|Comments||very attractive fruit, great for supermarkets, susceptible to mildew and Phytophthora|
Elegance is a midium-season cropping variety from East Malling’s breeding programme. It crops a bit later than Elsanta and has a long season. Elegance produces large, very uniform, medium-red fruits. There are almost no crippled fruits to speak of. The attractive gloss and the overall appearance of the fruits in the punnet are truly convincing. Yields are impressive with a large percentage of Class 1 fruits. Its good shelf life makes Elegance an interesting variety for supermarkets, while it has to be accepted that the flavour is unexceptional and the aroma not very pronounced. Elegance is easy to pick and suitable for 60-day production.
The plants are healthy and feature an erect habit. The fruits are well displayed on long pedicels, which gives a high picking rate.
Cultivation is fairly easy as experience has shown so far. Where diseases are concerned, we have to mention the high susceptibility to mildew.
Elegance is a promising variety for supermarkets. The berries look great in the punnet.