Tenira is a Dutch variety that was bred by the Instituut voor de Veredeling van Tuinbouwgewassen (Institute for Horticultural Plant Breeding) in Wageningen in 1965. It is a cross of Redgauntlet and Gorella that was introduced in 1973. It has been protected by plant breeders’ rights since 1974.


Tenira forms a fairly closed crop with large strawberries. The plant itself is not all that big.


Tenira flowers mid-season, usually with well-developed stamens, though those of the first flowers are often of moderate quality.


Tenira is very productive.


Tenira is a mid-season to late variety that produces large, regularly shaped conical berries of a deep red colour with yellow seeds. The first Tenira fruits may be slightly misshapen. Tenira is not very vulnerable, so it is a fairly strong strawberry, characterised by red flesh and a good flavour and aroma. The fruits keep well.

Diseases and damage

Tenira is susceptible to the following diseases:

  • fairly susceptible to root rot (Phytium ultimum)
  • reasonable resistance to vericillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae)
  • reasonable resistance to root rot (Phytophthora cactorum)
  • reasonable resistance to botrytis (Botrytis cinerea)
  • very susceptible to Alternaria
  • susceptible to red spider
  • favoured by strawberry blossom weevils