Characteristics of the strawberry plant Rumba
- Early ripening variety
- Uniform, red to dark red and shiny fruit
- Good shelf life
- Robust und vigorous growth
- Strong against root diseases
- Rumba is successfully grown in tunnels
Rumba blossoms rather early; sometimes a late night frost will cause a few fl owers to freeze. The blossoming and harvest periods are similar to those of Honeoye. However, Rumba’s harvest goes on longer, making the total yield greater than that of Honeoye. Because Rumba, like Honeoye, is a somewhat darker coloured strawberry, its fruit must be harvested regularly and on time. Generally the fruit is quite resistant to fruit rot (Botrytis cinerea), mildew (Sphaerotheca macularis) and the effects of rain.