One of the bright representatives of the repairing varieties is the strawberry variety “Elizabeth”. High yield makes this strawberry popular among gardeners. Berries ripen large, small yields with proper care is almost excluded. Conditions for growing create special unnecessary, the plant is unpretentious. You can grow strawberries not only on the garden plot, but also on the balcony in special boxes.
The grade is distinguished by the quality of the crop and surprising stability to transportation. Strawberry does not crumple with little mechanical impact. The flesh of the berries is elastic, rich in crimson color, and the taste is delicious. More often strawberries are used fresh, not thermally processed, but it will be suitable for making jams and compotes. Cooked berries keep a good shape, so they are so in demand for conservation.
Strawberry of this variety is harvested throughout the summer period. Flowering occurs in May and continues until October, if weather conditions permit. Thanks to such a large period of fruiting, it is profitable to grow this strawberry. The first harvest ripens in the first half of June. The secret is that in winter the plant enters already with the formed buds, which considerably shortens the time for the ovary.
To obtain a good crop, it is not necessary to have a large area, this variety can be grown in special containers, by a vertical method. The advantage of this method is not only in saving space, but also in simplifying the care of bushes. In case of bad weather or hail, containers can be easily hidden in a safe place. Thus, it is possible to independently control the growth conditions of the plant.
You can bring the first harvest of strawberries, putting the containers in the greenhouse. This reception will allow, regardless of weather conditions, to get before the due date sweet berries to the table. Using the strawberry variety “Elizabeth” you can decorate the balcony, it is desirable that it was glazed, then it is easier to control the microclimate.
The plant blooms until the middle of autumn and will be a wonderful addition to the interior, a successful substitute for indoor flowers. With the constant support of a comfortable microclimate, the harvest can be obtained for the New Year.
The plant reproduces with the help of a mustache. One bush gives more than a dozen quality shoots, which can be replanted. It is better to wait until the root system escapes better develops, then the seedlings will get better. Fruiting bushes begin quickly, a month after planting you can get the first berries. The ideal soil for “Elizabeth” is loamy soil.
Humidity should be moderate, waterlogging or drought can ruin a plant. Feed the plant regularly, the fruiting period is large, so the strawberry is depleted. As a feed, it is better to use fertilizers containing potassium, ash is excellent. When planting bushes, the hole must be fertilized with phosphorus fertilizers, this will increase the plant’s survival rate, strawberry will quickly go through the adaptation process.
Before planting, the fertilizer is directly introduced into the soil, and in the future it is better to dilute the mineral substances in the water so as not to spoil the ripened berries. It is recommended to cover a layer of soil with straw, sawdust or special material, which will ensure the purity of strawberries. The top layer needs to be periodically loosened, the root system needs oxygen.
The berries have a bright scarlet color with a glossy surface. The taste of strawberries is sweet, but not sugary, fresh. For the preparation of desserts, the berries are ideal, they have a pleasant aroma and with regular watering, the elastic pulp and juiciness.
Strawberry variety “Elizabeth”