- Authors: Poland
- Taste: sweet
- The size: Large
- Weight: 60 gr
- Degree of yield: very high
- Yield: 1-2 kg with bush
- Repair: No
- Timing of ripening: medium-early
- Advantages: Excellent taste
- Purpose: Universal
See all the characteristics
In the conditions of a harsh Russian climate, it is important to choose the grade of garden strawberries, which is not afraid of the weather whims and will delight a stable harvest. It was such a strawberry that managed to bring breeders from Poland. Universal garden culture Dukat is unpretentious in care, so even newcomers will cope with its cultivation in the field of gardening.
Description of varieties
Bushes of this variety compact. Light green leaves can be large or medium. They are located on thick legs. Growth strength – strong. Green mass lush and quickly formed. Garden strawberry Ducat forms many mustache, allowing us to quickly propagate the plantation with them. Buds grow on branched and numerous blooms.
Timing of ripening
The term of ripening of berries – medium or early depending on weather conditions. No repair (bushes bring fruits once for the season of vegetation).
Yield indicator – very high. From one plant for the season is collected from 1 to 2 kilograms of berries. Such results can be achieved only with competent and regular care. Vintage has high marketability. When harvesting fruits is easily disconnected from fruits. Throughout the period of fruiting, berries do not become minor.
Berries and their taste
Ripe strawberries becomes bright red with a shiny surface. Large dimensions. The form can be any: Breakonic, round-heart-shaped or rounded. Tip – blunted. Weight of one berry – 60 grams. Fucking dense and juicy, saturated scarlet.
Tastors appropriated 4.9 scores from 5 possible. Such an assessment indicates the high taste of harvest. Taste sweet, rich. Complements the harvest gentle and pleasant fragrance.
Note: Dessert berries are remarkably suitable for eating in fresh form and for processing or preparation of different dishes. Due to the large size of berries, the varieties are often grown for commercial purposes.
Features of cultivation
Sprouting bushes Ducat grade in autumn or spring. It is recommended to choose the first option for better strawberry survival. When landing between rows leave a distance of 70 centimeters, and between plants – 20 centimeters. Due to the formation of a large amount of mustache, bushes need free space.
Landing is performed according to the following scheme:
The depth of the well – 15 centimeters;
Roots gently straighten into the ground;
root neck sprinkled with soil;
the soil around the bush trambet and watered;
Around the layer of mulch thick 5-8 centimeters.
Strawberry Ducat is unpretentious in cultivation, but Ignore the main provisions of agrotechnics can not. Their non-compliance leads not only to reduce the quality of the harvest, but can also cause the death of plants.
Fruit culture loves water. In dry and hot weather, plantation is irrigated every 2-3 days if the climatic conditions are moderate, irrigated once a week. Experienced daches recommend drip watering. He confidently moisturizes the earth, not allowing foliage burn, supporting the desired humidity of the soil.
Strawberry sprinkling are used in the morning or in the evening. For irrigation, only estimated or warm water will fit. It is impossible to force water to be allowed, it comes to rotting roots, black rot. So that the weeds do not spread on the plot, the land is hiding mulch.
Another important condition for agrotechnics – the removal of the mustache. This procedure is performed as they appear and growth. Remove shoots with sockets in all bushes that do not plan to use for breeding. Mustache must be cut off with clean scissors or secateurs. It is impossible to pull them out, otherwise you can damage the plant.
Choosing a place and soil preparation
Garden culture Dukat does not impose high demands for the composition of the soil, but it is possible to reveal its potential as much as possible on fertile soil. It is not recommended to grow a berry on sand, clay, limestone or salt land. An ideal place for plantation – smooth and illuminated plot protected from strong winds and drafts. The land is prepared before planting, removing the weed plants. And the soil is drunk, and emphasized.
Varied variety yourself due to routine flowers.
If you regularly use feeding, bushes will delight delicious and abundant harvest.
Fertilize strawberry dukat according to a specific scheme.
Infusion of cowboy (1: 10) or ammonium nitrate use in spring. Nitric feeding is needed for stimulation of varieties and preparations for the flowering period.
With the arrival of summer they go to the organic and inorganic compositions. Use compost or humus, which also serve mulch. During the formation of uncess and in the process of fruiting, these substances give strawberries the necessary nutritional elements. Undercuming makes under the bushes.
Potash and phosphoric compositions are used in autumn. They will help plants to survive a long and harsh winter.
All about fertilizers for strawberries
One of the important techniques in the care of strawberries is the feeding. Regular fertilization makes it guarantees a rich crop. There are several different ways to feed strawberries and each of them is intended for a certain period of plant development. During flowering, fruiting and after it, the feeding must be different.
Frost resistance and need for shelter
Frost resistance of grade – average. So that the plantations are not injured, they are covered before frosts. Bushes are covered with special agrofiber or foliage.
Diseases and pests
If you carefully monitor the condition of the bushes and care for the site, the ducat variety almost does not ill.
Fighting diseases and pests
Strawberry is often subject to a variety of dangerous diseases that can seriously undermine its condition. Among the most common – malievable dew, gray rot, bright spot, anthracnose and verticillosis. Before buying a variety, it is necessary to ask him resistant to disease.
Buuray spottyRotSpotsTwisting leavesDryingHoles in leaves
Experienced gardeners prefer to update plantation using mustache. Strawberry Dukat forms them in large numbers. Choose for reproduction only healthy bushes that demonstrate high yields. Mustache root, not cutting off the escape from the parent plant. As soon as the socket is rooted and give 3 full leaves, young seedlings are transplanted to a permanent place. In the first year, the color shows preferably cut off so that the bushes have formed a strong root system and scored enough forces for a rich harvest next season.