Harvest and sales
Elsanta is characterised by its long and sturdy inflorescences, fairly large flowers and its robust and wide fruits. The stamens of the first flowers tend to be somewhat weaker than those of later flowers, that often have fairly well to well-developed stamens. Elsanta’s ripening period is of an average length. When continuously cultivated, Elsanta ripens an average of two days earlier than Sonata. If grown in the field, Elsanta is usually one or two days earlier than Sonata. In a 60-day culture, the harvest is more concentrated than that of Sonata, as a result of which the fruits soon become smaller. The percentage of deformed fruits is higher than that of Sonata, especially if grown in early spring. The class I share for Sonata is also higher than that for Elsanta.