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35cm / 14ins
1.5m / 60ins
Elsanta is still the UK’s most important variety thirty-one years after its initial release by the Dutch breeders. Superb fruit quality and excellent shelf life make this the supermarkets’ favourite.
Susceptibility to fruit splitting and malformation, a compact picking season and poor disease resistance, particularly to Verticillium Wilt and other soil-borne diseases, limit the profitability of this variety in many situations.
The medium to large, firm, orange-red fruit are the variety’s greatest asset. Susceptibility to Two Spotted Mite and Powdery mildew also test the grower’s competence. Fresh dug plants are available from mid-September through to mid-April. Bench graded cold-stored plants are offered from January until end June.
The traditional A+ grade that offers good 60-day potential at a realistic price. Carefully selected to ensure that all plants reach a minimum of 15mm crown diameter. No large plants are removed from this grade.
Fresh standard plants (PHPS Certified): £180 per thousand
Cold stored A grade plants (FPCS Certified): £180 per thousand
Cold stored 15mm+ plants (FPCS Certified): £284 per thousand
Medium Waiting Bed (FPCS): £poa per thousand
Heavy Waiting Bed (FPCS): £poa per thousand
Plant type - Fresh - Standard Grade
Plant type - Cold Stored - A Grade
Plant type - Cold Stored - A+ Grade
Waiting Bed - Medium
Waiting Bed - Heavy