Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Many people love strawberries, but not everyone decides to grow it, especially in the Moscow region. This is due to the fact that this garden culture is quite capricious and requires careful maintenance. Certain varieties have been specially adapted by breeders for cultivation in the region.
Such strawberries tolerate frost or high humidity well. Gardeners should not only be well versed in the rules of planting or agricultural technology, but also acquire the best samples that would provide high yields. Our experts have compiled a rating that includes early, middle and late varieties, appropriate for growing in the Moscow region.
- Rating of the best strawberry varieties for the Moscow region
- The best early varieties of strawberries for the Moscow region
- Vima Zanta
- The best medium-sized strawberries for the Moscow region
- The best late varieties of strawberries for the Moscow region
- Chamora Turusi
Rating of the best strawberry varieties for the Moscow region
|Nomination||a place||strawberry variety||rating|
|The best early varieties of strawberries for the Moscow region||1||Kimberly||5.0|
|The best medium-sized strawberries for the Moscow region||1||Festivalnaya||5.0|
|The best late varieties of strawberries for the Moscow region||1||Malvina||5.0|
The best early varieties of strawberries for the Moscow region
Early varieties of strawberries allow a good harvest at the end of spring. With the necessary care, their fruiting begins in mid-May.
The Dutch specialists bred the Kimberley variety, which took the first place in the rating. Bushes grow powerful, but compact and not very spreading. They have an average number of large, rounded leaves of a light green color. The leaf stalks are slightly pubescent. There are few red long mustaches. The shoots hold the fruit perfectly and do not spread on the ground under their weight.
Kimberly berries are of the correct conical shape without a neck. When first collected, they are usually heart-shaped. When fully ripe, Kimberly strawberries develop an intense red color. The flesh is red in the section, with a slight orange tint. The aroma of the fruit is pronounced. The pulp is firm in moderation, very juicy, sweet, but it cannot be called cloying. Caramel notes are felt in the taste.
- externally attractive fruits;
- excellent taste;
- good transportability;
- stable fruiting;
- a decent harvest;
- not too whimsical.
- uneven aging.
The Italian strawberry variety Alba is ranked second. The bushes reach a height of 30-35 cm. They are abundantly covered with leaves. At the same time, the plant is quite compact and produces few whiskers. The leaves are relatively large and healthy. Peduncles under the weight of the harvest are laid out on the ground.
Alba strawberry is large, has a regular shape (cone-shaped, elongated). All berries have approximately the same weight. The peel of the fruit is shiny and bright red. Yellow achenes are of medium planting. In the context, the flesh is red. It is juicy and dense, but does not crunch when biting off. The aroma is moderately expressed and resembles wild strawberries.
Gardeners in their reviews note that despite the quite mediocre taste of Alba strawberries, it can be praised for its good transportability. When harvesting, the berries are easily detached from the part of the stem that unites them with the plant. At the same time, they retain their beautiful shape and remain dry. This strawberry is in the ranking of the best, since at the end of May it gives its harvest in unison, despite the weather conditions in the Moscow region.
- beautiful fruits;
- excellent transportability;
- good winter hardiness;
- resistant to many diseases;
- universal purpose.
- susceptible to anthracnose.
The third place in the rating is given to the American variety Cardinal. Tall bushes (40-45 cm) grow powerful, medium spreading. They put out a lot of mustache. There is an average amount of leaves per plant. They are large, dark green with a bluish tint, reminiscent of a boat. The sturdy flower stems hold the crop well but tend to the ground.
Strawberry Cardinal large. Its shape is conical, elongated with a visualized neck. The first fruits are often doubled. The skin is colored red with a ruby tint. The cut flesh is dark red in color. It is dense, juicy, fibrous and aromatic. It crunches when bitten. There are often minor voids inside the fruit.
Connoisseurs of the variety in the reviews note that it is endowed with excellent taste characteristics. Cardinal is resistant to various diseases of fruits or foliage. In addition, it tolerates frosts, torrential rains or drought well, for which it was ranked among the best for the Moscow region. Strawberry Cardinal is versatile in use.
- taste qualities;
- tolerates transportation well;
- stored for up to 3 days;
- the excellent flavor remains even after processing.
- susceptible to powdery mildew.
Dutch strawberry variety Wima Zanta is ranked fourth in the ranking. The plant grows vertically. The bush is covered with a lot of medium sized leaves. Their color is light yellow-green. They are smooth, medium wrinkled, fold into a boat. The plant produces many thin and slightly green mustache.
The strawberry is round in shape. She has no neck. The skin is matte, has a bright orange-red color. Achenes are of medium planting. The juicy flesh in the cut is light red. Gardeners note that it is rather loose, and its core is often hollow. Vima Zanta has a bright, rich taste. For some, this strawberry is very cloying, but its aroma is beyond praise.
- excellent taste characteristics;
- high yield rates;
- moisture-loving and winter-hardy.
- poorly transported.
The fifth place in the rating is given to the Honey variety, bred by American specialists. The bush grows tall and sprawling. Its root system is quite powerful. The flower stems are strong, so they hold the ripening crop without any problems. The whiskers are medium in number and not long. The plant contains flowers of both sexes, so there is no additional need to pollinate it.
The large honeydew strawberries have a regular conical shape with a clearly visible neck. The skin is dark red with a characteristic shine. The pulp is red in color. It is dense, juicy, but practically odorless. On the surface of the berry, there is a large number of light yellow achenes. Unripe berries are sour, and fully ripe berries have a harmonious taste.
According to reviews, fresh fruits are stored for up to 3 days without loss of marketability and taste. The berries ripen together, which is convenient when growing them for sale. Honey is included in the rating of the best varieties suitable for cultivation in the Moscow region, since this strawberry is winter-hardy and well resistant to foliar diseases. However, it should be borne in mind that this plant does not tolerate waterlogged soil well.
- the taste of berries at the stage of full ripeness;
- tolerate transportation well;
- good resistance to diseases and pests;
- tolerates winters well.
- reacts poorly to excess moisture.
The best medium-sized strawberries for the Moscow region
Middle varieties of strawberries delight with ripening of berries in the middle of summer. The weather during this period is usually dry and warm, so the fruits accumulate a sufficient amount of dry matter and sugars, and this provides strawberries with a unique taste.
The Russian strawberry variety Festivalnaya takes the first position in the rating. The bush grows tall, spreads medium and remains compact. Medium-sized leaves cover the bush in large numbers. They have a pronounced venation and a bluish bloom on the underside of the plate. Plump peduncles are located on the same level with the leaves or under them.
Strawberries are large, oval, slightly oblong. The neck of the berries is short. The skin has a bright red color and a characteristic gloss. There are a large number of dark red achenes on the surface. The berries detach from the stalk without any problems, but are not damaged. Once harvested, they are kept dry and tidy. The pulp is also red in color. It is dense, but at the same time tender and juicy.
According to reviews, the berries have an excellent dessert taste – sweetness is organically combined with sourness. Festivalnaya is very 'tenacious' and is able to withstand the most difficult weather conditions, so it is deservedly in the ranking of the best varieties for the Moscow region. Even with minimal maintenance, she is able to delight with a good harvest.
- excellent dessert taste;
- preservation of commercial qualities during long-term transportation;
- universal application.
- weakly resistant to powdery mildew;
- affected by a strawberry mite.
The second place in the rating is occupied by another Russian variety – Solovushka. Bushes are powerful and tall. Visually, they resemble a ball and are covered with a large number of leaves. Solovushka has a lot of antennae, especially in the first year of the existence of the bush. Leaves are light green, with pronounced venation. The plant has flowers of both sexes. They are white and collected in multi-flowered inflorescences.
Strawberries of this variety are large, most often round, cone-shaped. The skin is dark red in color. And after the berries are fully ripe, they acquire a beautiful dark purple hue. There are relatively few achenes and they have an average planting. The flesh is bright red in section. Its density is average, and there are also voids. It is juicy, meaty, and also has a bright forest strawberry aroma.
According to reviews, the taste of Solovushka strawberries is very pleasant, balanced: the sweetness is successfully complemented by sourness. Our experts included it in the rating of the best varieties for the Moscow region, since it tolerates frost well. In addition, the plant has excellent immunity. This strawberry adapts very well to unfamiliar environmental conditions and bears consistently high-quality fruits.
- large, very tasty berries;
- stable fruiting;
- undemanding to soil;
- frost-resistant and heat-resistant;
- good immunity to diseases.
- prone to fungal diseases during rainy periods.
The Marmalade variety, bred by Italian breeders, is in third place in the ranking. The bushes are powerful, tall, but compact. Leaves are medium-sized, raised, dark green in color. The plant forms a large number of whiskers. The flowers are large, located above the level of the leaves. The bushes bloom intensively and set a large number of fruits.
The strawberry is large, conical, round in shape. And the largest specimens are comb-shaped. The tip of the fruit may be slightly pointed or flattened. The skin is glossy, colored red. Achenes are superficial, but when consumed, they are practically not felt. Having reached technical maturity, the fruit retains a light green tip.
Gardeners in the reviews note that the taste of the variety is multifaceted – the sweetness is harmoniously complemented by sourness. After eating strawberries, a pleasant aftertaste remains in the mouth. Marmalade is included in the rating because it is a high-yielding variety, its berries have a beautiful marketable appearance and are well transported. However, these strawberries are demanding in terms of care. In the Moscow region it is better to grow it indoors.
- multifaceted taste;
- beautiful appearance;
- high productivity;
- universality of use;
- at the stage of technical maturity, it is well transported.
- capricious in leaving.
The French mid-early variety Darselect takes the fourth position in the ranking. Bushes are tall, erect, covered with a moderate amount of leaves. The plant produces an average number of whiskers. Glossy dark green leaves are planted on long petioles that are slightly pubescent. Long stalks are located above the leaves. They are laid on the ground under the weight of ripening fruits.
Most often, strawberries are cone-shaped, but there are also comb-shaped specimens. The skin color is red with a brick tint. The berries are usually glossy, but under unfavorable conditions they can lose their luster. Achenes are medium planted and yellow in color. The flesh in the cut is light red, juicy, firm, but not crunchy. Her aroma is pronounced strawberry.
According to reviews, Darselect's taste is multifaceted – sweetness is complemented by sourness. The berries become as tasty as possible after full ripening. Our experts have included this variety in the rating, since it has good yield indicators, an excellent multifaceted taste, and an excellent presentation of berries. This garden crop recovers well after unfavorable periods, so it can be grown in any climatic latitude, including the Moscow region.
- taste characteristics;
- rather large berries;
- high productivity;
- universality of application.
- demanding care.
Elsanta strawberry closes the rating of the best medium varieties grown in the Moscow region. The bushes are of medium size and abundant foliage. The plant forms many thick whiskers. Large green leaves are concave and well pubescent. The flowers are medium in size and are of both sexes. The inflorescence contains many flowers.
Elsanta strawberries do not exceed the average size. Its shape is conical, there is no neck. The skin is glossy, bright red in color. Numerous yellow achenes are immersed shallowly into the pulp. The latter is red, juicy, dense, but lacks the apple crunch characteristic of some varieties. The berries have a sweet-sour taste and a strawberry aroma.
In the reviews, lovers of this variety note that the fruits are well transported, and also stored for up to 3 days without losing marketability. Elsanta strawberries can be consumed in any way (fresh, canned, frozen). This variety has every right to be in the rating, since it is highly resistant to most diseases. But it is better to grow it in the Moscow region in greenhouses.
- friendly ripening of berries;
- excellent taste characteristics;
- good transportability;
- good disease resistance.
- plentiful supply.
The best late varieties of strawberries for the Moscow region
Some late strawberry varieties are guaranteed to bear fruit until mid-September. But for the crop to be plentiful, the soil must be well moistened when planting.
German breeders have bred the Malvina variety, which occupies the first position in the rating. The bushes reach a height of 50 cm. They are abundantly covered with leaves. The latter are large, glossy, dark green. Large flowers belong to both sexes. Short stalks are located under the leaves, so the strawberries do not bake in the sun.
The wide-conical berries are rather large, and sometimes there are double specimens. The skin is glossy, has a bright scarlet color at the stage of technical maturity. And when fully ripe, the berries turn dark cherry. Yellow achenes are medium impressed. The pulp is red, juicy, rather firm, but not firm (no crunch). Malvina strawberry aroma is medium in intensity.
- excellent dessert taste of berries;
- amicable maturation;
- good transportability;
- resistant to disease;
- rarely damaged by pests.
- relatively low yield indicators.
The second position in the rating went to the American variety Holiday. Vigorous bushes look compact enough. They are covered with a medium number of large leaves. The latter are light green in color and medium pubescence. The flower stalks of the Holiday strawberry are quite strong. Even under the weight of ripening berries, they do not stick to the ground. They are localized at the level of leaves or below them.
Medium-sized strawberries have a regular conical shape. At the first collection, some specimens are comb-shaped. The shiny skin is colored bright red. A large number of yellow achenes are located on its surface. The flesh in the section has an orange-red color. It is juicy, quite dense, but not hard. The berries have an excellent dessert flavor.
Gardeners in the reviews report that the fruits are universal. They are suitable for fresh, canned or frozen consumption. They are transported without problems and well stored. The variety was in the ranking, since it is quite winter-hardy and weakly affected by diseases. However, in order to achieve good yields in the Moscow region, it requires regular watering and feeding.
- dessert taste of berries;
- good transportability;
- universal application;
- winter hardiness and disease resistance.
- by the end of the season, the fruits become smaller.
The Dutch strawberry variety Tago is ranked third. It is more often used by gardeners for personal use. And it is not suitable for commercial purposes. Bushes grow medium, compact, covered with a lot of leaves. The plant gives numerous usoooobrazovaniye. The light green leaves are rather large. Flowers are of both sexes.
Medium-sized Tago strawberries. Its shape is conical, but all the berries are heterogeneous and this is very noticeable by the end of the fruiting season. The glossy skin is bright red. After full ripening, the berries become burgundy. The strawberry pulp is evenly colored red. It is quite juicy, dense, but not hard. Tago has a bright strawberry aroma.
- good taste;
- excellent immunity to disease;
- decent winter hardiness.
- yield indicators are low.
The fourth place in the rating went to the Russian variety Bohemia. The plant is powerful, erect. The plant forms a whisker a little. The leaves are large, convex, colored green. The upper leaves are slightly lighter than the lower ones. Bisexual flowers are combined into compact inflorescences.
Bohemia berries are large, wide-conical in shape. They have no neck. Ridge-shaped or twinned specimens are sometimes found. The skin is dark red, shiny. In case of incomplete maturation, the tip of the fruit is colored green. Numerous achenes are planted shallowly. The pulp is dark red, dense, juicy. She has a bright strawberry aroma and a real dessert taste.
Gardeners in the reviews note that the fruits tolerate transportation well and are stored for a long time. The variety deservedly appeared in the rating of the best, because it feels great in a wide variety of climatic conditions, including the Moscow region. Bohemia is prized for its large fruits, good yields, excellent palatability and amazing 'vitality'.
- excellent taste characteristics;
- high yield rates;
- universality of application;
- vitality of the variety.
- heterogeneous fruit shape.
Closes the rating of the best late varieties for the Moscow region strawberry Chamora Turusi. The bushes reach a height of 40 cm. They are spreading, covered with a large number of leaves. The plant forms a small number of strong and thick whiskers. The leaves are quite large, corrugated, painted in bright green.
Strawberries are large, round-conical in shape. And especially large specimens are comb-shaped. The skin is dark red with a slight brick tint. The flesh in the cut is lighter than the skin. It is dense and quite fleshy. The berries are very juicy and have a pleasant strawberry aroma.
According to gardeners' reviews, the aroma of berries becomes most intense at the end of the season or with a lack of moisture. Berries of this variety can be transported without problems and retain excellent commercial characteristics. They always attract the attention of consumers with their rich aroma. The variety winters well and tolerates drought.
- large size of berries;
- excellent taste and aroma;
- tolerates transportation well.
- resistance to fungal diseases is weak.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.