- Early variety.
- Very good pollination even with adverse weather, which translates into a very low deformation rate.
- Excellent fruit size, colour and flavour.
- Adapts very well to the weather and agricultural practices of Huelva.
Short-day variety mainly used as fresh plant at high-altitude nurseries for winter and spring crops. Ventana starts to produce at the same time as Camarosa. However, it yields more fruit at the beginning of the season, has a greater overall production and offers better fruit quality. In comparison with Camarosa, Ventana produces less fruit in May and June, i.e. less fruit for the processing industry. Ventana plants are as vigorous as Camarosa plants, but show a more upright growth habit, which facilitates harvesting tasks. Its fruit is large (slightly larger than Camarosa), firm, resistant and a lighter inner and outer colour than Camarosa's.
Ventana is tolerant to Phytophthora, Verticillium and Oidium. It is similar to Camarosa in tolerance to Sphaerotheca and common leaf spot. Being more sensitive to rainfall damage than Camarosa, its generally produces more than Camarosa during rainy periods due to its better pollination and higher yields.
The trials carried out at Irvine (California) in 2001 showed that Ventana has remarkably higher yields than Camarosa and Camino Real, being the most productive variety available in the market today as well as the earliest. Trials carried out at Palos de la Frontera (Huelva, Spain) in 2001 confirmed those results, further showing that Ventana adapts greatly to the weather and growing practices of Huelva.