Among the large variety of varieties of berry culture Monterey strawberry is very popularbecause it won the hearts of many gardeners with its unique ability to bear fruit until the fall with a good harvest, which is distinguished by its high taste. The description and characteristics of this variety are presented below.
General information about the variety and its characteristics
Repairman variety Monterey was bred by American breeders at the University of California in 2001 when crossing the popular variety Albion with a special selection of Cal 97.85-6. Registered as a separate variety in 2009.
Biological description of Monterey strawberries
The bushes of the plant differ in their power and great growth power, therefore, when growing, they require more seating than other varieties. The bushes are decorated with a moderate amount of foliage, which has a bright green color with a beautiful shine. Culture during the growing season can form up to 14 flower stalkson which the harvest will be formed in the future.
After planting, you need to monitor soil moisture and the presence of weeds. Monterey Strawberry needs the following nursing activities:
- Soil loosening. Such tillage activates biological processes and will facilitate the entry into the soil of a sufficient amount of air, which is necessary for the growth and nourishment of the root system.
- Watering. The plant needs frequent and regular watering, especially in hot weather. Water contributes to the saturation of strawberry juice, which significantly improves the taste.
- Top dressing. The plant is responsive to good nutrition, which can serve as a mineral and organic supplements. Until such time as organic substances in sufficient quantities are synthesized in the plant, foliar enrichment with nutrients should be carried out. It is also necessary to carry out root dressings every month using liquid complex fertilizers for berries;
Monterey strawberry is very resistant and copes with all diseases, except powdery mildew. In the case of this disease, there is a high probability of loss of the entire crop, so the decision must be taken immediately:
- tear off leaves and stalkswho were affected by the disease;
- neatly get rid of topsoilbecause the colonies of the mycelium of the fungus are on the ground and, if they are not removed, the disease will soon begin to progress again;
- take advantage of chemicalsby putting them on strawberries with a sprayer.