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Have been growing Sonata for 3 seasons, and it is an impressive variety! Healthy vigorous plants, huge sweet (with a mild acidity) berries, are not aromatic until you bite one, then you are surprised by it's flavor and aroma! This way they do not attract snails and slugs. Berries are really sweet. Can be picked even with green "noses", and ripe in a day or two in a box. The crowns produce a lot of runners, unlike Polka, one of it's parents. The runners can be a nuisance in a moist climate. Sonata does not like prolonged drought, some crowns died after that, or caught some disease (red stele most likely).Artiom
Strawberry mites like this variety, which can lead to stunted plants and small ugly berries.