Sonata

Taste
5.2 - 5.8
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Durability
6 - 6.7
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Yield
6.2 - 7.8
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Size
20 - 22
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Colour light-red … red, bright and glossy
Comments large, attractive fruit, no mishaped fruits, sensitive to Phytophthora cactorum, suitable for production under polyethylene or fleece covering
– protected variety, Head Licence: Fresh Forward International B.V. Wageningen, NL

Sonata is a crossbreed variety (El­san­ta x Polka) by Fresh Forward. It ripens about 1 – 3 days after Elsanta, producing large, firm and attractively shaped fruits. The fruit is glossy and medium-red all over, without any green tips. The flavour is excellent with good levels of sugar.
Yet another advantage over Elsanta is the consistently uni­form shape, with no crippled fruits. The plant is robust yet susceptible to Ph. Cac­torum, which must be con­sidered in your plant protection scheme. Sonata is sensitive to heat. Earlier production with plastic film or non-woven material is possible but won’t give the same effect as with e.g. Darselect®.
Later cultivation with straw is an op­­tion. Sonata is the ideal A+/waiting bed plant material for 60-day culture. These positive characteristics have made Sonata a major mid-season variety over the last few years.