Sonata produces good quality flowers. Its flowering and harvest periods match those of Elsanta, with Sonata having a better harvest spread. Generally, the inflorescences stay just below the leaf. The fruits have good rain resistance and are not prone to splitting, but Sonata is a little more fragile in hot weather. This can be compensated for by a higher picking frequency and by harvesting whilst the fruits are still orange. The fruits will colour more for a while after they have been picked. Sonata’s yield is high, especially due to the high percentage of grade A fruits. Sonata is easy to pick and requires little sorting. Bringing the harvest time forward causes hardly any loss of yield or quality. When grown in the field, the plants must be planted at the right depth since they have a relatively short rhizome. Susceptibility to fruit rot (Botrytis) and root rot (Rhizoctonia) can be countered by good preventative treatment from the flowering period until harvesting, especially when grown in tunnels and as a continuous culture. Sonata has high magnesium, manganese and iron requirements. The variety has low susceptibility to mildew (Podosphaera aphanis).