- Authors: ABZ Seeds, Italy, 2011
- Taste: sweet
- The size: average
- Weight: 35 gr
- Yield: 1 kg with bush
- Repair: Yes
- Description of the bush: low, squat
- Berry color: Alla
- Winter hardiness: High
- Ammpliness: Yes
See all the characteristics
Ampel garden strawberry looks attractive and expressive. Branches and flowers, falling as a cascade, give the charm of any living composition. Distinctive feature of Tuscany variety – bright raspberry flowers. Italian fruit culture stuck in many regions of Russia. Bushes can be covered with flowers, bootons, as well as ripe and green berries at the same time.
Description of varieties
Lush bushes reach a width of 40-45 centimeters at a height of 15-20 centimeters. Leaves painted in a rich dark green color. Their surface is glossy, with glitter. Low bushes of strawberries squat, neat. During the development of strawberries, powerful and long mustache forms. They are able to grow from a maternal plant for 1 meter.
High decorative qualities This variety received due to the unusual color of flowers. During the flowering period, they completely cover the plant. Tuscany will become an excellent supplement in the winter garden.
Timing of ripening
Flowers garden strawberries for a long time, from spring to autumn. She begins to be fron with the third decade of June and before the start of frosts. Thanks to the repair, fruits are able several times in one growing season.
With a favorable weather conditions with one bustle, you can collect up to 1 kg of berries. The variety is able to delight the harvest almost continuously.
Berries and their taste
Ripe fruits acquire a bright scarlet color. The weight of the berry of the conical shape – 35 g. Some copies may be larger. The pulp of strawberry juicy and moderately dense. Size – medium. Harvest quality significantly depends on plantation care.
Tastors describe the taste as sweet and balanced. In the aroma there are notes of strawberries. The harvest can be stored for a long time without loss of productual qualities.
Features of cultivation
Garden Strawberry Tuscany – Grain Silver. Therefore, you need to closely monitor the green mass, delete extra shoots and dry leaves. The plant tolerates without any problems as dry, hot weather and strong frosts. The grade does not need a special agrotechnology. Even novice gardeners will cope with it.
The plantation should be irrigated regularly and abundantly, as the bushes are fruiting, and the plant constantly needs moisture. In the hot season of the year, garden strawberries need to wip twice a week. Irrigation spend in the evening or early in the morning. At the start of the vegetation, the bushes need more in moisture than during fruiting.
If the plant is blooming or covered with fruits, it is necessary to water the root. Moisture on the leaves can cause the spread of mold and rot.
This variety is growing poorly and develops next to weed plants, so they are removed. If you do not clean the bed in time, the immune system of garden strawberries will suffer.
Choosing a place and soil preparation
Like most varieties of strawberries, this variety prefers solar plots. Tuscany is unpretentious to the composition of the soil, but the best results can be achieved on fertile soil saturated with oxygen.
Sleeping soil must be prefeeded before replanting there seedlings. Nourishing mixture can be prepared independently. The following ingredients will be needed: 6 parts of peat, 3 parts of the compost, 2 pieces of wood and one part of the sand. The resulting composition is perfect for growing garden strawberries.
Experienced gardeners recommend using humus. This is an affordable and efficient feeding. For the extension of young plants in pots, it is advisable to use ready-to-eat.
In the open ground, Tuscany variety is able to be polluted independently due to the presence of male and female flowers. Buds are located on long bloomrs. In greenhouses or greenhouses it is necessary to pollinate bushes, using tassels. Buckets form a large number of flowers covering the whole plant.
Permanent feeding needed this variety for regular fruit formation. For removable garden strawberries, fertilizers are an important component of the agrotechnology. Nutrients will make a crop not only stable, but also tasty.
You can use ready-made preparations with a balanced composition. Before use, be sure to familiarize yourself with the instruction manual and accurately follow it. You can also cook feeding, mixing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in a 1x3x6 ratio. Plants fertilize every two weeks. Excess feeding will be no less dangerous for bushes than their deficiency. Therefore, add fertilizers measured and portion.
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
Italian Tuscany variety has congenital stability to coolness, but despite this characteristics, plantations of berries It is advisable to protect from harsh frosts. Additional shelter also use in regions with sharp changes in climate. If the plants are grown in pots, with the arrival of winter they need to be transferred to the loggia or balcony.
Kestics in pots need to be properly stored. They are put in a large wooden box, the bottom of which is placed foam or any other insulation. It will help save the root system. Experienced gardeners recommend storing pots with plants in two boxes of different sizes, and the gap between them is filled with foam. Plants themselves are covered with wood sawdust.
In the cold season, do not forget about the irrigation of fruit culture. As soon as the temperature rises to zero, the containers with plants get out of the boxes. If there is an opportunity, strawberries are transferred to the house where she comfortables.
Garden strawberry, wintering in the open ground, is covered with straw or sawdust. You can also use a special covering material, for example, agricultural. The film is not suitable, it can cause the development of fungus and other infections.
Diseases and pests
Tuscany is afraid of ticks. To protect the plantation from pests, the bushes need to be treated with a carbofos solution. However, this drug cannot be used during fruiting. Berries absorb harmful chemicals. Colloid sulfur is also wonderful.
Good result demonstrate folk remedies. They are safe for harvest.
Experienced specialists advise the following compounds.
- If you pour 300 g onion husks with water and boil, it turns out an effective decoction.
- The second recipe – tincture of garlic. To prepare the drug, 2 heads of garlic (they are cut together with the husk) pour 6 l of clean water. Three days should be the composition. After in the tincture, half the bar of the economic soap, pre-crushed on the grater.
Spraying strawberries need to be done in the morning or in the evening. Day processing can be carried out only in cloudy weather.
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 easiest way to reproduction Tuscany – division. Choose only healthy and large bushes. From seeds, the variety is not grown, as he loses maternal qualities. Another option – with a mustache. They are rooted and after the formation of the root system is cut off from the maternal bush.