Strawberries ... like apples
Marshal. The bushes are beautiful, powerful, give a lot of mustaches with sockets. Large leaves reliably protect berries from birds. The advantage of this variety is drought tolerance. In addition, it is resistant to frost, disease and pests, productive. Berries are well transported.
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Gigantella Maxim. Perhaps the largest medium-late Dutch variety. The fruit mass can reach more than 100 g, with the main harvest - 40-60 g. There are no small ones. Very sweet, taste like pineapple. When ripe, they begin to blush from the inside, do not touch the ground. You cannot confuse the appearance of a berry with any others. They have large prominent seeds. Well transported. Bushes are powerful, leaves are large, 30 cm wide, mustaches and peduncles are thick. Unlike Marshall, this variety is very fond of water. If other varieties must be transplanted to another place once every several years, then Gigantella Maxim is perennial. It reproduces well.
Cardinal. Very transportable variety. Berries can reach 80 g, sweet, with dense pulp, beautiful, shiny, cherry-colored, with golden seeds, perfectly stored. The peculiarity of this variety is that they are crispy, like apples. When falling, they are practically not damaged. The variety can produce crops twice a year - in June and early autumn. The bushes are large, but sparse, the leaves are also large, glossy, folded in a boat. Young rosettes take root for a long time, and for better root formation, inflorescences are removed from them. Rosettes that bloomed and fructified are no longer suitable for rooting.
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Queen Elizabeth 2. Also a very popular repair grade. Very fruitful. Even in August-September it gives a full-fledged crop of large berries. The fruits are large, some up to 100 g, but the average weight is 25–40 g, with dense, juicy, sweet and sour flesh. Universal use: non-digestible, suitable for freezing.
The variety is especially popular today. Chamorora Turusi.
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But no matter what variety you choose, remember that high yields and large berries can be achieved only with constant care of the plantings. Berries weighing up to 100 g are single even in large-fruited varieties, so you should not expect that the whole crop will be gigantic in size, since there is such a thing as average weight.
In addition, you should not rely only on large-fruited varieties. Usually, medium-fruited ones are also grown along with them, since the latter are not only not inferior in yield, but often surpass them.