Netherlands: Fresh Forward launches new strawberry variety

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Netherlands: Fresh Forward launches new strawberry variety

The fruit variety licensing arm of Wageningen University has released the new strawberry variety Opera, a successor to the Elsanta cultivar. Opera II - panorama 2

In a release, licensing group Fresh Forward said Opera could be grown with high yields in a double cropping system, even during cold Western European winters.

Fresh Forward described the new strawberry as the result of "lengthy trials and intense collaboration", setting a new standard in fruit size shape while simultaneously reducing the incidence of misshapen fruits.

The company said cultivation was straightforward, thanks to a strong stalk and easy seperation of leaves and flowers.

"For years, the market has been looking for a successor to Elsanta in the double cropping system Opera is that successor," Fresh Forward CEO Christian de Jong said in a release.

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