (unlike Honeoye where at least 30% of the last fruits remain unpicked due to their small size and poor flavour).
The fruits are best marketed on the day they are picked, because they have a tendency to darken in the cold storage. Daroyal® is fine for selling at market stalls as well as for pick-your-own plantations.
Daroyal® is a vigorous, robust variety that does fine on plots without crop rotation. Unlike Honeoye, it is very resistant to Verticillium. Earlier cultivation with fleece material or plastic film is possible and promising (see test results). Daroyal® produces very long spadices (similar to Darselect®) and should be planted in protected sites.
Daroyal® is significantly superior to the currently favoured early-season Honeoye in terms of ripening period, taste, fruit size and plant health.
Daroyal® ist der Frühsorte Honeoye in Bezug auf Reifezeit, Geschmack, Fruchtgröße und Gesundheit (z.B. Verticillium) deutlich überlegen.