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Strawberry Queen Elizabeth: variety description, photos, reviews

Strawberry Queen Elizabeth: variety description, photos, reviews


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Strawberries and strawberries have always been grown by gardeners of the south and central Russia. In recent years, it has moved to the area of ​​risky farming. If earlier ordinary varieties were planted, then in recent years they increasingly prefer breeding ones. Russian scientists are working to improve productivity and taste.

One of the varieties is the remontant strawberry Elizaveta 2. This variety belongs to breeders from the Donskoy nursery. They took it out in 2001, and two years later, strawberries settled in summer cottages and on farmers' plantations.

Description

Strawberries Elizabeth 2, according to the description of the variety, photos and reviews (sometimes called strawberries), have obvious advantages.

It stands out among its relatives:

  1. Powerful spreading bushes with emerald green leaves.
  2. Large berries that form in place of white flowers with a pronounced yellow core. Weight of dense, "varnished" fruits up to 50 grams. If you skillfully reduce the fruiting wave and follow agricultural techniques, you can get larger berries - 65 g. In strawberries of the Liza variety (as gardeners affectionately call it), record-holders reach a weight of 100 grams.
  3. Bright red, asymmetrical berries with a lumpy cone. They are sweet to taste, with a honey aroma.

Characteristics

This remontant strawberry (strawberry) has many advantages, which makes it attractive to gardeners. Although there are some disadvantages too. Let's take a look at the table.

prosMinuses
The most productive variety, because the remontant strawberry Liza yields in waves up to five times per season. Up to 1.5 kg of berries are harvested from one bush, and up to 12 kg from a square of plantings.High temperatures negatively affect growth. Prolonged rains make the berries watery, unsweetened.
The high yield of the harvest attracts not only private traders, but also farmers, since up to 6 bushes of high-quality strawberries Elizabeth 2 can be planted on one square meter. It turns out that with a minimum area, you can get high yields.Strawberry Elizabeth 2 needs a planting update in 2 years: the berries are getting smaller.
Early growing season allows you to get the first berries in the month of May. As a rule, fresh berries are in great demand at this time.Liza has a good yield of the crop only on fertile soils with timely feeding.
Long fruiting period - berries are harvested before frost.Variety bushes are low, substrate or mulching is required.
Elizabeth 2 has a pronounced remontance - fruiting: 2-5 times with a little rest. The harvest can be obtained in the first year.
The Elizaveta 2 variety is resistant to many strawberry diseases.
The plant is able to withstand high frosts. In central Russia, light shelter is required; in the zone of risky farming, it is necessary to insulate.
Strawberry Elizabeth has a long shelf life. Stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to one and a half weeks. Does not wrinkle when transported over long distances.
Dense berries do not lose their shape when cooked. Good bright red fruits in jam, compotes and freezing.

As you can see, strawberry Elizabeth 2, based on the description of the variety, has drawbacks, but they are insignificant, they are compensated by the ease of care, a high yield of berries.

Methods for obtaining planting material

Since Queen Elizabeth 2 strawberries need frequent replacement, gardeners are interested in breeding methods. After all, buying seedlings in nurseries or via mail is a costly business.

How can you get Lisa's strawberry planting material:

  • seeds;
  • mustache;
  • dividing the bush.

Seed method

This is the most time consuming method. First, sowing strawberry seeds to get a harvest in the first year takes about six months. Secondly, you will have to dive and care for the seedlings.

Strawberry seeds Elizabeth 2 are very small. They must not be buried in the soil. Before sowing, the soil is well watered, compacted and seeds are sprinkled on it. The box must be covered with glass and placed on a light warm windowsill. Strawberry shoots appear in two to three weeks. Bushes with one real leaf must be dived. They are planted in open ground with the onset of stable heat. By this time, the seedling of strawberries Elizabeth 2 should have 3-4 leaves.

Warning! With the seed method of propagation at home, the characteristics of the variety are not always preserved.

Outlets

The type of remontant strawberry Elizabeth 2 can be propagated well with a mustache. They choose the most productive bushes, sprinkle the mustache with outlined rosettes with soil. After a while, they will take root, you can transplant to a permanent place at the end of July. Immediately throws out peduncles. This method allows you to get the harvest quickly and at no cost. A small number of seedlings can be obtained from the mother bush, since the number of whiskers on the Queen Elizabeth 2 strawberry is limited.

Advice! To avoid stress when transplanting strawberries, experienced gardeners root mustache rosettes (see photo) in pots.

By dividing the bush rosettes

When replacing plantings, biennial strawberry bushes Elizabeth 2 can be used as mother plants. Those that match the description, have clear signs of the variety and a powerful root system are chosen. You need to work carefully so as not to damage the roots with a sharp knife. Strawberry strips, as in the photo, are immediately planted in the ground.

Great Berry Queen Elizabeth 2:

Care rules

Priming

Strawberry Queen Elizabeth 2 loves fertile, neutral soil. On loams, too, it works well.

The bed for the berries is prepared in advance, peat, humus, and mineral fertilizer are added. Kemir is most often used: 80 grams is enough for two square meters. You can fertilize the soil for Elizabeth 2 strawberries with mullein (1:10), chicken droppings (1:20). Wood ash must be added without fail.

Landing

The planting material is placed in a groove to a depth of 15 cm, the root system is straightened, and covered with earth from above. As a rule, row spacings should be within 70 cm, and Elizabeth 2 bushes at a distance of 30 to 35 cm.Although some gardeners leave a gap of 26 cm between outlets.

Attention! The top of the strawberry rosette must not be buried. There is a mark in red on the photo.

The planting scheme for Elizabeth strawberries can be seen in the photo.

After planting, it is advisable to mulch the soil under the strawberry bushes with straw, peat, compost or cover it with a black non-woven material.

Traditionally, plants are planted in ridges, but many gardeners write in reviews about unusual planting methods in various containers, using the ampel method of growing the Queen Elizabeth strawberry variety.

Strawberries of the Elizaveta variety in large flower pots feel good. In this case, the plant can be brought into the house in the fall, where it will continue to bear fruit successfully throughout the winter.

Watering and feeding

When growing remontant strawberries Elizabeth 2, you should know that this is a berry of sunny beds. Water the bushes after 2-3 days. He loves water, but roots quickly rot in swampy soil. Watering can only be done under sprinkling or from a watering can with a fine mesh.

Warning! Do not use a hose for irrigation: the aggressive pressure of water erodes the roots.

If the soil under the strawberry plantings is mulched or covered with non-woven material, the number of waterings is reduced to a minimum. Time is saved on loosening and weeding: weeds cannot break through the cover.

To get a rich harvest from strawberry beds, you need to take care of the timely nutrition of the plants. Strawberry Queen Elizabeth is demanding on nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium. Every 14 days, you need to feed at the root with any of these fertilizers: agrophos, sodium or calcium nitrate, superphosphate, organic matter, herbal infusions and wood ash.

The Elizaveta variety responds well to foliar feeding, especially during the fruiting period. Here are the options:

  1. Boric acid (1 g) is diluted in warm water, 2 g of potassium nitrate and potassium permanganate per liter jar.
  2. Pour one glass of wood ash into a container and pour 1000 ml of boiling water. After the infusion has cooled, strain it and sprinkle with Elizabeth 2 strawberries.
  3. Dissolve 1 kg of raw yeast in five liters of warm water. After 24 hours, 0.5 liters of the starter culture is poured into 10 liters of water. When spraying, we moisten all parts of the plant.

Attention! Foliar feeding of strawberries can be carried out with the preparations Ovary, Agros, Rubin, Epin.

It is better to work in the evening so as not to burn the leaves.

Testimonials

Alena, 28 years old, Yaroslavl

For a long time we have been growing garden strawberries Queen Elizabeth 2. The variety is distinguished by an early return of the harvest, overwinters well. We begin to collect berries from May to early October. The taste is excellent. What I like most is that strawberries don't get sick.

Irina, 41 years old, Biysk

Strawberry farming is my hobby. I already had 8 different varieties. Two years ago I bought seedlings of the Elizaveta variety in the nursery for testing. So you think: my early varieties are unmatched in taste and size. This summer I will multiply and plant several beds.

Ignat, 36 years old, Astrakhan

They praise, praise Elizabeth, but I did not like it. Large, but tasteless. The wife put everything on the compote. I will not plant any more.

Lyudmila, 25 years old, Krasnoyarsk Territory

I bought Elizabeth bushes in April, the children tasted the first berries in early July. It was difficult to drive them out of the beds, as well as the birds. It was not possible to reproduce in large numbers, since the mustache is insignificant and short. While this is not bad, thickened plantings are more likely to get sick.

Valentina, 34 years old, Barnaul

In the first year, there were few berries, and the taste was not entirely pleasant. But my husband and I decided to leave. The next year, Elizabeth's strawberries gave a good harvest. The taste of the berries corresponded to the description and characteristics. It's good that they didn't throw it away.

Maxim, 44 years old, Severobaikalsk

Bought two years ago strawberry seeds Elizabeth 2. There were 10 seeds in a bag, three hatched. The seedlings grew healthy, the strawberries did not hurt when transplanted. Beginning to bear fruit early, the harvest is excellent. Now we multiply with a mustache.

Mikhail, 46 years old, Bryansk

Two years ago, we bought 5 Elizabeth saplings. They released flower stalks, the berries were large. But the taste was not so hot. First, the berries crunchy on the teeth. Secondly, no honey aroma was felt. They complained to a neighbor from whom they bought seedlings. It turned out that they themselves were to blame - they did not feed the strawberries. The next year, they did everything according to the rules. The result is large, fragrant berries. Let's not refuse, let it grow for a change.


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