The versatility of strawberries!
Types and varieties of strawberries.
Before planting strawberries in your backyard, you need to choose a variety that will grow well and produce a rich harvest.
In this article, today I will try to make out what types and varieties of strawberries exist.
Remontant. A type of strawberry that can bear fruit more than once a year, mostly twice, sometimes three. The first berries can be picked in June, the last in October. The berries are large and delicious. This look needs to be updated every year.
Early... A species capable of bearing already
e in mid-May. It can grow with a lack of light and heat. Capable of self-pollination. The berries are juicy and tasty. Fruiting for about three to four weeks.
Small-fruited... The fruits are small, similar in shape to strawberries. This strawberry does not have a mustache. It reproduces by seeds. It can bear fruit constantly, up to frost.
Large-fruited. From the name it is clear that the fruits of this species are very large. They can sometimes weigh up to 100 grams. Demanding for light. Berries will not be given in the shade.
Elsanta. Berries are broadly shaped, dark red. The taste is sweet, with a slight sourness. Berries can reach a weight of 30-40 grams. Possesses good productivity. Loves warmth and water. Lack of light and water leads to a decrease in yield. Can be grown in the central zone of Russia. In other areas, it is better in greenhouses. Resistant to some diseases. Can get mealy race.
Alba. The berries are conical, red on the outside and orange on the inside. Taste with a slight sourness. The weight of the berries is about 30 grams. Average yield up to 1 kg. from the bush. Frost resistant. Unpretentious. Pest resistant
Marshmallow. The berries are round, red with a slight sheen, sweet. Berries weight from 25-35 grams. To preserve the taste and quality of the variety, it is better to propagate vegetatively. The properties are lost through the seeds. Can be grown in the northern regions of Russia. Transfers frost.
Kimberly... The berries are conical, red, with a white tip. The taste is sweet, reminiscent of the taste of caramel. The weight of the berries can be up to 50 grams. Resistant to cold and fungal diseases. Drought intolerant. Insects love her.
Alexandri... The berries are cone-shaped, small, red. Sweet and juicy. The weight of the berries is only 7-10 grams. Undemanding in care. Although it tolerates low temperatures well, it can produce very small and sour berries.
Forest fairy tale. The berries are reddish, firm, small. The taste is almost the same as the strawberries in the forest. The berries weigh a little, only 5-7 grams. Dislikes drought. the fruits immediately become small. Cold hardiness is average, so it is better not to grow in cold regions.
Ruyana... The berries are not large, scarlet, dense. Tastes like wild strawberries. The weight of the berries is 10-15 grams. Gives a consistently high yield. Disease resistant. It tolerates low temperatures well. Drought-resistant. Ali Baba. The fruits are small. The color is bright red. The weight of the berries is small, up to 5 grams. It tolerates drought and light frosts well.
Gigantella. From the name alone, you can understand that the berries are large, can reach up to 100 grams. The berries are burgundy, firm. Sweet, juicy. Can be collected up to 3 kg. berries from one bush. Frost resistant. Low disease resistance. Many insects love her.
Honey. The berries are cone-shaped, red. The weight of the berries is 60-80 grams. The taste is slightly sour. The berries ripen all together, at the same time, within two weeks. Poorly tolerates excess or lack of moisture. Resistant to pests. Frost resistant.
Maxim... It has large bushes, reaching 50 cm in height and up to 80 cm in width. Berries are irregular, juicy, bright red. Berries weight 50-70 grams. Loves well-lit places. Does not tolerate frost and drought.