Detailed description and characteristics of the strawberry jolie variety
Everyone loves a tasty and fragrant strawberry. This is perhaps the most demanded berry on the sales market... At the very beginning of the season, all the counters are full of bright and fragrant fruits. The varietal variety allows you to grow strawberries that will please the most fastidious consumer. There are many varietal varieties of such a fragrant delicacy - Onda, Aprica, Primi and others. One of the popular and popular varieties is the Jolie strawberry, a description of which is given below.
Brief characteristics of Jolie strawberries
Jolie is a non-refurbished variety. It was bred for commercial purposes. This variety was obtained by crossing the varieties Clery and Darselect... The result is a very profitable strawberry variety. Such a successful result belongs to Italian breeders.
Jolie belongs to the mid-early look. The harvest begins in mid-June... Active fruiting does not last long: three weeks. But the yield of the variety is high. 800-1000 grams of sweet and aromatic berries are harvested from one bush per season.
The bush is strong, rather large in size, there are large numbers of leaves of a bright green color on it. Peduncles are tall and powerful. Throws out a large number of antennae, which it successfully reproduces... The root system is large and strong, very viable.
Berries are large, cone-shaped. The largest ones weigh 40 grams. Such large fruits are observed in the midst of fruiting, then gradually become smaller. Berries of bright scarlet color, without voids inside, firm and dense, very aromatic, sweet taste with pleasant sourness. They perfectly tolerate transportation, they are stored for a long time.
The variety is drought-resistant and has increased adaptive capabilities, thanks to which it perfectly takes root in different climatic conditions. Jolie is very popular in Europe where it is grown commercially. In our country, despite its recent appearance, such a berry has been confidently holding leading positions for several seasons.
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
This variety has great advantages, it is:
- Increased yield.
- Excellent preservation presentation during a long period of transportation.
- Long storage periods.
- Good adaptation.
- Drought tolerance.
- Excellent taste qualities.
- Unpretentiousness in care.
The disadvantages of this variety have not yet been found. The only drawback can be considered its not too long fruiting period.... Although this is all conditional. After all, varieties with a long fruiting period have a much lower yield.
Before you start planting strawberries, you need to decide on the site. The beds must be located in a sufficiently illuminated area, but without drafts.... You can not plant this variety of berries in damp, constantly wet areas, since the variety is drought-resistant and does not like excessive moisture. It is also not recommended to plant Jolie on overly acidic soils.
Before planting, the roots of strawberries are kept in water for at least 2-3 hours.... Each bush must be carefully examined and checked for damage. The length of the root processes should not exceed 10 cm.
When to plant
You can plant a plant in early spring and early autumn.
If you plant strawberries in the fall, you need to do this as early as possible, preferably in late August - early September, so that the plant has time to take root well before the first frost.
Before planting, the site is dug up and the soil is fed with organic fertilizer. Then make holes. The bushes of this variety are rather large, tendril intensively, therefore the distance between the holes must be at least 30 cm.
You can plant the bushes in a checkerboard pattern. Seedlings are planted in holes, sprinkled with earth and tamped a little, then watered abundantly... You can add a layer of mulch on top, which is suitable for straw, sawdust, peat, dry leaves.
This variety is very unpretentious, and has great adaptability. But, like every plant, this variety requires the simplest care measures.
Top dressing must be done in early spring, during the period of ovary formation. Strawberries are fed with mineral fertilizers... Without these measures, the plant, of course, will not disappear and will bear fruit, but the yield will be significantly lower. Especially in need of fertilization, strawberries planted on poor and unfertile soil, on such soils, without timely fertilization, the plant can get chlorosis.
It is better to water the strawberries with a drip method, preventing water stagnation. Watering should be done as needed.guided by weather conditions.
Leaving before the autumn-winter period
To prevent fungal infection, all dry leaves must be removed in the fall.
For additional antenna formation, you can separate some uterine bushes.... The rest of the antennae must be removed, otherwise they will take away strength from adult plants, and the yield will significantly decrease.
In regions where winters are snowy and frosts are not high, Jolie is able to winter normally without additional shelter. But if the winter is frosty and with little snow, it is imperative to cover the site with agrofibre, straw, film.
Under cover, it is necessary to periodically inspect the area and allow it to ventilate, otherwise excessive condensation can cause fungal diseases.
A feature of this variety is its resistance to diseases and pests. But still, strawberries can be damaged by strawberry mites and aphids... Bordeaux fluid successfully copes with this problem. well and if the strawberries are affected by a nematode, spot or powdery mildew, then the infected bushes must be removed, and the entire area must be treated with fungicides.
Strawberry Jolie, with proper and timely care, will not cause much trouble in summer, you and your family will be provided with a sweet and aromatic delicacy.
The Jolie unrepairing strawberry is the fruit of the labor of Italian breeders, who received a new variety as a result of crossing the popular varieties Clery and Darselect. "Italiana" did not disappoint the eminent parents and is distinguished by beautiful, large berries, wonderful taste and high yield. It is actively used for commercial purposes by farmers, gardeners love it. The variety is only gaining popularity in the post-Soviet countries and has not yet received proper recognition in Russia.
Description of the variety
The plant form of this variety of strawberries does not differ in special growth force. Peduncles and leafy cuttings of medium height. Leaves are slightly wrinkled, of medium size, which does not allow the bushes to thicken too much.
When purchasing planting material, some gardeners do not find similarities with the description, and this is no coincidence. Jolie is very responsive to feeding. She responds with the strength of growth and productivity, and the taste of berries, with proper agricultural technology, can be very different for the better from that grown on scarce lands.
About the region
The cultivation region also matters. The Italian climate, where Jolie comes from, is significantly different from the middle latitudes, therefore, productivity and taste will no longer be what you expect to see it.
Since the strawberry Lyubasha is a mustacheless variety, seedlings are obtained by sowing seeds for seedlings. Sowing is carried out from February to April, and planting of seedlings in open ground - from May to July, depending on the growing region.
For sowing, a soil mixture of the following composition, calcined at a temperature of 100 degrees for 3 hours, is used:
- Peat from the store.
- River sand.
- Garden land.
It is advisable to germinate the seeds before sowing. To do this, they must first be soaked in melt water and kept in this way for 3 days. Then transfer to a damp cloth or a piece of cloth, and make sure that the moisture does not dry out. The seeds will hatch quickly and produce small sprouts. Sprouted seeds should be sown in prepared soil moistened with warm water.
The container with seedlings must be closed with a film or a lid, which must be removed for several hours for airing, as soon as condensation forms on it. You need to water the seedlings from a spray bottle.
Seedlings will develop more actively if you add light to them. It is worth installing a fluorescent lamp above the seedlings. The air temperature in the room must be at least 22 degrees. Seedlings appear 20-30 days after sowing.
When 2-3 leaves are formed on the sprouts, the strawberries are dived into separate cups or peat tablets. Water each sprout under the root, trying to prevent water drops from falling on the delicate leaves.
When 5-6 leaves appear on seedlings, they can be planted in open ground.
There are 2 planting periods for strawberries of the Geneva variety, which, according to gardeners' reviews, are the most favorable: the second half of August-September and the last decade of May.
It is advisable to choose a plot that is flat, sunny, open, protected from strong winds. Excess moisture is not allowed. The rapid growth of berry crops is seen on loamy, sandy loam soils with a neutral or slightly acidic level of acidity. The plant does not like sod-podzolic and peat soils. For planting strawberries, it is advisable to choose the beds where they grew last year: parsley, garlic, dill, legumes, mustard, radish. Unwanted predecessors: crops of the Solanaceae family, cabbage, raspberries.
The preferences of the Geneva strawberry variety should be taken into account in order to properly prepare the soil for planting.
- They dig deep into the bed, extracting weeds with roots.
- In the process, add 1 bucket of humus, 5 kg of wood ash, peat. The rate is indicated for 1 sq. m.
- 30 days before planting, they are applied per sq. m area 1 st. l. the drug "Kaliyphos".
Before planting, the root system of the berry culture is treated with table salt. To do this, make a solution: 10 liters of water, 3 tbsp. l. salt, 1 tbsp. l. copper sulfate. The duration of the stay of the roots in the mixture is 10 minutes. Then take out and rinse them with running water.
The planting process is best done on a cloudy or rainy day. 1-2 plants are placed in one shallow hole at once. They make sure that the roots do not bend, and that the heart is above ground level. The bushes are planted according to the 40x60 cm scheme.
If you take into account the reviews and descriptions about the Geneva strawberry variety, it is believed that remontant varieties are best planted in the fall. Then they manage to take root before winter.
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
Hell's strawberries are appreciated by gardeners for long-term fruiting and fragrant berries.
The variety has a lot of positive qualities. But before planting, you should also familiarize yourself with the shortcomings of culture.
In the second wave, the strawberries are much smaller than in the first.
Disease and pest resistance
In regions with little snowy winters and unfavorable conditions, it needs shelter
Features of cultivation
Breeders in recommendation notes repeatedly warn that a variety can show its genetic potential only with a high supply of moisture and nutrients.
If, during particularly hot periods, the soil lump under the root system dries up, the flower buds that are formed for the next season stop laying. The next dry year will certainly be less productive and leave unfavorable impressions.
A good and weather independent crop of Christina strawberries can only be obtained using a drip irrigation system.
That is why the variety cannot be planted without confidence in a constant water supply. ... Only constant drip irrigation after harvest can guarantee the collection of a decent amount of berries.
Breeders did not forget to warn that the variety needs enhanced nutrition.
From the moment of planting plantations until autumn itself, it is necessary to regularly work to restore fertility. Constant feeding should be balanced, and the root feed should be alternated with non-root feeding.
Late blight is the only fungal disease that Christina's strawberry can suffer from.
- Verticillium wilt and powdery mildew will never settle on this variety of strawberries.
- Trouble can bring heart rot caused by the fungus Phytophtora cactorum, and the disease is also called late blight .
- If the purchase of planting material takes place from a supplier that has not been certified and does not have a license to grow, then there can be no guarantee of purity for viruses and microscopic fungi. In this case regular treatments with fungicidal preparations are required .
Timely preventive spraying of strawberries with a systemic fungicide will reduce the likelihood of infection to zero.
You cannot find out all the advantages of a variety without planting and growing it on your site. The difference in soil and climatic conditions can be significant, and of course, it will affect the quantity and quality of the crop obtained.