Nowadays, many different varieties of strawberries have been bred. When choosing varietal seedlings, one should take into account the climatic conditions in which it will grow. Therefore, an early strawberry harvest can only be harvested in the southern regions.
- Features of Strawberry Clery
- How to properly form beds for Clery strawberries
- How to care for Clery strawberries
Features of Strawberry Clery
Clery's strawberries are renowned for their qualities among all the early varieties. These small compact bushes with dark green leaves were bred by Italian breeders. Soon, this variety gained fame and popularity all over the world and began to be considered a real masterpiece.
The peculiarities of this variety include very large beautiful conical berries, rich red in color with a pronounced shine. All berries are the same size.
The flesh of the Clery strawberry is very dense, which allows the berries not to lose their shape even during long-term transportation.
The Clery variety is famous for its excellent taste. This strawberry is very sweet with a slight sourness. She exudes an amazing aroma. Its yield is very high, almost 200 kg of delicious strawberries can be harvested from one hectare.
How to properly form beds for Clery strawberries
For those wishing to feast on strawberries in early June, Clery is the best choice. This berry is completely unpretentious to the soil, its flowers are not afraid of frost.
Strawberry beds are arranged in low, damp places, where water stagnates in spring, and in summer due to heavy rains, the soil becomes waterlogged, which helps to improve heating and airing of the earth. The soil should be light, without a high content of carbonates; on such soils, strawberry leaves change their color to a light green, even yellowish color. The soil should be cultivated before the formation of the beds. To make it looser, you can add a little rotted sawdust.
Peat has proven itself well in the cultivation of strawberries.
The beds are equipped shortly before planting seedlings. You should not come up with various options for arranging the beds, traditional ones are considered more practical - rectangular, since they are convenient to maintain. Having dug up the soil, the ridge must be leveled and compacted. Then the land needs to be properly watered and dug with agrofilm, the ends of which are sprinkled with earth. After that, you can start planting.
How to care for Clery strawberries
No special care is required for Clery. Most importantly, when buying seedlings, you need to make sure that they are healthy. Therefore, you need to choose only high-quality seedlings with a developed root system and without spots on the leaves. Due to diseased seedlings, there may be a threat of contamination of the entire area with strawberries. Periodic loosening of the soil, weed control and timely disposal of diseases and pests are the main care of Clery.
When planting seedlings, it is necessary to ensure that the apical bud is located above the surface, the main cause of kidney death is deep planting. All root shoots are carefully melted and pressed to the ground before planting.
Strawberries don't like thickening. Therefore, when planting seedlings, the distance between the bushes must be at least 30 cm. If this requirement is not followed, the green mass will develop poorly and will not give the required number of whiskers, the berries will grow small. It is better to remove excess whiskers so that the strength of the plant does not go into the growth of new ones.
To accelerate ripening by 15 days, a bed of strawberries can be covered with black agrospan or agrofibre; it reacts positively to such a shelter. Before flowering, the aisles must be mulched with straw. This will help reduce evaporation, prevent weeds from growing in the aisle and keep the berries clean.
Cleary strawberries begin to bloom in mid-May, and after about two weeks the first crop begins to ripen.
After three to four years, Clery's strawberries, like any other, begin to degenerate. Competent agricultural technology, which includes full-fledged feeding, helps to prolong fruiting. It is recommended to feed with microelements in a chelated form, Vuksal, mineral complex Rosconcentrate and others. For the winter, organic fertilizers are not welcome, spring processing is enough.
There are many peduncles and mustaches on the Clery bush. One mother plant gives about thirty seedlings per season. In general, this variety is recommended for beginner gardeners, since Clery's care is minimal. This variety will meet all gardeners' expectations and more.
Clery is the most useful strawberry variety, it can be eaten by patients with gastritis and even ulcers. Appetizing, fresh, ripe Clery berries are very popular. This dietary product has many beneficial properties. Strawberries of this variety contain many vitamins, have a tonic effect, and increase immunity.