Pandora, English variety. Similar to Senga Sengana but more resistant and bears fruit later.
Fruiting time: Very late variety, usually fruits from the beginning to the end of July. In the second year even later than in the first year.
Size and shape of fruits: Large fruits, of equal size, from orange-red to dark red, of very regular shape, heart-shaped and ball-shaped.
Taste and firmness: The pulp is quite firm, red, juicy, wine-sweet, quite aromatic. Very tasty.
Productivity: Very high yield.
Resistance: It shows genetic resistance to root diseases. Resistant to frost and the verticillium infection (verticillium dahliae). Fairly resistant to grey mould (botrytis cinerea).
Purpose: Fruit suitable for dessert or processing and freezing.
Male-sterile (pollinator is another variety blooming at the same time). In the second year the plant fruits even later than in the first year. Therefore, it is possible to postpone the time when fruits are picked from the ground.
The Pandora variety was bred in NIAB EMR in Great Britain.