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Large harvest of large strawberries

A rich harvest of large strawberries

A large harvest of large strawberries is the dream of any gardener. The secret of good fruiting lies in the correct selection of seedlings and painstaking care of the bushes.
The most popular types of these aromatic berries are considered to be remontant varieties, which bear two to three harvests per season.

Varieties of the largest garden strawberries

Queen Elizabeth II. This variety of strawberry is distinguished by its large berries, the weight of which can exceed 50 grams. The fruits are quite fleshy and very juicy. To prevent the berries from becoming smaller, the bushes should be renewed annually. It bears fruit even in the first year of planting.

Temptation. A strawberry variety that produces a large harvest. The key feature of this species is its pronounced nutmeg taste. The berries are quite large, dense and juicy. The planted bushes begin to bear fruit within 15.2 months after planting.

Diamond. A hybrid variety of large strawberries, which was created by specialists from the University of California. It has excellent taste and performance, which makes it one of the most popular varieties in our country. The bushes are resistant to pests and have a strong root system.

Albion. It is distinguished by large berries and a high degree of drought resistance. The fruits are very sweet and fleshy, with a pronounced strawberry aroma. When grown in central Russia, the bushes must be protected from frost for the winter. There is no need to do this in the south of the country.

Evie 2. Very juicy and sweet strawberries that can produce a high yield in the first year after planting. The berries are round in shape and rich scarlet in color. The weight of individual fruits can reach 20 grams. The bushes tolerate drought well and are resistant to many pests.

Seedlings for a large harvest

A large strawberry harvest can only be achieved if high-quality seedlings are planted. You should not try to grow berry bushes from seeds, as this is a very long process that rarely ends with a good result.

Garden strawberry seedlings are grown in the two most effective ways:

The first method is used by nurseries using old plant propagation technology. To do this, “green cuttings” are taken from an adult bush at the end of spring or at the very beginning of summer.

The second method is used in the most modern nurseries and is called “frigo”. It is based on the propagation of plants artificially. To do this, experts use strawberry cell culture and, using hormonal effects, stimulate the growth of the root system and branches.

After the roots have reached the desired size, they are placed in a refrigerator and shortly before the onset of spring they are planted in the soil.
This propagation technology allows for high strawberry yields and makes the bushes more resistant to pests and adverse weather conditions.
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Correct fit

The success of a large strawberry harvest largely depends on the correct planting of seedlings. Remontant bushes grow best in southwestern areas, protected from the winds. Prepared seedlings are planted in the soil in late spring or early autumn.

On the prepared trapezoidal beds, the location of the bushes should be marked; they should be at a distance of 20 cm from each other. After this, you need to dig small holes and place planting material in them. The root collar of the plant should be level with the ground. The roots should be completely covered with soil, but they should not be buried very deeply, as this may lead to the death of the plant.

Before planting, it is recommended to add a small amount of fertilizer to the soil for a large strawberry harvest. It is best if it is a mixture of humus, superphosphate, potassium salt and ammonium nitrate. After completing the planting process, you can use special means to strengthen the root system.

Caring for strawberries for a large harvest

This berry crop will actively bear fruit if a number of rules are observed:
The first time after planting, the seedlings must be watered abundantly, but the soil should not be allowed to become waterlogged, as this can destroy the young bushes.

  • It is recommended to loosen the soil regularly to ensure oxygen access to the root system.
  • Garden strawberries should be frequently fed with special fertilizer and compost.
  • To protect plants from insects and other pests, it is necessary to use specialized products.
  • After harvesting the first harvest of remontant strawberries, you need to prune the bushes, being careful not to touch the growth point.
  • In mid-October, garden strawberries need to be prepared for wintering. To do this, you need to cut off all the leaves and cover the bushes with straw, dry leaves or burlap.

Strawberries - the secrets of a big harvest

It is recommended to loosen the soil after each watering and rain. This will improve root viability, which is the key to plant health. Loosening must be done extremely carefully so as not to damage the root system and young shoots of the bush.

Constant loosening of the soil can be replaced with one-time mulching. It is best to use sawdust, peat or dry grass as mulch.

Remontant varieties of strawberries require regular, abundant watering. It is especially necessary during the ripening period of berries and on hot summer days, when the air temperature exceeds 30 degrees. The soil should be constantly moist to a depth of 3 cm from the surface. However, under no circumstances should the soil be allowed to become excessively waterlogged, as this can cause root rot.

Fertilizers can be applied simultaneously with watering. This can be a special mixture purchased in a store, or a fertilizer prepared independently. Fertilizers should include the optimal amount of potassium salt and ammonium nitrate. These substances help strengthen the plant, stimulate abundant flowering and allow for a large harvest of aromatic berries.
Despite the fact that many remontant varieties of garden strawberries are quite resistant to diseases, sometimes it is still necessary to carry out pest prevention. The most effective means of pest control are special preparations for spraying and removing damaged parts of the plant.

The most intensive treatment of bushes is recommended after harvesting. In this way, the plants will be protected and this will not affect the quality of the fruit.
The correct choice of seedlings for seedlings and proper care of strawberries are the main criteria for achieving a large harvest. With proper care, remontant varieties will produce two or three abundant harvests of large berries per season. There are varieties of hybrid strawberry varieties that can bear fruit year-round if conditions are favorable. Attentive attitude to plants, timely pruning and protection from pests will extend the life of plants to 5-6 years.