Strawberry Varieties with Pink (Red) Flowers
Strawberries with saturated pink or pink-red flowers in recent years has gained immense popularity. Due to the unique appearance, such varieties are able to ennoble any suburban area, as well as become an ideal home plant. Today, plant growers know a lot of such strawberries, however, the article lists the most popular names of varieties, and also considers what is needed for their successful cultivation.
Strawberry Varieties with Pink or Red Flowers
Ideal for growing, the decorative and fruit look should have a whole list of necessary qualities, one of which is unpretentiousness.
Such varieties in almost any conditions give an excellent increase in green mass, and also delight with amazing flowering. Further, only the most rated ones are considered.
This variety is considered one of the most popular, he fell in love thanks to large flowers of saturated pink color. With increased unpretentiousness, the plant can be successfully grown in open soil, as well as in closed conditions, including in small pots on the home balcony.The Enchantress blooms and bears fruit throughout the summer, at this time small berries ripen on it, weighing up to 10 g each. The productivity of the average bush can be 0.6-0.7 kg. Berries are distinguished by especially saturated fruits to taste, with quite juicy pulp.
The strawberry varieties with pink flowers also include Florian.
A pink miracle is called an early ripe high-yielding strawberry variety. The hybrid is characterized by long fruiting, as well as elegant flowers of a deep pink hue.This gives the bushes a special decorative effect during the entire vegetative period. The shade of flowers is tender, all kinds of pink tones. Small fruits ripen, the average weight of the berry is 10-15 g.
The productivity of one bush reaches 0.7 kgwhile the crop has excellent taste characteristics.
This variety of strawberries has a high yield, as well as decorativeness, so this plant is most often seen as a pet.Except a flower of saturated pink color, a distinctive feature of the variety are also elongated antennaethat resemble small hanging creepers.
The plant can bear fruit throughout the year. The berries on the bush grow medium in size, up to 20 g each. The average yield from the bush does not exceed 0.7 kg. The taste of the fruit of the Pink Flamingo is saturated, sweet and sour, with a delicate fruity aftertaste.
Bbw in pink
The fat woman in pink is one of the newest remodeling hybrids, which is ideal for home and industrial cultivation.During flowering, bushes are covered with pale pink flowers, of which later round and large berries grow. The average yield of the bush reaches 0.6–0.8 kg.
The plant bears fruit long enough, while during the growing season the bushes are practically not affected by characteristic diseases and infections. In addition, this variety is able to bear fruit already in the year of planting, which makes it one of the most productive.
For most gardeners, the Pink Panda hybrid is known as a perennial fruit plant with enhanced decorative effect. It forms small bushes with a height of not more than 15 cm, on which during flowering you can meet elegant flowers of red-pink or raspberry color.
Flowering is observed during the entire vegetative period. The berries ripen as they bloom, often they are small, with an average weight of about 10 g each. This makes it possible to collect about 0.6 kg from the bush in the season.
The variety cannot boast of excellent fruit taste, however, they are quite suitable for culinary processing.
Did you know? Strawberry Pink Panda is an artificial hybrid bred as a result of crossing garden strawberries and marsh cinquefoil. This made it possible to obtain a unique ornamental plant, characterized by an edible crop.
During the cultivation of the Roman variety, gardeners, in the first place, get quite fragrant fruits of a unique teardrop shape. The crop has a particularly delicate aroma, taste and a rather delicate finish.This is a repair crop variety that able to bear fruit for almost the entire growing season, until mid-October. This is ensured by continuous flowering, during which the bushes are covered with small, delicate pink flowers.
The maximum mass of berries can reach up to 25 g, However the productivity of the bushes does not exceed 0.6–0.7 kg.
This plant is one of the latest hybrids, affecting vegetable growers with their decorative and taste characteristics of the crop. As it grows, Tuscany grows to small bushes, with a wide and spreading crown.The plant can bloom throughout the warm season, at this time small dark pink flowers grow on it. The fruits of this strawberry are of a typical shape, weighing up to 20 g. At the same time, the yield of each bush can reach up to 1 kg.
Strawberry Eternity has been specially bred for home cultivation based on wild alpine hybrids. This made it possible to obtain an unpretentious plant, capable of developing in almost any climatic conditions.High productivity of the variety is observed throughout the growing season. Eternity blooms abundantly, flowers on the bushes form small, saturated pink hue.
The berries of the variety are medium in size and do not exceed a mass of 10-15 g, while the flesh is juicy and aromatic. The average yield of the variety is in the range of 0.5–0.6 kg.
This hybrid species can be called one of the most successful decorative fruit varieties of strawberries. On small bushes, soft pink flowers develop, characterized by a rich and unforgettable aroma.The berries on the bush are quite unusual, they are characterized by an elongated, cylindrical shape and a slight sharpening at the end. The taste of the berries is rich, tender, pulp is characterized by increased sweetness.
The yield of bushes is small and does not exceed 0.5 kg, the average weight of berries is within 10 g.
The average representative of the variety forms compact, but tall bushes. In this case, dark pink flowers that form from early spring until late autumn give a particular decorative effect to the plant.However, when growing on a windowsill, the productivity of Gazana can be observed almost all year. Small berries of a rich red hue grow from the flowers.
In this case, up to 100 fruits can form on one bush, which ensures productivity up to 0.8 kg / bush. The taste of the crop, characteristic, sweet and sour.
Did you know? Strawberries, in its modern concept, first appeared in the XVIII century, in Holland. The plant arose as a result of spontaneous hybridization of Chilean and Virgin strawberries.
Harvest and decorative views
If you plan to acquire strawberries with elegant or unique red-pink flowers, you should definitely determine the goals of crop production for yourself.
In the case when the task is to diversify the summer cottage and turn ordinary garden beds into a bright flower bed, hybrids with small flowers but high productivity should be given their attention.
But, if you want to grow strawberries as a decorative species, you need to pay attention to large-flowered varieties in which yield is not a distinctive characteristic. For this, it is convenient to divide all popular varieties into two main groups.
Characteristics of strawberries according to variety:
|Varieties with good productivity||Decorative hybrids|
|Pink dream||Pink panda|
|Tristan||Bbw in pink|
Despite the fact that most of the various strawberry hybrids have unique features, almost all of them have a similar shape, which unites them into a single group.Such a morphological description is traditionally divided into several groups, which often gives a detailed picture of the plant.
Almost all strawberries with bright red-pink flowers are quite compact in size. This is their main feature. Often, such strawberries are small bushes with average height of about 15–20 cm.
Individual hybrids can grow up to 30 cm in heightHowever, this is only observed under optimal conditions. The bush itself is an elongated petiole of a grassy type, which grow from one common basal rosette. At the top of the petiole is a large, rounded leaf, of a triple type, richly green in color.
During flowering, flowers form as separate formations on small peduncles. Due to this, they line up in a characteristic inflorescence, the so-called multi-flowered shield.
The flowers are often in inflorescences of a bisexual type, they consist of 5 small petals and are characterized by an increased number of pistils and stamens.
The fruits of a strawberry multi-rack type. They represent an overgrown receptacle, which, as it ripens, hardens to fleshy and juicy pulp. On top of the berries, in small indentations, there are small seeds of light brown color. The color of the fruit is almost always red, saturated.
At the same place, strawberries are able to actively grow and develop up to 6 years, therefore, plants should be grown with care. Only well-lit places protected from drafts and strong winds are suitable for growing crops.
Also, an abundance of heat can be called an important condition for culture. The plant develops best at +22 ... + 25 ° С, however strawberries can be successfully cultivated at + 18 ° С.
Sharp changes in temperature throughout the day are detrimental to this culture., as well as lowering the indicator to + 5 ° C, which almost always causes the death of bushes. You should also pay attention to the substrate for planting; strawberries grow best in well-fertilized sandy loam and loamy soil with a neutral pH (6.8–7.1).
In addition, such soils should have a moderate moisture capacity. It is not recommended to plant a plant in pure chernozem, in such soil, strawberries are hard to root, which can provoke complete or partial wilting of the bushes.Also, the culture does not like high humidity, so the landing site should be well ventilated (but without drafts). Therefore, when grown in open soil, a small mound of 15 cm high is created on the site of future beds.
Important! The best time to plant strawberries is observed from the beginning of June to mid-September. Neglect of these terms negatively affects the rooting of bushes, which is fraught with the death of seedlings.
Like any cultivated plant, strawberries need timely and qualified care. For this, the culture, first of all, should create a system of regular watering and soil care.
In addition, if you plan to increase the number of bushes, you should also carefully study the propagation technology.
In order to provide plants with the necessary microclimate, first of all, worthy attention should be paid to the substrate for growing. On the soil, in some cases, not only the activity of the development of green mass, but also flowering depends.
A high-quality care system can consist of many procedures, but the main ones are loosening and timely fertilizing of the substrate.
Loosen the soil periodically, at least 1 time per week, to a depth of 5 cm. Do it necessarily 1-2 days after wateringotherwise the substrate will lose a huge amount of moisture.Fertilizing is carried out throughout the growing season, according to the following scheme:
- in early spring, the soil is fertilized with a nitrogen-mineral solution (50 g of urea / 10 l of water);
- during flowering, the greens are sprayed with a solution of boric acid (20 g / 10 l of water);
- when the first ovaries appear, give the culture a solution of nitroammofoski (50 g / 10 l of water);
- after fruiting (the period of laying new buds) the plant is fed with nitrogen mixtures (50 g of urea / 10 l of water).
Strawberries love an abundance of moisture, so the soil should be moistened regularly, while the soil should be moderately moist. Therefore, the procedure is carried out as necessary, spending up to 2 liters of liquid / bush. In hot periods, watering is done every day, in a moderately cold period and off-season, watering 1-2 times a week.
Strawberry propagation can be carried out in three ways:
All kinds of strawberries with rich pink or red flowers are a great solution for any gardener. Such varieties can please a good harvest, as well as elegant and long flowering.
Important! If you want to achieve large fruits, during flowering on the bush should be left no more than 15 most powerful peduncles (the rest should be removed).
This makes it possible to combine simple gardening with decorative gardening, as well as cultivate universal hybrids that are distinguished by elegant flowering and extremely tasty fruits.