Origin: Fresh Forward, Holland.
Good fruit setting and early cropping - The plants start to flower early in the season, with 5 to 6 flowers per truss. The well-developed stamens produce an abundance of pollen, ensuring an excellent fruit set and virtually no misshapen fruits.
The harvest season of Rumba starts 5 to 6 days before Sonata. Forcing outdoor grown plants can shorten the onset of the harvest season by a further 4 to 7 days.
Excellent fruit quality - Rumba strawberries are bright red and very shiny, even after a few days of storage. The
fruits are very juicy, tasty and large, with a high average fruit weight. Even late in the season the strawberries are of a good size.
Long, uniform harvests - Rumba produces uniformly over a long period of time, without the peaks observed in other early varieties, resulting in higher yields for growers. The plants are compact, but also open, and their well-developed flower stems make it easy to pick the strawberries.
Good fruit set means that little sorting is required.
Little risk of diseases - The crop is very vital, with little risk of diseases. While Honeoye is susceptible to leather rot (Phytophthora cactorum) and wilting (Verticillium dahliae),
Rumba is rarely affected by either disease. Rumba is fairly resistant to powdery mildew (Podosphaera aphanis). Like other varieties, Rumba must be treated to prevent grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) , but it is a lot less susceptible to grey mould than Clery.
The strawberry variety RUMBA is protected by the EU Plant Variety Rights which means that without a licence the propagation, preparation for propagation, offering for sale, sale, export
to the EU, import from the EU, or storing for any of the above purposes, is strictly forbidden. Infringement of this law will result in liability of damages against the offender towards the
Breeder of the based on the article 94, Council Regulation Nr 2100/1994 from 27th July 1994 on Community Plant Variety Rights (Offical Journal L 227, 01/09/1994 P. 0001-0030).