When choosing a strawberry variety for breeding, each person pays attention to various factors important for him. For some, the main role is played by the quantity and quality of the crop, and for others, the persistence and unpretentiousness of the plant itself. The modern market can offer a huge number of species that are completely different from each other and differ in their characteristics. And the main among all varieties - berry favorite. But the description of other varieties, we will not miss.
Garden strawberry varieties favorite
Favorite - It is a remontant variety of garden strawberries, which grows quickly, starts to bear fruit early and is famous for its high yield. The small and compact shrub has long peduncles that rise above the foliage. This fact greatly simplifies the harvest.
Berries are quite large in size, on average, their weight is 20-25 grams. They have a conical, slightly elongated shape and are painted in bright red color, the surface of the strawberry is smooth and shiny. The flesh of the fruit is dense enough, so that they can be easily transported. To your taste, the fruits are sweet and juicy.
Kokinskaya early - This is a variety of garden strawberries, bred in 1974 in the Kokinsky stronghold of the All-Russian Institute of Horticulture and Nursery. Early materaucha and ketskill became parent varieties. The plant is recommended for cultivation in the central and northwestern region of the country.
Srednerosly and sprawling bush forms a large number of mustache and rosettes, so that such strawberries are very easy to propagate. Peduncles rather short, located below the level of the leaves. Flowers are small and few, bisexual.
Strawberry Venta was bred at the Lithuanian Institute fruit and vegetable farms by crossing the strawberry zenga-zengana and festival. The resulting variety has high yields, so it is in high demand, both among amateur gardeners and in commercial cultivation.
Cambridge strawberry favorite was bred in England and is considered one of the most successful experiences of foreign breeding. Brings a rich, large-fruited harvest, thanks to which it is very often used on an industrial scale.
Shrub medium size, but rather sprawling. The leaves are large, ribbed, light green with a shiny surface. Peduncles settle down at the level of leaves and, in spite of the visible strength, very often they bend down to the ground under the weight of ripe berries. The inflorescences are quite compact, consist of a large number of flowers.
Fruit color is rich red, with a glossy peel into which the yellow, small seeds are slightly pressed. On average, the weight of a single berry is 20-30 grams, which is considered a very good indicator.
The flesh is colored light red, very juicy and sweet. Strawberries of this variety can be used both for fresh consumption and for processing. The resulting berries tolerate transportation and are stored for a long time.
All the varieties described above are somewhat similar to each other, but at the same time they are completely different. In order to understand which one of them has the necessary characteristics, you can make a comparative table, with which you can see all the main indicators:
|Favorite||Kokinskaya early||Venta||Cambridge Favorite|
|The taste and appearance of the fruit||Excellent||Excellent||A great||A great|
|Size of berries||Large, 20-25 grams||Medium, 10-14 grams||Small, up to 10 grams||Large, 25-30 grams|
|Frost resistance||The plant needs shelter for the winter||Hibernates under adverse conditions under cover||Tolerates cold temperatures with shelter||Bushes can winter only with shelter|
|Resistance to common diseases||Average||High||Average||Average|