|Comments||very big first fruits, good presentation in punnet and basket|
An interesting variety for the high season
Asia, bred by New Fruits of Italy, ripens about 2 – 3 days after Elsanta. The uniformly shaped, attractively glossy fruits feature an excellent firmness. Their colour is a bright medium red. Yields match those of Elsanta, with a larger percentage of Class 1 fruits. Asia flowers bloom slightly under the foliage, the large fruits give a high picking rate.
The berries are very nice to look at, in the basket as well as in the punnet. This makes Asia an interesting variety for pick-your-own and direct marketing. Depending on weather conditions, wholesale marketing can also be worth a try.
The plants are vigorous and little susceptible to Verticillium.