Twist (FE2015) an early june bearing selection. This selection is furthermore characterized by a good yield, while maintaining a large fruit size throughout the season. The bright red berries are firm and have an excellent taste. The plant habit is vigorous and has a strong root system
Twist has an open plant habit with uprigh tleaves. The plant is more vigorous than Flair, but less vegetative than Allegro and Clery. The long flower trusses, which branch out early, consist of six to seven flowers. The crown can be elongated, therefore extra attention should be paid to the correct planting depth. Twist has a higher water requirement than other early varieties.
Harvest window and yield
The fruit production starts around two days after Flair slightly earlier than Clery. The total yield of Twist is comparable to that of Clery, but its fruit size is significantly higher throughout the harvest period. Compared with Flair, both the fruit size and total yield is higher. Aside from the large fruit size, also the clearly visible trusses result in a high picking efficiency.
Twist produces uniform, long conical fruits with an upright calyx. The attractive berries are firm, bright red, glossy and maintain their quality during storage. The first fruits can be slightly grooved. However, the subsequent fruits are beautifully shaped with an excellent presentation in the punnet. The fruits of Twist show high Brix-levels throughout the season. Twist performs very well in shelf-life tests, both colour and gloss are maintained well. Therefore, Twist is well suited for both the direct sales as well as longer supply chain channels.
Resistance to pests and diseases
Results from disease trials shows high resistance to Phytophtora cactorum. However, Twist can be lightly susceptible to Verticiliium dahliae. Nevertheless, it is recommended to plant Twist in well drained soils. Twist is slighthly suceptible to powdery mildew on the leaves and fruit.