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Every year, breeders bring out new varieties of strawberries that can withstand severe frosts and at the same time give a good harvest. One of these promising varieties is the Vicoda strawberry.
- Variety characteristic
- Preparing the soil for planting
- Features of growing the variety Vicoda
- Care of Vicoda strawberries
Characteristics of the variety
Vicoda is a noble strawberry variety, the result of the work of Dutch breeders. It is maximally adapted for growing in harsh climatic conditions: frost-resistant, but does not like extreme heat, which badly affects the berries.
Ripening of berries begins in the second half of July. The berries are large, comb-shaped, dark red in color, weighing up to 70 grams. The fruit is juicy, sweet, dense in consistency.
Preparing the soil for planting
This variety is not capricious in the choice of soil, but the yield of strawberries directly envy from it. In order for it to grow and bear fruit well, the acidity of the soil must be within the pH range of 5.0–6.5. To do this, you need to know several important points:
- 5 kg of organic fertilizers and 40 grams of mineral fertilizers are applied per 1 square meter;
- the site is dug up, thus mixing the top dressing;
- the soil is allowed to rest for up to 2 - 3 days.
Features of growing the variety Vicoda
Strawberry Vikoda is planted in compliance with all the rules for planting garden strawberries. This variety loves:
- Bright areas
- Abundant watering
Seedlings are planted in early spring or late August - September. You should not delay planting, as this can affect the yield and frost resistance of strawberries.
Before planting Vikoda, at a distance of 50 - 60 cm from each other, it is necessary to form small grooves that will be used for watering. Further, small holes are formed, 15 - 20 cm deep.
Experienced gardeners recommend shortening the roots of this variety a little, leaving only 5 - 6 cm in order to stimulate the development of lateral roots and protect the bush from pests.
At the dug hole, water is poured, the plant sits down. One important point should be taken into account: the roots of Vicoda should be located freely, not bend and be closely covered with a ball of earth. This is done so that the seedling takes root faster.
Care of Vicoda strawberries
To get a good harvest, you need to regularly care for strawberries.
Spring care includes:
- loosening the soil;
- feeding the plant with nitrogen fertilizers at the beginning of spring, mineral fertilizers in the middle, organic fertilizers at the end.
- weed removal;
- watering 1 - 2 times a week, depending on soil moisture and air temperature;
- adding sawdust or sand during the formation of fruits;
- fertilization before flowering with a solution of water and potassium sulfate;
- top dressing after harvesting with wood ash.
In autumn you need:
- trim off old leaves and weak whiskers;
- if the root of the strawberry is visible, then it must be sprinkled with earth;
- application of mineral fertilizers;
- mulching with sawdust. Only you cannot sprinkle the plant bush itself.
This variety is not afraid of winter. A good ball of snow will be an excellent protection for the plant from severe frosts.
Rules for planting garden strawberries