Remontant strawberries in contrast to the usual yield two crops per year. But many gardeners claim that the second crop does not have time to ripen. The fact is that this type of strawberry needs to be taken more care and care, then in mid-September, the plant will definitely reward you with delicious berries of the second crop.
The main varieties of repair strawberries
There are many varieties of repair strawberries. Consider a description of its most popular varieties.
|Grade name||general characteristics||Qualities of berries||Growing Features|
|Ksima||High-yielding Dutch variety, berries ripen in July, leaves are dense, green||The taste of strawberries is harmonious, pleasant, the berries have good transportability||Does not make high demands on care, is not afraid of frost|
|Tarda||The variety is distinguished by late ripening, bushes are powerful, few mustaches||The berries are delicious, beautiful, often used to decorate baking.|
The presented variety should not be grown in one place for longer than 3 years, otherwise the variety does not present high requirements
|Zanta||Harvest early ripe variety, a distinctive feature - slightly folded leaves||The berries are medium in size, have a pleasant sheen of conical shape, sweet and juicy||Drought tolerance is good, winter hardiness is average, the plant requires a transplant every 4 years|
|"Vima Rina" (Vima Rina)||Dutch semi-spreading variety||Berries are juicy, medium in size, pleasant taste, dense||It requires good watering, otherwise the berries will be small|
|"Ali Baba" (Ali Baba)||Semi-spreading powerful bush up to 15 cm high||Fruits of conical shape, bright red, berry mass up to 5 g||Good resistance to pests, drought and frost|
Different varieties of repair strawberries have different characteristics. However, all of them do not require careful care and tolerate frosts well.
How to care for wild strawberries in the first year
For seedlings of wild strawberries, two leaflets with a peduncle are enough. It should be planted at the end of May on a lighted place with fertile soil. Bushes bloom and grow in color all July. For the second time, strawberries bloom in early August, and at the end of the month ripe, tasty spiky, quickly ripening berries appear. However, there will be fewer than in the first crop.
Remontant strawberries are very tender compared to ordinary strawberries. She has thin leaves and stems. In the first year, strawberries may not give a mustache, but in the future there will be no problems. For winter, plants are covered with spruce spruce branches, old straw or hay.
As soon as the snow melts, bright green leaves appear. A plant of a repairing type develops faster than ordinary strawberries, earlier it produces peduncles and gains color. In order for the bushes to grow well, it is recommended to loosen and feed the bed where they are located with a weak solution of mullein. After the berries ripen, the plant gives an antennae. The first sprouted mustache can be transplanted to another bed.
Strawberry Vima Rina: growing in a greenhouse
Features of caring for maintenance strawberries
Remontant strawberries grow better on a sloping hill from the south or west. On the northern slope you can land low marigolds or marigolds. On a bed with a slope, strawberries take root more quickly and overtake in the development bushes that grow on an even bed. Here the berries appear earlier, there are more of them and they are larger. However, it is necessary to take into account that the diameter of the lower base of the bed should be equal to a meter, the second tier should be 20 cm narrower, and the third - another 20 cm narrower. Small stones should be placed on a homemade slide. They help keep the soil from erosion. In addition, stones save heat, protecting strawberries from the night cold.
Another important point that should be considered when growing remontant strawberries is need to trim the mustache on time. If you do not intend to grow a whole strawberry plantation in your area, the excess mustache from the plants should be cut off, otherwise they will deplete the bushes, and the berries will grow small and tasteless. If necessary, leave the uterine material, the remaining parts ruthlessly removed. Only in this case, the plant saves forces on the cultivation of the next crop. In addition to the mustache, you will have to cut and flower stalks after harvesting. Then the strawberries will have enough power to feed the pedicels.
Strawberry Growing Tips
To grow a healthy and tasty strawberry, you should pay attention to the following recommendations:
- Water and fertilize the plant should only be under the root, so as not to burn the leaves.
- You can get rid of slugs and ants that encroach on sweet berries by sprinkling dry mustard under the leaves.
- If the strawberry rosette is wrapped in straw, the berries will always remain dry, the slugs will go away, and there will be less weeds.
- Against the larvae of the May beetle, who love strawberries, red pepper sifted through gauze helps.
- Do not plant strawberries in the area after garlic.
- Straw dusting protects against harmful insects.
- To attract bees, strawberries are watered with a weak honey solution (1 small spoon in 1 liter of water).
- Loosen strawberries with a plane cutter, at the same time saving plantings from weeds. After weeding, weeds are left on the bed, they additionally mulch the soil.
Gardeners reviews on the repair strawberry
Responses of gardeners about repair strawberries are mostly positive. Summer residents praise the beautiful appearance of the berries and their excellent taste. In this case, the plant is unpretentious and can bear fruit up to frost.
It is noted that in the first year, strawberries take root well, but the berries produce very small ones. However, if you feed it with fertilizers, the plant begins to grow faster. Another point to consider: the bed where strawberries grow should be mulched with straw. Then the weeds will stop growing, and watering can be reduced, as the soil will not constantly dry out.
How to plant strawberries
So, remontant strawberries - a plant that forms berries with a rich taste and pleasant aroma. If you provide him with even minimal care, it will certainly thank you with a good harvest. Berries from such strawberries can be obtained until the cold weather.