The Clery strawberry was bred in Italy by the Matzioni Group in 1998. Gentle, sweet taste, versatility of berries, their transportability makes the variety indispensable for summer residents. Below in the article will be described the characteristics of this species, its advantages, disadvantages, especially the cultivation, care and control of pests and diseases.
Description varieties Clery
The strawberry variety of early ripening period, already in the middle of May, with proper climatic conditions, it is possible to harvest the first crop. The greatest fruiting is observed from the bushes 2 years of life. The term of abundant fruiting does not exceed 4 years, then the bushes are replaced.
Clery strawberry has large berries up to 40 grams
Grows vigorous, spreading, but compact bush. Stems are high, mustache quite a lot. The leaves are dark green, shiny, dense and large. Flowers appear in early May, they are resistant to late frost, so you should not be afraid for their safety. In the first year on each bush there will be no more than 2-3 flower stalks, in the second the quantity increases at least 2 times.
Strawberry variety Clery has very large berries, up to 40 grams, all equal in size and shape, as if from the picture. Color red saturated, when fully ripe, with a glossy shine. The taste is sweet, juicy with a pronounced strawberry flavor. The flesh is also red in color with white, contrasting stripes in the core.
Due to the density of the berries, they can be stored for a long time, transported over long distances, so the variety is very popular in the marketing of products. Also, garden strawberries suitable for fresh use, canning, freezing.
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The merits of strawberries varieties Clery made her a favorite variety of many gardeners in different countries of Europe and Asia, even in America, they gladly grow overseas species.
- Early growth allows gardeners to start earning strawberries later in the middle of May, which later varieties replace.
- The berries are very beautiful, so they are suitable for sale.
Grown in open field or in greenhouses
- Differs in frost resistance and drought resistance. On average, bushes withstand temperatures down to -16 degrees. Therefore, most often the plant is grown in the southern regions or simply mulch (cover) for the winter.
- It has an excellent immune system. According to the manufacturer, even strawberry mold is not scary!
- It is grown in open ground or in greenhouses.
What are the disadvantages?
Numerous reviews of strawberries speak for the most part in its favor, but in addition to the positive qualities, Clery has drawbacks.
- The yield of the variety depends on the place of cultivation and the quality of care. At home, up to 290 centners is harvested per hectare, and in colder countries, the fruit can hardly be enough for sale or canning, that is, one thing.
At home, up to 290 centners of strawberries are harvested per hectare
- In the first year after planting the plant, fruiting poorly.
- Sometimes diseases of mass character can be observed. If they are not resolved in the early stages, the entire plantation will be lost.
- The quality of taste and aroma depends on the type of soil and climate. The plant grows anywhere, but only with an abundance of heat and the sun can give a sweet, sugary berry with a refined taste.
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Strawberry varieties of Clery are usually propagated with antennae. She gives them in abundance - 30 pieces / bush. To get enough seedlings for a year, you just need to leave 2-3 bush for reproduction. All flower stalks are removed from them, and the antennae are allowed to grow freely. Already in autumn, before winter or in early spring, you can plant new planting material to update the garden bed.
Between the rows you need to leave 50 70 cm, and between the bushes 20-35 cm
Considering the Italian origin, the Clery strawberry requires an abundance of light and heat, so the landing area should be well lit, even without faint or walking shadows from the trees. Otherwise, taste may deteriorate. In terms of soil is not picky.
Between the individual rows, you must leave about 50-70 cm to make it comfortable to walk, and strawberry bushes are planted at a distance of 20-35 cm from each other. Fertilizer is laid in the wells, or the soil is fertilized in advance, then seedlings are put in, roots are straightened and buried in the ground.
The main task in the care of strawberries, is a fragment of a mustache. If this is not done all the forces of the bush will be allowed for reproduction, not fruiting, which is why inexperienced gardeners and gardeners lose strawberry yields. Antennae break off or clipped as soon as they appear. To do this, once every 2-3 days to pass between the beds looking through the bushes.
In addition, it is necessary to carry out timely watering and loosening of the soil, to remove weeds in time so as not to interfere with the growth of the crop. The soil can be mulched, if desired, but this is not an obligatory procedure.
What kind of diseases and pests to fear?
Remedies for diseases and pests of strawberries
Occasionally chlorosis can be observed on Cleri variety strawberries. The reason for the appearance is always the same - the lack of nutrients. In order to prevent the appearance of a problem, the plant is fertilized in time and fed throughout the whole year. In case of any kind of spotting, Anthracol, Ridomil-Gold or Switch are used. These are the most effective means.
Of the pests should beware of strawberry mite, weevil and aphids. From the last two will help in the early stages and folk remedies. It is easy to get rid of the first solution of "Colloidal sulfur" or "Karbofos".
It is important to note that the Clery strawberry is susceptible to mass disease, in case of infection of at least one bush. Therefore, when planting each bush is carefully inspected, and during the care you need to make sure that no diseases and pests attack the plant, flowers or berries. At the first signs of illness, during any period of vegetation, it is important to immediately treat the bush with any available means, to at least reduce the risk of spreading the problem, and then completely eradicate it.