- Authors: Domestic selection
- Taste: sweet
- The size: Large
- Size, see: diameter up to 8 cm
- Weight: up to 50 gr
- Repair: Yes
- Timing of ripening: Late
- Advantages: The crop is completely hidden under the foliage, so practically does not get dark by birds
- Purpose: Universal
- Description of the bush: High, scattered, slightly running
See all the characteristics
Russian Size – Universal Sort of Strawberry Patriotic Selection. His advantages of gardeners include good transportability, stretched dates of fruiting, unpretentiousness. Berries are well protected from bird foliage birds, they do not need to be additionally protected during the aging period.
Description of varieties
Russian Size – Strawberry with large bushes, high, spread. Leaf Outlets Dark Green, Glossy. Bulk inflorescences, large. Formed abundantly. Flowerines are high, but under the weight of berries, it is noticeably reduced, when growing the soil, it is necessary to mulch or cover with agrotectile. The grade is not distinguished by drought, needs normal soil moisture, winter-hardy.
Timing of ripening
For a variety Russian size is relevant later fruiting. Berries reach maturity from late June. The harvest is continuing to the first frosts, as the resistant variety.
Variety is zoned for growing in the climatic conditions of Moscow and Moscow region. Well suits for colder regions, the middle strip of Russia.
High yield highlights grade on analog background. The bush is going to 0.5 kg of berries.
Berries and their taste
The grade gives large berries of saturated red color, up to 8 cm in diameter. Mass of the fetus reaches 50 g. Differs juicy, dense pulp with a characteristic sweet taste, the aroma is traditional, strawberry. Fruits are well held on the leg, the separation is wet. Seed shallow, yellow, clearly visible on glossy skin.
Features of cultivation
Repairing strawberry Russian size requires a complete replacement of bushes every 3-4 years, otherwise the abundance of fruiting decreases. Dates of landing in the south are coming in October, in the central and middle lane – in September. In the Urals and in Siberia, seedlings are placed in the ground until the end of August, they are winter under the snow. The variety requires regular watering, and before flowering it is performed by irrigation, and after it only in the next.
Choosing a place and soil preparation
Plants need landing at sunny areas. Otherwise, the ripening of berries will not be enough light. You have to choose an open, but protected from through wind place. To the composition of the soil is undemanding, speaks well on podzolic soils, it grows poorly in the sand and in wetlands. Before boarding the defense, it is necessary to switch to a depth of 30 cm, choose the roots of the plants, make a humus.
Sigger Russian size rows to a depth of 100-150 mm. The distance between the bushes is kept within 20 cm. Roots spread, rushing the earth, tamper. Communicative after climbing irrigation.
The variety is pollinated alone.
The variety is demanding for feeding due to the stretched fertility period. The first fertilizers are entered immediately after the snow cover. During this period, urea scattered on the soil, which dissolving, gives the roots the necessary nitrogen feeding. You can also practice spraying on the first leaves. Then, after trimming the old shoots and leaves, the time of dusting of the busta bushes is coming – as a potash fertilizer and as disease prevention.
When the first buds appear, the bushes require potash-phosphoric complex feeders. This will allow the plant to successfully cope with entry into the period of fruiting. The feeders repeat regularly, every 14 days, but already with the introduction of organic, with mulching by humus and compost. Upon completion of the fertilization period, the bushes are last fertilized by entering into a soil potash-phosphorus mixtures in granules.
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.
Diseases and pests
Russian Size – A variety with high resistance to diseases and pests. Despite this, you should take care of berries and leaves from the lesion of gray rot, fungi, causing fidelity of foliage. It is recommended not to forget about the preventive processing of landing 3% burglar mixture. Throwing the pest will help landing in a row onion, garlic, calendula. And also before the start of flowering, perform spraying with the drug “EUPARA”, and then repeat this procedure in the fall, after harvesting.
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
Strawberry forms little mustache, but sockets are enough to rejuvenate the plantation. In addition to rooting shoots, landing seeds is possible. At the same time, it is not possible to achieve a high germination, but the way is common, since the planting material with a closed root system is found in nurseries quite rarely. Seeds guarantee the correspondence of the obtained plants with varietal characteristics. And it is also possible to reproduce the division of the bush.
Landing seeds from the beginning of February to March to wet soil. It is not necessary to plunge them. When maintaining a temperature of about +20 degrees Celsius, the first shoots will appear within a month. Necessarily shelter from the film or glass on the container, it is periodically removed, watered and ventilated with the soil. Pricing seedlings need after the appearance of the second sheet in separate containers.
According to the experience of gardeners, the grade Russian size feels perfectly in the conditions of the Krasnodar Territory, and in the Leningrad region. With a small number of sunny days, the maximum weight berries get difficult, but the taste properties of the fruit do not suffer from this. Gardeners also note that the bushes are well tolerated heat. Berries under a thick socket do not bother.
Negative reviews are associated not only with the size of fruits often differ from the claimed. When buying seeds there is a problem of auction. From one bag, you can get plants with completely different characteristics. Therefore, a more reliable way to produce planting material still consider the purchase of two-year escapes in containers.