Overview of the best strawberry varieties for Siberia
Strawberries are one of the most favorite berries of children and adults. She is universal. The fruits are consumed fresh, frozen, compotes, jams, jams, syrups are cooked from them. Strawberries go well with other berries, suitable for preparing various desserts. In addition to taste and aromatic qualities, it has useful properties. Fruits are a source of minerals and vitamins and are used in a healthy diet.
It is important to choose the right seedlings based on their characteristics. There are several types of plants. Some of the most popular are remontant and zoned strawberries. These varieties are ideal for cold regions. They will bring a decent harvest, despite the harsh climatic conditions.
The best remontant strawberry varieties for Siberia
Lord Strawberry Variety
This variety is able to continuously bear fruit for 10 seasons, grows rapidly, withstands low temperatures perfectly, is resistant to various diseases and is not demanding in care. In addition, the fruits have a dense structure, so they withstand long-term transportation well. The Lord gives large berries, the mass of which can reach 100 g. The fruits are characterized by a rich red color and a juicy sweet taste.
The only drawback of this variety is the need for tying, because the shoots cannot withstand the weight of the berries. The exceptional characteristics of this shrub make it the best choice for commercial cultivation and personal consumption in Siberian conditions.
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II strawberry variety
A reliable remontant variety that has been pleasing gardeners in Russia and abroad for more than 15 years. The most important advantage is high productivity. No wonder the plant bears the royal name. Its fruits are large, juicy, and the bush itself is strong and beautiful. The Queen bears fruit from the month of May until the onset of autumn. And if you grow it in greenhouse conditions, then you can enjoy it all year round. The average weight of a berry is 50 grams. The maximum registered weight is 125 grams.
Strawberries are distinguished by their sweet taste without the admixture of «sourness». From one bush you can harvest up to 2 kilograms of the crop. Glossy leaves contrast perfectly with snow-white flowers, and when berries appear, they go well with their bright red color. Inside the strawberry is dense, without voids. The excellent taste qualities and resistance of the Queen to diseases make it possible to call her the best among similar varieties. It is often used for sale and has an excellent presentation. The disadvantages include the profusion of whiskers in the plant.
Tanyusha strawberry variety
This variety is very versatile, has good taste, as well as resistance to strawberry mites and other diseases. Strawberry Tanyusha perfectly tolerates low temperatures and drought. Produces bright red pointed berries of medium size. It belongs to mid-season varieties, has a good and stable yield, and also blooms beautifully. The disadvantages of the variety include poor transportability — the berries are often damaged during transportation.
Garland strawberry variety
It is valued for its excellent yield (up to 1 kg of fruits can be harvested per season), attractive appearance of fruits, high resistance to many diseases and low temperatures. The garland is undemanding to growing conditions, easily propagated, and is also characterized by an early onset and a late end of fruiting. Berries have an average density, which allows them to be stored for a long time and not lose their shape during transportation. It is important to consider that such strawberries are prone to infection with powdery mildew and fungal diseases.
The best zoned strawberry varieties for Siberia
Fairy strawberry variety
One of the hardiest varieties. Its best qualities have been tested by domestic breeders and gardeners. The plant is suitable for both home cultivation and production. It is highly productive and reliable. Dark red fruits reach a mass of 40 grams. They have good transportability and persistent aroma. Tasting score of taste is high — 4.3 points out of 5 possible. Fairy will tolerate low temperatures perfectly, therefore it is suitable for growing in Siberia.
The plant is not subject to most diseases. It has an average ripening period — it begins to bloom in May, and sings in early June. A multi-flowered bush contains about 50 fruits. The first harvest is distinguished by large berries — from 40 grams by weight. Their taste is sweet and sour, pronounced. The pulp is juicy and firm. Buyers appreciate the variety for its resistance to severe frosts and ease of care. Of the shortcomings, it is worth noting the need for a garter, as the fruits outweigh and constantly touch the ground.
Lviv early strawberry variety
This shrub has long been grown by professional farmers. Its main advantage is very high frost resistance. The plant takes root safely and stably bears fruit in any type of soil. In addition, Lviv early is undemanding to care, has a high yield and can be stored for a long time without losing its taste. The fruits of this shrub are characterized by medium size and a pleasant sweet and sour taste. The disadvantage of this variety is the frequent defeat of strawberry mites.
Mascot strawberry variety
A unique plant that takes root well in Siberia. It is not subject to freezing and adequately resists external environmental influences. The bush is mid-season, the berries ripen by early July. They stand out for their rather large size — the weight of each fruit is about 20 grams. Rich taste is liked by all gardeners. The pulp is sweet with a fragrant smell characteristic of strawberries. It can be used both fresh and after heat treatment.
Gray clay and powdery mildew are not terrible for the variety. It resists these diseases well. The yield is decent — 1 kilogram per square meter. Fans of this berry prefer Talisman for its worthy taste and the best characteristics of the plant’s resistance. Gardeners note the unpretentiousness and beautiful appearance of the fruit. In addition to the advantages, strawberries have several disadvantages: they bear fruit generously only the first 2 years after planting and are afraid of ticks.
Idun strawberry variety
This strawberry was bred by breeders from Denmark specifically for cold regions. The variety has high frost resistance and fruiting, unpretentiousness to growing conditions. Idun begins to bear fruit in early May. Berries have a juicy and bright taste. The plant is resistant to strawberry mites. The disadvantages of the variety include a tendency to gray rot, as well as a low density of fruits, which does not allow them to be transported over long distances.