Tb = Pot plants F = Frigo W = Waiting bed plants T = Tray plants
Used only for nursery beds. They have the highest potential yield of all Frigo varieties. They are not bare rooted, usually having a larger root ball than pot-grown green plants. They are overwintered frozen in the cold store.
Waiting bed plants (15-18mm/ 18-22mm/ >22mm):
Used only for nursery beds. There are 3 varieties, each with a different potential yield
A standard plants (9-12mm):
The variety most often planted for normal culture. In order to achieve the maximum yield in the following year, it is important to plant these at the right time to give a long enough phase for vegetative growth. We recommend that flowers should be removed in the year of planting.
A- plants (6-8mm):
Suitable for potting up or planted out in the open air with a very early planting date. The flowers should be removed in the year of planting.
Growth site requirements
If the right variety and growth site are chosen, strawberries can be cultivated at 1,500 m above sea level. Valley floors and hollows should be avoided, as cold spots can form. Equally unsuitable are heavy, compact soils that are prone to sogginess or very limy (pH > 7). Deep, humus-rich clay and loamy, sandy soils are ideal. The influence of preceding crops should not be underestimated. For example, cereals work well as a preceding crop, whereas potatoes or turnips greatly increase the risk of root diseases and nematode infestation.
Refrigerated plants: the root neck must be covered with earth.
Potted plants: spread a light covering of earth over the root balls.
Planting at the right depth is key!
Seedlings that are planted too shallow are susceptible to frost damage and dehydration. The rhizome is less able to send out new roots.
Seedlings that are planted too deep, so that the crown is partially covered with earth, take longer to develop – or, in the worst-case scenario, don’t develop at all – and are often affected by rhizome diseases.
Strawberry cultivation requires a lot of water. It is particularly important to ensure sufficient watering just after planting. This is also the case as the leaves, flowers and fruit start to develop on the plants.
Insufficient watering increases crop and quality losses. On the other hand, overwatering restricts root production and causes the roots and rhizome to rot.