Features of planting and care of strawberries Murano
Strawberries are always associated with warmth and summer. Among the huge number of varieties, it is very difficult to find one that will bear fruit well and does not require special care. In 2004, Italian breeders bred Murano, which immediately won the hearts of all gardeners. Read more about this berry later in the article.
Description and characteristics of strawberries
Murano Strawberry is a young variety that can be found both on the shelves and on the plantations of gardeners. It features beautiful fruits of bright red color, which are very sweet and juicy. Berries are great for both preserving and fresh consumption.
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Strawberry grows in the form of large bushes with 2-3 antennae. During flowering, large white flowers appear on the bushes.This variety is completely unpretentious to weather conditions: it easily tolerates frosts and hot weather.
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
- The main advantages of Murano:
- unpretentious in leaving;
- beautiful, sweet fruits, whose weight can reach 30 g;
- long fruiting period;
- resistant to cold and high temperatures;
- suitable for planting both in open ground and for greenhouse cultivation;
- resistant to diseases and insects.
- The disadvantages include:
- sprawling bushes, which requires a large area for planting;
- breeds poorly.
Due to the large list of benefits, this variety is most often grown for sale.
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Murano does not require special conditions for landing. This is the least moody strawberry variety that even an inexperienced gardener can handle.
This variety is ideal for cultivation in a continental climate. It perfectly withstands both low and high temperatures. It is enough to cover the plant for the winter, and to provide regular watering in the summer.
The variety grows best in chernozem or on neutral soils that have been fertilized before.
The soil for planting should be loose and moist. The proximity of groundwater should be avoided, as this may cause the roots to rot.
To get a good harvest, you should:
- Choose good seedlings.
- Observe landing technology.
- Provide the plant with proper watering and care.
Only three simple rules, thanks to which Murano will bear fruit all summer.
Choosing the best seedlings
When buying seedlings, you should pay attention to the root system of strawberries. It does not have to be very long. You should buy healthy plants. Defining this is very simple: strawberries should have at least 3 leaves and a green stem.
You should carefully study the seedlings. A young plant that will delight a good harvest, visually looks healthy, without damage and dry areas.
Landing pattern and technology
As mentioned above, Murano is an extremely non-capricious variety.
Important! Due to the close planting of bushes to each other, Murano berries can become small.
But there are certain rules that will help to get a voluminous and tasty crop:
- There should be enough space between the bushes. Ideal fit: 30 × 30 cm.
- The soil must be nutritious and loose.
- It is best to plant strawberries on the plain, without plentiful access to water.
- Ideal time for planting: late summer or early fall.
Proper plant care
The main task of the gardener is to ensure proper care, and then Murano will bear fruit abundantly until the fall.
In regions with hot weather, strawberries should be mulched. Despite the fact that this variety calmly tolerates high temperatures, it is better to play it safe and save moisture in the soil.
For optimal growth, a shadow should be provided so that the sun does not burn the plant. You can plant strawberries next to the fence or trees.
For winter, strawberries are covered with agrofibre, which will provide her with a comfortable microclimate and will allow her to tolerate low temperatures.
Watering and feeding
In hot weather, it is worth providing regular watering for strawberries. Otherwise, it just dries. But Murano is not worth pouring. Enough once a week (at moderate temperatures).
Fertilizing the soil is another point that will help to get a good crop. It should be systematic and appropriate for Murano.
In early spring, the soil should be saturated with nitrogen fertilizers. During flowering, do not touch the ground againThis may damage future crops. But after flowering, you can feed the plants with manganese, phosphorus and iron, after which they must be watered.
Important! There is no point in feeding old strawberry bushes, since in any case they reduce their productivity. They need to be replaced in time with new plants.
After harvesting, Murano plantation must be fertilized with phosphorus.
Diseases and Pests
Murano strawberries are disease resistant. But this does not mean that you do not need to take care of the plant. This variety can get gray rot, which can damage both the bush and the berries.
The disease manifests itself in the form of spots on the leaves and fruits. In this case, stop abundant watering and treat the plants with Bordeaux fluid.
Insects very rarely infect Murano. However, in order to avoid crop loss, soil should be regularly cultivated and plants should be fertilized.
Harvesting and storage
This strawberry variety has a rather long fruiting period and a plentiful harvest. One bush gives an average of 800-1000 g of berries. Strawberries are carefully picked from the bushes, trying not to damage the bush.
Fresh fruits are stored for a long time, do not dry out and do not lose their properties, and also withstand transportation well.
Murano is an ideal variety for both beginners and more experienced gardeners. For its cultivation, special conditions and efforts are not required, and the crop will certainly please with its volumes and taste.