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Strawberry Malvina

Strawberry Malvina


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Every summer resident dreams of extending the strawberry consumption season. This tasty and healthy berry always comes in handy on the table, and is good in blanks. Not so long ago, a variety appeared in Germany that is ready to fulfill this dream. This is the Malvina strawberry variety. Created in 2010 by German breeder Peter Stoppel, this berry completes the strawberry season of single-fruiting strawberries, and finishes it off with shine, as Malvina strawberries are surprisingly good not only in appearance, but also in taste.

Reviews of summer residents about her are only enthusiastic, and to find out more about her, let's look at her photo and read the description of the Malvina strawberry variety.

Features of the variety

  • Ripens very late. Depending on the region of cultivation, fruiting can begin from late June to mid-July.
  • The fruiting period is extended and can range from 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the weather. In hot and sunny summers, delicious berries ripen faster.
  • The shape of the berries is very beautiful, slightly resembles a heart, and the color is special. At the stage of technical maturity, it is no different from other varieties, but when fully ripe, it becomes saturated, it develops a cherry hue. In a word, this berry cannot be confused with any other.
  • The taste of Malvina strawberries is beyond praise. It is quite worthy in technical ripeness, and when fully ripe, the berry becomes sweet and acquires a rich taste. On a nine-point scale, the tasters rated it 6.3 points. The aroma is strongly pronounced, reminiscent of wild strawberries.
  • Berries have a lot of weight. At the first collection, it can reach 35 grams. The yield is not very high, up to 800 g can be harvested from a bush, but good agricultural technology allows you to raise this indicator to 1 kg - this is a good result.
  • The berry is dense and juicy at the same time, but does not wrinkle or flow, which is quite rare for strawberries with such a good taste. It is a commercial grade that tolerates long-distance transportation well. To avoid spoiling during transportation of strawberries of the Malvina variety, pick berries at the stage of technical ripeness.
  • Malvina strawberries have a small amount of berries - about 3% - can produce small leaves. This is not a disease, but a genetic trait that is quite rare.
  • The plant itself can be characterized as follows: very vigorous, with well-developed leaves and a large number of horns. It is pleasant to admire such bushes - at a height of 50 cm, they can have a diameter of 60 cm.
  • The peduncles of this variety are located below the leaves, so the berries are reliably hidden from the sun's rays and are not baked in the heat. The flowers are quite large, bisexual, therefore, this strawberry does not need a pollinator, the only one of all late varieties. So that the berries do not get dirty and do not hurt the ground under the bushes, you need to mulch with straw, or better with pine needles.
  • Malvina's resistance to diseases and pests is good. But it is better to process it from thrips and weevils. She can get sick with verticillium and fusarium wilt, therefore, preventive treatments for diseases caused by fungal microorganisms are required. Choose the correct predecessors for strawberries of the Malvina variety and weed the beds in time - this reduces the risk of disease.
  • This variety has an average frost resistance. In regions with cold and little snowy winters, the plantation will have to be covered with straw or spruce branches for the winter.

Attention! Make sure that the level of snow on the strawberry beds is sufficient to overwinter the plants.

If there is little snow, scoop it up from other beds.

Like most varieties of strawberries, this variety has its own characteristics in care and planting.

Landing

Such powerful bushes require a considerable area of ‚Äč‚Äčnutrition for their development and fruiting. Therefore, the landing pattern will differ from the generally accepted one. Leave at least 60 cm between plants, and a row from a row should be at a distance of 70 cm. Of course, such bushes take up a lot of space, but the variety is worth it.

Planting dates will also differ from the usual strawberries of other varieties. Spring planting is preferable for Malvina. In the first year, the harvest will not be plentiful, but by the second year, having increased up to 8 horns over the summer, the strawberry will present with a large number of large and beautiful berries. Due to the peculiarities of fruiting, the autumn planting is postponed to the end of August - the time when the strawberries harvest the next year. Early frosts can prevent young strawberry seedlings from fully rooting, which is fraught with freezing of autumn plantings in winter.

The powerful plants of Malvina carry a lot of nitrogen from the soil.

Advice! When preparing the soil for a Malvina strawberry plantation, add an increased dose of organic matter to provide adequate nutrition for large bushes.

Care

Proper care is an important part of getting a full harvest.

Top dressing

This strawberry does not tolerate a lack of nitrogen. To compensate for it, you can make 2 foliar dressings per season with a solution of nitrogen fertilizer, for example, ammonium nitrate with a concentration 2 times less than for root dressings. They should be carried out during the period of growing leaves and protruding peduncles.

Warning! Avoid foliar dressing in sunny weather or just before rain.

In the first case, the leaves can get burned, and in the second, the fertilizer simply does not have time to be absorbed.

For strawberries of the Malvina variety, organic dressings with the addition of ash and superphosphate are preferable. Nitrogen is released from organic matter gradually. This allows you to maintain its sufficient concentration for a long time.

Strawberries need no less nitrogen than potassium. You can feed it with a potassium-free fertilizer that does not contain chlorine, such as potassium sulfate. This feeding is carried out at the beginning of the growing season. An alternative option is feeding with ash in dry form or in the form of a solution. Ash contains, in addition to potassium, many trace elements necessary for plants to grow successfully. Advice! After dry dressing, the beds must be loosened and watered.

Watering

Malvina needs moisture more than other varieties for good development and obtaining a full-fledged harvest. With its lack, the berries can have a bitter taste. Therefore, watering, especially during dry periods, is mandatory for her.

Warning! You should not plant this strawberry variety in beds mulched with geotextiles.

The dark color of the material can lead to drying out of the root system, which is undesirable for Malvina.

All the features of the variety are shown in the video:

Conclusion

Late-ripening strawberries of the Malvina variety will extend the season for the consumption of this healthy berry. Thanks to its excellent taste, it will become the favorite variety on the strawberry plantation.

Testimonials

Nikolay, 38 years old, Aleksin

I am engaged in strawberries professionally. I sell both berries and planting material. I am very pleased with the Malvina variety. Such attractive and tasty berries disperse very quickly, especially when other strawberries are no longer on sale. Rooted rosettes are also well taken, especially when they see the berries in the photo.

Natasha, 60 years old, Chekhov

My grandchildren are very fond of strawberries. But the problem is that the berry season is short. I found a description of the Malvina variety on the Internet, bought rosettes at the fair and am not overjoyed at the beautiful and strong bushes that allowed my grandchildren to eat this useful berry for 2 weeks longer.


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