Very early variety, harvest starting 2 days before Alba in Northern Italy.
Very large fruit, very attractive, glossy orange-red in colour, uniform long conical shaped. Long shelf-life. Fruit is well displayed and easy to pick.
Plant Characteristics :
Plants are vigorous and a slightly wider spacing combined with less nitrogen in the feed mixture is recommended, especially when planted on sterilized land or under protection. In trials in Italy, Anitabis has shown a tendency for repeat flowering when cold stored plants are grown under polythene tunnels, but this is more apparent with fresh/potted plants and in the south of the country.
Anitabis is tolerant to most common root diseases and grows well in non-sterilized soil. Moderately tolerant to mildew (Oidium fragariae) and has a low susceptibility to Colletotrichum acutatum.
Easy to pick, high productivity, very attractive fruit, very large fruit size until the end of picking.
Use of the Variety
Anitabis grows well in a wide range of growing conditions and is suitable for production using cold stored, fresh and plug plants.