Remontantny large-fruited strawberry "Lyubasha"

Remontantny large-fruited strawberry "Lyubasha"

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The early-ripening large-fruited strawberry "Lyubasha" earned positive feedback from gardeners and high ratings from consumers. The variety description of this garden strawberry declares high palatability, marketable appearance of berries and excellent yield indicators.

Description and varietal features

Strawberry variety "Lyubasha" is characterized by the formation of powerful semi-spreading bushes. The formation of a mustache on the berry stands of this variety is absent. The stalks are thick, durable. Berries have a regular conical shape. The average weight of the fully ripened berry is 18-22 g. A distinctive feature of ripe pulp is an increased content of vitamin C and sugars.

According to most consumers, the taste of ripe strawberries is great. The pulp is very sweet, with a pronounced strawberry aroma. According to the results of the tasting, the variety received a rating of 4.9 points. The collected berries are perfect for freezing in the winter.

Large-fruited garden strawberry "Lyubasha" belongs to the category of winter-hardy. Unlike varieties of classical garden strawberries, its flowering is continuous, and fruiting is very long. In the soil and climatic conditions of central Russia, the period of fruit formation is three months. PWhen cultivating this repairing variety in the southern regions, fruiting lasts about five months.

Remontant strawberries: variety selection

Advantages and disadvantages

Repairing varieties of garden strawberries have great advantages compared to the classic varieties of this berry crop:

  • high level of productivity of berry plantations;
  • sufficient indicators of frost resistance and winter hardiness;
  • the opportunity to get a large, marketable appearance of the berry;
  • after the first fruiting, the plant again lays the buds and sets the berries, which allows you to get several full crops in a season;
  • resistance to the main most common diseases at the level of standard varieties;
  • sufficient indicators of drought resistance and heat resistance;
  • excellent taste of a fully ripened berry;
  • the possibility of universal use of the harvested crop.

The disadvantages of the repairing varieties, including Lyubasha, include the need for seedling cultivation. Sowing seeds is recommended from February to July. Planting seedlings on ridges in open ground is performed when five or six true leaves appear on the bush.

The formation of flower buds on the repairing varieties of garden strawberries for the second harvest begins in the process of the first flowering. After collecting the ripened berries, repeated, quite abundant flowering occurs. In connection with this peculiarity, the maintenance of the restorative strawberries is slightly different from the work with the usual varieties of this berry culture.

Features of care and harvest

The main condition for obtaining a good strawberry crop is to create the most favorable growing conditions, which able to ensure the normal growth and development of berry culture:

  • the strawberry area should be dug up and completely cleared of plant debris and weeds;
  • watering is carried out as the soil dries, in the early morning and late evening, with warm water;
  • it is not recommended to use fresh manure for top dressing;
  • the best fertilizers are humus, bird droppings, as well as mineral, phosphorus and potassium compounds;
  • during the first planting of seedlings, 10 kg of organic matter and about 30-34 g of mineral substances should be introduced into the soil;
  • in early spring and autumn, it is necessary to remove old and dry leaves from the plant.

It is very important to timely carry out preventive measures and spraying aimed at protecting the berry plantations from diseases and pests. In spring, after removing old leaves from the plant, but before the flowering stage, the berry bushes are sprayed with a solution of iodine, Bordeaux liquid or copper chloride.

Harvesting ripe berries is carried out in several stages, at the stage of full ripening. Strawberries must not be allowed to mature in the bushes: this can provoke rot damage and reduce the overall yield, as well as worsen the quality of the berries.

The secrets of growing strawberries

Tips and reviews of gardeners

The strawberry variety Lyubasha is unpretentious. According to experienced summer residents, the plants are very responsive to periodic loosening of the soil, which allows air access to the root system of the berry culture. It is also important, if necessary, to add fertile soil to protect the root system from exposure. It is recommended to conduct periodic inspections of strawberry bushes, as well as regularly remove weed vegetation from ridges. Ripening berries should not be located on the soil. It is necessary to raise them with ring-shaped wire supports.

Growing garden strawberries "Lyubasha" is not difficult, so this variety is perfect for cultivation by novice gardeners.