Strawberry San Andreas is becoming more and more popular among gardeners, the description of the variety of this delicacy from the garden beds attracts more and more attention. Summer residents today seek to select those plant varieties that in the future will not only decorate garden plots, but will also be unpretentious in care. Of course, one cannot say about strawberries from the San Andreas variety that it is easy to grow. But it's worth it.
Strawberries San Andreas is selected in the United States. In the world, this variety of culture is known for about a decade and a half. The popularity of this variety of summer goodies is gaining more and more momentum.
Variety San Andreas is a typical representative of strawberries, giving several high yields during fruiting in the summer. In a temperate warm and hot climate, one bush of this type of strawberry can produce up to 4 fruiting in the summer.
The fruits of strawberries, bred by California breeders, seem to be shiny, dense, fairly hard. Outwardly they have a slightly oblong shape, the tip of the berry is slightly rounded. In the context, the berry has an orange color. The unique sweet taste of the berry and its juiciness are gaining more and more fans in the world.
As for the weight of a single strawberry fruit, we can say that its berries are quite large. On average, one copy weighs 30-35 g. Sometimes there are fruits whose weight reaches 50 g. The tail of the berry is very strong, small seeds are slightly pressed into the juicy flesh of the berry. The characteristics of San Andreas strawberries are further evidence of its good transportability and storage.
Removable strawberries of this variety have a medium-sized bush. Leaves of its light green color. The root system is particularly powerful.
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San Andreas seedlings have high fertility rates, a large number of peduncles on one bush confirm this. On average, their number fluctuates around 10 pieces. Harvest from one bush can reach about 1 kg during the summer.
The San Andreas strawberry variety is a fairly strong plant. Unlike other varieties, it lets out a smaller number of antennae, giving all the strength of the plant to the growth of the fruits themselves. The stalks of strawberries of this variety are straight, which provides the summer gardener with an easy picking of berries. In addition, the fruits on the pedicels do not lean toward the ground and remain clean.
In general, it can be said that the reviews from summer residents who became acquainted with this variety are overwhelmingly positive.
Cultivation and planting recommendations
Given that the selection of this variety of strawberries was carried out in conditions of a warm, even hot climate, on California lands, it should be understood that its cultivation in our country should be observed under fairly warm temperatures. At the same time, the quality and intensity of the used agrotechnical methods and means of cultivating the San Andreas variety are of considerable importance.
This type of garden strawberry can be attributed to a variety of plants that require the presence of neutral daylight. A decrease in sun activity can lead to a decrease in the fruiting period of the variety. It is important to note that a sharp increase in temperature at the same time can provoke a halt in the fruiting of strawberries. This fact is important to consider summer residents of the southern regions, since this characteristic of the plant requires shading it with specially designed nets for this period from July to August. Also nearby you can plant high cultures of other plants.
The cultivation of this variety of repairing strawberries is best done on chernozem soil. In this case, the summer resident must first add a certain amount of peat to it. Plant development can occur on sandy or, conversely, fairly dense soil, but this is possible only if the plant is constantly well fed.
During the planting period, you should pay attention that the recommended distance between the bushes is approximately 25-30 cm. Only in this way will the growing strawberry bushes not interfere with each other, and their roots will develop quietly.
The presence of mulch on the beds is important. The most acceptable way to preserve moisture in the soil can be ordinary straw.
Those who decide to grow this strawberry variety will need to know about the need to protect the plant from the negative impact and infection of its plant aphid or strawberry bug.
This is very important, since this variety is particularly sensitive to them.
San Andreas Strawberry Variety Reviews
Elena Vasilievna, 53 years old, Krasnodar.
A couple of years ago, on the advice of her friend, she bought a garden strawberry of the San Andreas variety, planted it and, wanting to get a good harvest, began to plentifully feed young bushes with fertilizers. But she did a "disservice." It turned out that in the first year you need to be more careful with feeding, otherwise there will be no berries, but the antennae will begin to creep very hard. As soon as I found out about this subtlety, I stopped feeding. Now I enjoy the wonderful harvest.
Nikolai, 43 years old, Pugachev.
Berries like us and the children. They are not only beautiful and large, but also very tasty. In the first year, of course, the harvest was small, probably because the plant was only developing. But in the second and third year there were significantly more fruits. Now another season will pass, and we will plant bushes, as the berries are smaller. The amount of harvest, by the way, really depends on the temperature of the air and sunny days.
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Olga, 35 years old, Saratov.
Also, not so long ago, they acquired this strawberry variety, last year. The plants were gaining strength, but still pleased with the fruits. The berries are dense, juicy, and what a beautiful! It is only necessary to protect against powdery mildew and provide a warm wintering. This we did, fearing that the bushes would freeze over the winter. This year we are looking forward to the first berries to feel the true taste of summer