Feature remontant strawberries (Remontant fraga) in that it can produce several crops in one season. Its fruits can be medium and large in size, and the process of berry formation lasts from May to the end of autumn. The maximum yield of such strawberries can be harvested in the first two years. Then it is recommended to transplant the plantation.
The best varieties of repair strawberries
There are several popular varieties of repair strawberries, each of which has its own characteristics.
|Grade name||general description||Characteristics of berries||Disease and pest resistance|
|San Andreas (San Andreas Strawberry)||Received in the USA. Has 4 waves of fruiting||The fruits are large, shiny, weighing about 30 g||Excellent resistance to pests and spotting|
|Monterey||Received in California. Great yield||The berries are sweet, shaped like a cone.||Excellent resistance to disease, drought and waterlogging|
|Linosa (Linosa)||Italian variety. Average Growth||Conical berries, large, beautiful||Good resistance to powdery mildew and fungi|
|Aromas||Medium ripening variety||The fruits are red, large, juicy||Excellent spotting resistance|
|Bourbon (Belle Bourbonnaise)||French grade. Bushes are high, few mustaches||Berries are large, conical, with a pleasant taste.||Tolerates heat well|
|Queen Elizabeth II||Powerful bushes||Berries are fragrant, tasty, with a shiny surface.||Good cold and insect resistance|
|Ischia (Ischia)||Italian variety. Average Growth||The berries are large, red, elongated||High resistance to fungi, low - to spotting|
Reproduction of remontant strawberries can be carried out with a mustache or seeds. If your goal is to preserve the varietal characteristics of the plant, then it is better to choose the first method. If the strawberry forms few mustaches, then it is better to use the seed method: it is more difficult, but the bushes in this case will be as healthy and strong as possible. Reproduction by dividing the bush is also allowed.
Removable Strawberry: Care Features
Landing and care
Strawberry care is simple, but has many nuances. If agricultural technology is not observed, even the most resistant varieties can die.
Planting of repair strawberries for the Moscow Region in the spring is carried out by the nesting method, in which the mustache takes root better and is immediately ready for fruiting. When landing in open ground, you should not save space: space will come in handy for new plants. Strawberries should be planted on a site previously cleared of weeds and fed with humus and phosphorus fertilizers. A couple of weeks before sowing, manure can also be added to the soil at the rate of 10 liters per m². Heavy soil is lightened with sand.
Seedlings are planted in a permanent place in mid-May. A distance of about 70 cm is left between the plants. Before planting, a mound is formed on the beds for each seedling: on it, the roots of the strawberries are straightened and then lightly dug. At first, plants do not need fertilizing, but periodic irrigation is required.
Since repairing varieties are more susceptible to diseases than ordinary varieties, they need to be taken care of more carefully: to be watered with high quality and timely water. In water, you can add herbal infusion made from chopped nettle, wormwood and yarrow. In the heat, water the plants either in the evening or in the morning.
In order for the berry to be large, after each watering it is recommended to loosen the soil around the bushes. Care should be taken so as not to damage the roots of strawberries. If you mulch the root zone with peat or sawdust, then loosening in the future is not necessary.
After transplanting, plants require good watering and top dressing. As fertilizers, you can use an infusion of bird droppings or nitrogen at the rate of 1 liter of substance per 15 liters of water. Mullein solution can also be used: 1 liter per 10 liters of water.
Care also includes the timely removal of strawberry mustache; otherwise the plantation will quickly grow and you will not get a good harvest. To increase fruiting, in the spring, all ovaries should be removed from the bushes: the first crop will have to be missed, but the berries of the second will be much larger and tastier.
Pest and Disease Control
Removable strawberries are affected by a small number of diseases and pests. The most common of them are presented in the table.
Disease / pest
Signs of defeat
|Aphid (Aphid)||On the bottom of the leaves and buds, insects secrete a sticky liquid.||Treatment with a solution of laundry soap and wood ash|
|Gray rot (Gray infusorium)||Brown spots with fluffy coating form on the leaves.||Copper chloride spraying, removal of affected fruit, thinning of plantings|
|Brown spotting (Brown macula)||Leaves turn brown, fall off||Copper Chloride Treatment|
|Powdery Mildew (Pulveream rubigo)||Leaves turn brown, curl; berries are covered with white coating||Spring treatment with colloidal sulfur. Affected bushes eliminate|
|Strawberry tick (Fragum minutum reddas)|
Leaves turn yellow and curl.
Spraying with a solution of kalbofos
Strawberry Repairing Reviews
Gardeners generally respond positively to the repairing varieties, since they are well established both in spring and autumn, give tasty and juicy berries. But it is advised to choose a site for planting strawberries carefully: it should not be raw, otherwise the plantation will have to be transplanted.
The first harvest of berries of a repair strawberry can be obtained quite early - already a month after planting, and this is its advantage over ordinary varieties. The fruiting of some varieties lasts all summer without a break, while others need to rest for a month before the formation of a new crop. Taste qualities of berries are rated as average.
Strawberry whiskers perfectly take root, so they should be trimmed regularly so that the plants do not occupy the entire garden.
How to plant removable strawberry seeds
Be sure to plant a repair strawberry on the plot: you will have a harvest of delicious berries even at a time when ordinary varieties have already finished bearing fruit. You can choose any variety without fear of mistakes: they all have good characteristics.