Berry lovers are looking forward to the start of the season to feast on the delicious and very useful fruits of strawberries. Knowing this, breeders are working on breeding varieties, which as soon as possible begin to enter into fruiting. A gift of Italian selection was the strawberry Clery. Description of the variety suggests that it not only produces fruit early, but has excellent taste. This combination has already been appreciated by domestic strawberry producers and expanded their collections with a novelty.
Varietic characteristics of Clery
Does a foreigner have flaws? The description of the strawberry variety Clery, on the contrary, speaks about the many advantages of this wonderful plant:
- Bright red, rich color attracts berries with its glossy surface. The cone-shaped form has a slightly elongated shape. All berries - the correct form. The density of the fruit is preserved due to the strong and elastic skin, behind which hides a very juicy flesh with a sweet rich flavor. Strawberry has a mild flavor. The average weight of the berries reaches 30 g, the weight of large fruits reaches 45 g. Note: the high density of the pulp ensures the long shelf life of the fruits of Clery after harvesting and their successful transportation.
- Yield is average. From Clery very high productivity can not wait. But with a friendly ripening, stable fruiting and an ideal presentation, she will pleasantly surprise her owners.
- Variety early fruiting. In terms of ripening exceeds the Alba variety, Honey is almost two weeks, but inferior to the super early varieties. Olbia ripens a week earlier than Clery. The flowering period falls on the beginning of May for the middle band.
- Bushes are tall, have a round shape, compact. The leafiness is average. The leaves are bright green with a glossy sheen.
- Peduncles powerful, fairly pubescent, located at the level of the leaves. In the first year of fruiting, the bush produces a small amount of peduncles, about about 4 pieces.
- Ripening berries occurs gradually. Fruits begin to stain on the sepal. When fully matured, the tip becomes completely red. Most of the berries have a marketable appearance, so there is almost no substandard residue.
- Co-education is very high. One mother shrub is able to give more than 25 copies of seedlings.
- The period of active recoil bush - 4 years. Maximum fructification occurs in the third year, and in the subsequent period productivity decreases. Varietal quality of the plant degenerates.
The Kleri strawberry variety is suitable for industrial and amateur breeding in the continental climate of Europe. Not very whimsical, relatively resistant to major diseases of strawberries.
Caring for strawberries properly
This variety does not need special care. The main thing is that the acquired seedlings be healthy: the seedlings should be chosen with well-developed root branching, there should be no spots on the leaves.
Note: The variety responds quickly to the spread of the disease among seedlings. Several infected seedlings will become a threat to the entire site.
It is advisable to choose a bed for strawberries where corn, carrots, cucumber, cabbage, and beets have already grown. Interesting experience of the Dutch manufacturers, who use marigolds as a siderata. The root system of these colors stands out a lot of phytoncides and alkaloids. They have a depressing effect on pathogens. And most importantly, the nematode disappears! For strawberry is the best option.
During the growing season, it is necessary to loosen the soil, carry out timely weeding and implement preventive measures against pests and diseases in time.
When transplanting the apical bud should be placed above the ground surface. The main reason for the death of the kidney - a deep landing. The root system is straightened before being dug into the soil.
Strawberries do not tolerate thickened planting. The optimal distance between the bushes is 30 cm. A closer location will lead to poor development of green mass, the bush will not give full-fledged bushes, and the berries are crushed.
During the growing season it is better to get rid of excess mustache on time so that the bush can fully develop and give a good harvest. Fruit ripening will be faster for half a month if the garden is planted on black agrofibre. Bushes grow well on mulch coatings. In the aisle is to place the straw, it must be done before flowering. So the crop will remain clean, and the weeds will not have a chance to grow.
For novice gardeners, this is the ideal variety, since plant care is minimal.
The nuances of agricultural engineering
- The variety is self-pollinated, suitable for cultivation both in open ground and in greenhouse conditions.
- Well adapted for cultivation in central Russia, Ukraine, Belarus. The northern cold regions of the Urals are less suitable, as this is an early variety of short daylight hours.
- It showed itself excellently in the open field, received positive reviews for growing in greenhouses, under agrofibre.
- The plant needs a long rest period. Growing seedlings more efficiently in the cassette way, the free technology gives not so good results.
- In industrial cultivation, a two-year cycle is relevant, sometimes one-year cultivation occurs. Such a seemingly irrational decision is fully justified by the fact that the costs of carrying out preventive measures and treatment for diseases are reduced. After all, the greater the age of the bushes, the more likely the probability of disease is increasing. With this technology, there is no need to spend time on autumn sanitation, thinning uterine bushes. For amateur gardeners, these aspects are not fundamental, but on the scale of large farms the difference is palpable.
About planting strawberries in detail
Clery - a variety of KSD, so it is advisable to plant in the middle of August. In flower buds, the bookmark occurs during the light day. To make the next year’s strawberry a good crop, it must be given time to take root, go through the adaptation period and have time to prepare for the dormancy stage. At such dates of planting, spring stalks begin to advance earlier. Their number is greater than during the September landing.
The size of the berries in the first year is slightly smaller, but the amount is good. With the September planting, the picture is the opposite: less quantity with a large berry. In addition, the first year of development, the bush spends energy on building up green mass, developing the root system. Experienced gardeners most often remove first-sprout flower stalks in order to give the bush to grow strong and develop well.
The September landing is less justified, this also applies to frigo. In both cases, the formation of flower buds does not fully occur.
Note: we take seedlings from the first rosette of the mother plant. The fourth and the fifth differ in low productivity, they take root for a very long time.
It tolerates development on sandy soils, but needs feeding. It is possible to maintain a proper level of yield, if you make microelements in chelate form, apply NPK complex, apply Vuxal-type, Growth concentrate.
It tolerates periods of drought well, however, with drip irrigation, seedlings are taken together, increasing plant productivity. Still, seedlings are better planted on ridges in regions where there is no terrible heat and drought.
The agrospan cover will help to speed up the process of ripening the crop for almost half a month, and tunneling is also effective.
In winter, to avoid icing of the root system, plants are warmed with corn, straw, chips, or shelters of the type of spunbond. For the middle band, enhanced measures are not required, just a single layer of shelter no more than 60 microns is sufficient.
Reviews of practitioners on grade Clery
Reviews gardeners largely confirm the characteristics of strawberry Clery. There is no discrepancy in the opinion about the taste qualities - the berries are sweet, some even say that they are too sweet, sometimes there is a slight sourness.
Yield within the average is also a characteristic feature of the variety. But beautiful, regular shape and delicious berries compensate for this nuance.
Practically all gardeners note the excellent transportability of this strawberry.
Regarding breeding. Shrubs abound with whiskers, so the plant provides more than enough seed material.
As you can see, the advantages of this early variety are much greater than the disadvantages. Amateur gardeners and farmers can safely replenish their collection with a new instance.
Watering is an important part of garden strawberry care. The soil near the bushes should always be moist, but not moist. In wet weather, it is important to water the bushes as needed, loosening the soil immediately after moistening. Clery is a drought resistant variety, but this feature should not be abused. But much calmer themselves can feel those who have the opportunity to come to the country only on weekends. Watering these days will be enough even in the case of dry weather.
Watering from the watering can around the bush is good when it is sunny
Watering garden strawberries can be from a watering can - it is very convenient if you have small beds. If the irrigated area is more - the hose will help. This method does not require large physical costs, but does not evenly distribute moisture and can cause damage to the bushes with a strong head. In addition, the plants will be watered by no means warm water (if taken from a well or a well), which garden strawberries love so much.
Drip irrigation allows you to evenly saturate the plants with moisture at a time while you are far from your site. This system is quite reliable, but costly. Alternatively, sprinkling can be used.
Garden strawberries are very responsive to top dressing - its fruits, as well as with good watering, become larger and sweeter, and the yield increases.
Strawberry Clery is from Italy. The first copies were obtained in 1996, and in 1998 the variety was patented. Currently Clery is very popular in Europe, where it is grown both in open ground and in hotbeds. In Russia, this variety is much less common, it is not regionalized and is grown only by amateurs.
Photo Strawberry Clery
Features of growing strawberries Clery
The Clery variety is planted according to the 40 × 60 cm scheme. Since full fruiting occurs only in the second year of cultivation, a compacted strawberry planting in the first year does not make sense. Productivity from this will not increase, and the bushes transplanted from thickened plantings, the next year will not give a good harvest.
The best planting time for Clery strawberries is mid-August. In this variety, flower buds are laid at a decreasing bottom and decreasing temperatures. When the seedlings are planted in spring, the flower buds are laid very little, and next year the harvest will be extremely low. If you plant Clery in September, she will not have time to get stronger before the cold weather and can freeze out in winter. If the bushes perezimuyut, the yield will be very small.
Clary plants are planted only in sunny places, because the taste of berries deteriorates in the shade, they become smaller.
Here is a strawberry.
With a lack of sun in the berries acid appears. If during fruiting there is cloudy weather, the strawberry becomes sour. But as soon as the weather gets better, the taste of the fruit improves significantly. Even at half of the red fruit begins the accumulation of sugars. A very strong dependence of strawberry flavor on sunlight and heat is a feature of the variety Clery.
Strawberries of this variety tolerate drought well, but in dry weather they irrigate 3 times a week. If during the fruiting period there is a dry but cloudy weather, then in order to somewhat improve the taste of the berries, 4-5 days before harvesting, watering is stopped. Then the sugar content in the fruit increases slightly. But, nevertheless, in such conditions it will not be possible to get a completely sweet berry. For the full disclosure of taste Clery need the sun. In rainy weather, the soil must be loosened.
This strawberry variety is very soil-tolerant, it can grow even on sandy soils, but the taste qualities are significantly affected. Strawberries become tasteless, there are no sugars or acids. On strongly carbonate soils, the leaves become light green, and chlorosis may appear.
Strong strawberry leaves become light green on highly carbonate soils.
This is due to the fact that due to a strongly alkaline soil reaction, the roots cannot assimilate the batteries.
Feeding is carried out 2 times per season. In July they bring organic matter (chicken dung, rotted manure, grass fertilizer, humates). In the spring, immediately after the snow melts, ash or full complex fertilizer with trace elements is applied. On alkaline soils, organo-mineral microfertilizers are introduced for better absorption of the elements. They differ from the usual in that the trace elements are enclosed in an organic shell (chelate form), so that plants do not have problems with their assimilation.
In the southern regions of strawberries winters without shelter. In the middle lane, bushes for the winter are covered with warming materials (straw, sawdust, needles) or lightly sprinkled with earth, otherwise there may be significant attacks in the spring.
Strawberries are quite resistant to diseases, but if diseased specimens appear on the plantation, even of a different variety, then Clery is massively affected by the disease. Therefore, if signs of disease, even if isolated, appear on the plot, it is better to immediately remove diseased bushes than to lose the whole variety at a time.
Breeds with a mustache from the bushes of the second year of cultivation.
Clery strawberries can produce high quality berries in the southern regions of the country, where summer is sunny and hot, and the number of cloudy days is minimal. In these areas, the variety can be grown for both personal and commercial purposes.
In more northern areas, where there is less sun and heat, it is grown in garden beds by amateur gardeners. To sell a variety in these conditions, it is necessary to keep it under film or in a greenhouse (if only the entrepreneur values his reputation and does not sell a beautiful-looking, but sour berry).
Reviews of clery from krasnodar krai
The variety is really worthy! Attractive appearance of berries, good taste and just gives a huge amount of mustache. This year, seated himself, and the surplus sold on the market. One of the passers-by remarked: “Clery is SUPER, I multiply it too!”
The variety Clerie very often noted low yields. But if you carefully read the description of the variety, I concluded that the positive economic component when growing Clary should be done not on the amount of the harvested crop, but on growing strawberries in tunnels and greenhouses. The variety does not need bees. It is possible to carry out such an experience after the new year to plant Clery bushes from the site to plant in pots or p / sleeves with soil and set in a heated room and in the end of February and early March get Strawberry harvest. Labor costs for harvesting less, but due to the early sale of first-class berries, the amount of sales is more. Ultimately, the profitability of growing this variety more.