Features of growing strawberries Bereginya

Strawberry variety Bereginya is popular among Russian gardeners. It is grown for their own needs and for industrial purposes. Consider its main characteristics and cultivation conditions.

Description of the variety and its characteristics

Strawberry Bereginya is the result of hybridization of the American Concord and Gonzago varieties. Breeding work was carried out in the Kokinsky stronghold of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "All-Russian Selection and Technological Institute of Horticulture and Nursery."

Important! When buying, you should distinguish between varieties Bereginya and Daughter Beregini. These are individual varieties bred from different maternal varieties.

Description of the bushes

Strawberry bushes are of medium height. Plantations are semi-spreading. The foliage is dense, in one bush 7-8 leaves. The leaf plates are green, concave in shape with a serrated edge, there is a slight ribbing and pubescence. Inflorescences are small with small pubescent peduncles. The petals of the flowers are whitish. The mustache is light red, compact.

Description of berries

Fruits are obtuse, bright red with an orange tint. The mass of one berry is 15–40 g. The pulp is dense and juicy. The taste of fruits is sweet and sour with a pronounced strawberry flavor.

Fruiting Dates

Bereginya is a late variety. The first berries ripen in the second half of June. The plant is non-permanent, bears fruit once in the growing season. Fruiting is stable, the size of the fruit does not decrease as it is harvested.

Pollination and productivity

Flowering varieties bisexual. Growing pollinators nearby is not required. The yield in the first year is up to 400 g of fruits from the bush. In the second year, indicators increase to 550-600 g per bush. In industrial cultivation, gardeners collect 13-16 tons of berries per 1 ha.

Resistance to climatic conditions

The variety is experiencing excellent summer drought. Winter frosts are not afraid of plantations either - plants do not freeze with a strong drop in temperature. If a little snowy winter is foreseen, it is advisable to cover the plantings in late autumn.

Did you know? Strawberries can be not only the usual red, but also white. Moreover, in terms of their useful qualities, such albino fruits are in no way inferior to their red "brothers."

Fruit application

Berries are recommended to be consumed fresh as an independent snack, as an ingredient in fruit salads and to decorate dishes. Bereginya also gives a pleasant aftertaste to pastries. Harvest processed into jams, compotes, jams.

Growing regions

Variety Bereginya passed state tests in Russia in 2007. Since 2012, the variety has been included in the State Register of Selection Achievements.

Bereginya is zoned in the Central region, which includes the following areas:

  • Bryansk;
  • Vladimirskaya;
  • Ivanovo;
  • Kaluga;
  • Tula;
  • Moscow;
  • Ryazan;
  • Smolensk.

Planting and reproduction

Before planting, the gardener must determine the site for cultivation. The seedlings themselves are planted according to clear technology.

Read also our e-magazine on strawberry cultivation.

What place is suitable for planting strawberries

Variety Bereginya is accepted for growth on any type of soil. An exception is substrates with a high content of clay and sand. The soil at the planting site should contain from 2% humus and have an acidity of 5.5–6.5 pH.

The plot should be open for sunlight. Shadows and partial shade are best avoided.

How to plant seedlings

Plant seedlings according to the following algorithm:

  1. Dig holes up to 15 cm at a distance of 20 cm from each other and 40–50 cm between the rows.
  2. Place seedlings in the wells.
  3. Fill the pit free space.
  4. After planting, pour strawberry bushes.

Strawberry Care

A rich harvest cannot be obtained without regular maintenance of the crop. Agronomists include irrigation, top dressing, weeding, cultivation, preventive treatments and winter preparation as a mandatory measure.


Water the plantations as the land dries. The soil should be moist, but do not allow stagnation of water. Plants are irrigated under a bush. When watering, try not to get water on the leaves and stems.

Learn how to water strawberries frequently and correctly.

Top dressing

The Beregini feeding scheme is similar to other varieties.

Fertilizers must be applied three times in the growing season:

  • in early spring - urea, ammonium nitrate or other nitrogen-based preparations;
  • during the flowering period - potash-forcing complex products with a minimum nitrogen content;
  • after harvesting, organic matter, such as chicken droppings or liquid mullein.

Weeding and cultivation

Weeds are removed from the soil as they grow. It is important to tear out weeds from the root in order to avoid their further propagation. Rowing aisles is carried out after each watering. It is also important to fluff up the ground after rain. Keep the soil loose.

Did you know? The French began to transplant forest strawberries into orchards for growing crops in the XIV century. By 1364, Charles V, king of France, had 1, 200 strawberry bushes in the royal garden.

Protection against diseases and pests

To protect against diseases and parasites of the plantation, it is necessary to process each growing season. Preventive treatments for fungal diseases are carried out using fungicides.

Among the acceptable drugs:

  • Bordeaux mixture;
  • Quadrice
  • Topsin-M.

Insecticide treatments are required to protect against pests.

Good results show means:

  • Karbofos;
  • "Actellik";
  • Tiovit Jet;
  • "Actara."

All drugs are used according to the instructions.

Winter preparations

Variety Bereginya tolerates frosty winters well. Shelter is needed if a light snow season is foreseen. Forecasts for the coming season are usually approximate, so gardeners in any case try to prepare the bushes for winter. The purpose of winter preparation is to shelter the root system.

You will be interested to learn how to grow strawberries in the winter.

There are two ways to do this:

  • mulch plantings with peat or sawdust;
  • to cover the rows with agrofibre.

Harvesting, transportability and storage

The fruits are harvested as they ripen. The ripe red color of the peel speaks of the ripeness of the berries. Usually strawberries Bereginya ripens together, therefore, in one approach, the farmer collects a large number of crops. Berries are highly transportable. Harvest immediately after harvesting can be transported over long distances without fear.

There are three ways to store strawberries:

  • at room temperature (6-8 hours);
  • in the vegetable section of the refrigerator (up to 5 days);
  • in the freezer (9-12 months).

The Strawberry variety Bereginya has many positive characteristics, which has earned popularity among gardeners. With the basic agricultural farming technique, farmers manage to get a rich and unusually tasty crop.

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