Strawberries (Fragaria) with pink flowers or fruits look very attractive. With proper care, it gives a good harvest, and after the bushes can be used as siderates, digging them along with the beds.
Pink Strawberry Varieties
Strawberries with pink berries are rare.. Its most popular varieties are presented in the table.
|Grade name||general characteristics||Qualities of berries||Growing Features|
|Galya Chiv||Harvest grade||Berries are pale pink or pink, large, with a dessert flavor||Not susceptible to disease|
|Pink Dream (Pink somnium)||Repairing, ultra-precocious||The berries are bright pink, sweet||Fruiting is long. Standard agricultural technology|
|Avis delectare||Repairing reliable grade||Dense, tasty berries||Grade of neutral daylight hours|
|Pink Princesses||Hybrid of strawberries and strawberries||Pink berries||Standard agricultural technology|
|Pineapple (Pineapple), or Victoria||Large-fruited and large-flowered variety||The fruits are large, the taste is excellent||Low maintenance|
|Lizonka (Lizonka)||Hybrid, has a decorative appearance||The berries are medium, sweet||Blooms in mid-summer, bears fruit until frost|
|Fruits all summer. No extra care required|
Strawberry Varieties with Pink Flowers
These varieties of strawberries are appreciated for their original appearance. Of course, first of all they are bred for berries, and beautiful flowers are a great bonus: the bushes become a real decoration of the site. There are not many varieties of pink-flowered strawberries. Consider the most popular among them.
How to plant strawberries
|Grade name||general characteristics||Qualities of berries and flowers||Growing Features|
|Pink Miracle (Pink Spiritus)||Early ripe high-yielding hybrid||Berries of excellent taste. Decorative flowers||Excellent resistance to disease and frost|
|Pink Flamingos||Dear variety. Often used for decorative purposes.||Berries up to 2 cm long, sweet and sour. Large flowers||Requires tying peduncles|
|Novel||Variety with continuous fruiting and flowering||Large berries and flowers||The ability to bear fruit does not depend on climatic conditions and daylight hours.|
|Large fruits||Frost resistant grade|
|Eternity (Aeternum)||Variety with good germination and continuous fruiting||Berries of medium size, fragrant, tasty||Requires regular watering, cultivating and weeding|
|Tristan||Variety with compact bushes||Medium Sweet Fruits||Disease resistant|
|Gazana||Ampel grade||Fruits are sweet and juicy, large flowers||Not demanding to care|
The use of pink strawberries in landscaping
Varieties with pink flowers are unusually beautiful, so they are often used in landscaping. Mostly strawberry varieties such as Roman F1, Tarpan F1 and Tristan F1 are chosen to decorate the garden.
Many pink-flowered hybrids have large berries that are not only tasty, but can also perform a decorative function.
Important! For the cultivation of decorative strawberries using seeds. Buy them better in special stores.
Sowing strawberry seeds for seedlings is carried out in February, and only on the surface of the soil. Seeds are not sprinkled with earth. They are lightly watered, and then cover the box with a lid. After the appearance of two full leaves (about 30 days later), the seedlings dive. In a cache-pot, on ridges, balconies and flower beds, seedlings are planted at the age of 2 months.
In the fall, decorative strawberries need to be cut, and the roots transplanted on a bed and covered with hay or sawdust. In the spring they can be taken out and planted again on a flower bed, in a cache-pot or on a balcony. Unlike standard strawberries, decorative thorough care is required.
There are different reviews about the pink-flowered and pink-fruit varieties. Gardeners regret that the fruits of such strawberries are not too large, but they are satisfied with the taste and characterize the fruits as fragrant and sweet.
Seeds germinate mostly well, seedlings are powerful. Among the shortcomings, the high cost of such strawberries is noted, as well as the need for some varieties for quality care, without which the plant slowly develops, the flowers are smaller, and there may not be a crop at all.
Strawberries: variety selection
In general, breeding pink-fruited or pink-flowered strawberries is a complex process that requires patience. But the result is worth it: this beauty will become a true decoration of your site!