It's hard to argue with the love of strawberries - no wonder this berry is considered one of the most delicious and best-selling in the world. That's just care is not the easiest - the berry for the lazy it can not be called. But busy gardeners and gardeners burdened with a bunch of other worries dream of a variety that, at least, would be resistant to many troubles, and whose bushes could not be processed several times during a season with different chemicals.
Perhaps one of the varieties that meet this requirement is the relatively recently developed strawberry variety Bereginya, the reviews on which, together with the photo and its description, can help you decide whether it is suitable for your specific conditions or not. The advantages of this variety of strawberries - even more than enough, there are also disadvantages, so it is important to weigh the pros and cons and understand exactly what you want in the first place from strawberries.
History of creation
Strawberry Bereginya owes its birth to a group of breeders led by S.D. Aitzhanova, working at the Kokinsky stronghold of VSTISP, operating on the basis of the Bryansk Agricultural Academy. Parents of this variety were the famous Nightingale - also the fruit of the creation of SD. Aitzhanova, known for its resistance to almost all the main misfortunes that haunt strawberries (frosts, winter thaws, diseases, pests), and Induk is a Dutch variety that can boast of its good yields. Strawberry Bereginya successfully combined the basic parental qualities, which aroused great interest among amateur gardeners and professionals.Comment! After a lengthy trial, in 2012, Bereginya was included in the State Register of Russia’s breeding achievements after long trials.
It was zoned only in the Central Federal District, but this variety of strawberries was gladly grown in the territory from the Krasnodar Territory to the Bryansk Region and even in the Urals and in Siberia.
Strawberry Bereginya refers to the type of traditional strawberries of a short day, not remontant, that is, ripening only once per season.
She has rather late flowering and ripening, berries start to ripen only from the end of June - in July.
Bushes of the average sizes have a semi-sprawling form and dense foliage. Medium-sized mustache of a pinkish shade are formed in a significant amount, so that breeding problems in this variety are not expected.
Medium sized shiny leaves have a light green color, weak ribbing and medium wrinkling. They have weak pubescence. Cloves leaves wide, obtuse. Leaf petioles are medium in size, more pubescent than leaves. Stipules long, wide, green.
Medium in thickness, densely pubescent peduncles located at the level of the leaves. The flowers are white, non-twisted, medium-sized, differ in obeyopolosty. Multi-flowered inflorescence, compact.
Bereginya strawberry has a rather high yield: on average, 350-400 grams of berries can be harvested from one bush. In the second year, the yield even increases and is about 600 grams per bush. For farmers, it will be interesting to estimate the yield per hectare, which ranges from 15 to 30 tons of berries. A large variation of indicators is determined by climatic factors and growing conditions.Important! It is noteworthy that Beregini berries in the process of ripening practically do not shrink, unlike many other varieties of strawberries. In this respect, only the Tsarina variety can compare with it.
The variety has a high frost resistance, can not only withstand frosty winters without special shelters, but what is even worse, thaw in the middle of winter. When after almost zero temperatures frosts come again. Since the buds of Berehini wake up late, she does not have time to wake up during the thaw. Frost resistance is estimated by a frost freezing factor of 1-1.5.
Bereginya strawberry is distinguished by the highest resistance to fungal diseases of leaves from a variety of domestic varieties. It also resists verticillary wilting and strawberry mites well.
In wet summer, strawberries can be greatly affected by gray rot, so the author of this variety itself recommends Bereginya more strawberries for cultivation in the southern regions, where gray rot is rare. In temperate latitudes, it is necessary to maintain sufficient distance between the bushes to ensure their airing. It is also advisable to mulch the planting and aisle with special black agrofiber or straw.
And resistance to dry conditions, and heat resistance in this variety of strawberries are very high.
Characteristics of berries
The following characteristics are characteristic of the fruits of the strawberry variety Bereginya:
- The shape of the berries correct dull-conical, without a neck.
- The berries of this variety can not be called giant, but they are not small either: on average, the weight of one berry is about 12-14 grams. In particularly favorable conditions, the weight of the berries reaches 25-26 grams.
- The color of the berries of Beregini is orange-red, they have a brilliant surface.
- The flesh is juicy, dense, red, without pronounced voids in the center of the berry.
- The berries have a rich sweet-sour taste with the aroma of wild strawberries. Professional tasting assessment of fresh berries is 4.5 points.
- The berries contain: sugars - 5.7%, ascorbic acid - 79 mg / 100 g, acids - 0.8%.
- Due to the density of the berries, they are well stored and freely subject to transportation.
- The purpose of the berries is also quite universal - one can create many sweet dishes, including preparing them for the winter. Berries can be frozen and, of course, eat directly from the bush.
Advantages and disadvantages
It should be noted the following advantages of strawberry Bereginya:
- High taste and product quality - a harmonious taste goes well with a good berry density.
- Good size of the berries, besides, retain their size by the end of fruiting.
- Good yield.
- There are no problems with reproduction - many whiskers are formed, sockets are well accustomed.
- Good frost resistance and winter hardiness.
- High resistance to major pests and diseases of strawberries.
Among the shortcomings can be noted only susceptibility to the disease of berries gray mold in wet weather conditions.
Gardeners leave mostly favorable reviews about this variety of strawberries. Many people like the appearance and attractive appearance of the berries, and their taste and aroma. Disease resistance can reduce or even negate the number of treatments, which frees both time and effort.Boris, 49 years old, Orenburg Region I have been growing strawberries for many years. I heard a couple of years ago about a new variety of strawberries, bred by Aitzhanova, - Bereginya. She, that no grade, then a pearl. I decided to try how he would behave in my conditions. The variety is wonderful in many ways. It ripens quite late, at the very end of June - when almost all the strawberries have already departed, but remontant varieties have not yet ripened. The berries are all one-to-one, of fairly decent size, beautiful and, most importantly, the taste is truly sweet. Although mild acidity is also present, so that the berry does not seem cloying. Resistance to leaf diseases in the Bereginya variety is very good, and the tick is not interested in it, but there are problems with gray mold. Apparently, because of the low peduncles, the throughput of the berries is reduced. But I plant bushes in two lines in a staggered manner, keeping a distance of at least 35-40 cm between the plants, since there are many leaves on the bushes and it is impossible to give them thickening. Between the rows I leave 50-70 cm. I have this berry for sale, and the grandchildren actively savor it, and for the winter it remains for jam and freeze.
Oleg, 52 years old, Lipetsk region. People in the market prefer light varieties of strawberries and with gloss. To the dark are somehow suspicious. I tried several years ago to grow Bereginu, San Andreas and Linos. Linos looks good, but not tasty at all. San Andreas, when light, then sour, and if it darkens, it will be sweeter - they are no longer taken on the market. And Bereginya showed itself well, resistant to ticks, and the berry is tasty and beautiful, but almost all rotted. Even phytosporin did not help. It may be that it makes sense to grow it for those who have no damp at all on the site. Refused all these varieties.Evgenia, 34, Bashkortostan Klubnik Bereginya has been living with me for more than a year. It is quite possible to grow it for high yields. The berries are very juicy, tasty and insanely fragrant. At the same time, they are wonderful for transportation. Cons, of course, too. For example, something that matures late. If there is not much space on the plot, and you want to try strawberries early, it is better to look at other varieties.
Elizaveta, 48 years old, Tula region I really liked the strawberry variety Bereginya. Plants are very unpretentious in growing, they tolerate heat well with drought in summer and cold in winter. None of my 20 bushes went missing in winter, although I did not make any special shelters. Sores on the bushes and berries, I also did not particularly observed. The treatment is normal, like all strawberries, and the yield is really good. And the berries are really tasty and fragrant, but it happens that the strawberries are beautiful on the outside, but there is no taste.
Strawberry Bereginya will allow many gardeners to get a harvest of sweet and juicy berries, even in low-mid-latitude Russia. With the initial observance of all the rules of planting and care, it will not require any extra efforts and excessive care from you, but it will please you with a good harvest.