- Taste: Sweet with sourness
- The size: Large
- Weight: 50-70 gr
- Degree of yield: High
- Yield: 0.5-0.9 kg with bush
- Repair: No
- Timing of ripening: Early
- Description of the bush: tall and strong
- Berry color: Red
- Winter hardiness: winter hardy
See all the characteristics
Early grade of berry cultures have always been in honor of amateur gardeners. Such varieties allow you to get the fruit-melting fruit already in May. Such productive hybrids refers strawberry honey, which appeared in Russia not so long ago. Modern selection gave a unique plant with gardeners with unsurpassed yield indicators.
History of removal of varieties
For the first time, this variety was led in the United States in 1979. It happened in the Honoai village when crossing such varieties like Holiday and Vibrant. Strawberry Honey has another name – Honey.
Description of varieties
This is a gorgeous grade capable of shaping in the shortest possible time. There are three horn on every bush. Bushes tall and strong, with straight shoots. Sheet plates have a medium size and complex shape. Different with thick and juicy green color.
Timing of ripening
Honey refers to early grades. The first berries can be destroyed at the end of May or beginning of June. The period of fruiting is quite long – 3 weeks. However, the dates of ripening may be varied. It depends on the climatic conditions of the region.
Among early honey hybrids is distinguished by high market performance. In general, for the season from one bush, you can collect 0.5-0.9 kg of berries. The first fruits are the largest, during subsequent generation they are much smaller (the weight will be not more than 20 g).
Berries and their taste
Honey possesses large, dense and glossy fruits with a complex structure. Berries have a characteristic conical form. Mass can reach 50-70 g. The core is very gentle and juicy, but at the same time dense, without cavity inside.
Ripe fruits have a pronounced strawberry fragrance. Juice moderate. Taste sweet, with flavor of honey and light sourness. The peel has a saturated bright red tint, the pulp also has a gentle pink color. Its main property is the strengthening of the aroma and taste in the process of subsequent ripening of berries. Recent fruits are considered the most valuable.
Features of cultivation
Borozalkaya garden strawberry (forms 2-3 horns) letters little mustache, because of which the plants are not thickened. It can be grown by a solid glade with a small transplant interval.
The rosette of the bush when landing in the ground should be on the surface. Her deepening will lead to recession and death. Reddened, old and sick leaves are necessarily removed in the fall.
Choosing a place and soil preparation
It is necessary to choose a bright section without drafts. The south-west side with a small hill will be preferable. The soil should be fertile (chernozem, loam and sampling with neutral pH). Cultivation on such a soil will allow the strawberry of excellent quality and collect abundant harvest every year.
Watering moderate, since excessive moisture is destructive. Honey planted on the plot where legumes, beets, corn, onions, garlic and carrots grew earlier. It should be from the places where cucumbers, cabbage, potatoes, zucchini and raspberries were planted.
Before planting, the site is pre-cleaned from weeds and leaving, bringing organic and mineral fertilizers. Since the strawberries are considered the first berry in the garden, the landing is better to produce in the autumn period. Before the onset of colds, the seedlings will have time to root and gain strength.
Additional pollinators are not required. The hybrid forms the inflorescences of the male and female floors, so pollination is carried out by cross.
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
Honey high frost resistance. Provided abundant snow cover for the plant is not terrous frost to -20 degrees. In other cases it is necessary to cover mulch.
Diseases and pests
Strawberry is well opposed to major diseases, especially fungi. However, it has weak protection against verticilosis. Additional protection is required from pests such as snails and slugs.
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
The best way to reproduction is a shot. Acquire a good strawberry seedlings are recommended in specialized stores. Strawberry honey capripation and is distinguished by low root activity. The reasons for the fact that there are serious errors when removing plants, as well as improper storage, leading to low rooting or death of bushes.
When choosing seedlings, pay attention to their quality. The plant should have thick and elastic leaves (3-4 pieces) of a saturated green. The central kidney must be healthy, have a thickness of at least 0.7 cm. Rinel can not be attended.
For breeding it is better to use two-year copies, divided into parts. You should be attentive when using homemade strawberries, as such seedlings can be infected with fungi and larvae of parasites.
Many consumers respond positively about the strawberry honey, noting her harmonious aroma and taste. Most gardeners, once trying grade, then strive to propagate the plant in their garden to rummage every year wonderful berries.