How many strawberries from a seedling?
Today a plant can produce about 700 grams of strawberries for a total of over 40 thousand kg per year.
The shelf life of strawberry seedlings
Strawberry plants produce well for 3 to 4 years, then decline. It is therefore useful to organize ourselves to gradually replace them, so multiplying with the system we have just seen is certainly the most convenient way.
The remontant strawberry Mara de Bois has one of the highest brix degrees on the market, in fact, when eaten it requires very little sugar. This variety produces around 1.000-1.200 gr. of strawberries per year. Suitable for all central-northern cultivation environments.
Considering a cultivation extended for 1000 square meters, with 4000 strawberry plants under organic conditions, let's first of all see the costs of technical means. Fertilization amounts to 578 euros, phytosanitary treatments to 261 euros and the cost for the seedlings touches 653 euros.
The overall production ranges from 10.000 to 13.000 kg per hectare.
Today a plant can produce about 700 grams of strawberries for a total of over 40 thousand kg per year. The production of the greenhouse, which works almost all year round, has an indicative value of 100 thousand euros in annual turnover.
Remove leaves from plants that produce summer fruit. These species usually bloom in late spring and produce strawberries in the summer. Cut the leaves about 10 cm above the ground. Eliminating old leaves leaves room for new ones and promotes growth.
Remontant strawberries can be transplanted from February to October. Remontant strawberries are very good to eat as they have the aftertaste of wild strawberries and flourish all year round if put in conditions to do so, i.e. kept at temperatures of 14 ° -35 ° they continue to bloom again and produce strawberries.
Strawberries need full sun exposure and a sandy, loamy soil rich in organic substances with an optimal pH that can vary from 5,5 to 6,5. But they manage to grow in other types of soil as well as long as there is good drainage.
Sowing is simple: arrange 2 - 3 seeds for each alveolus and, after germination, keep only the strongest plant in development. Just after sowing, moisten the soil and keep it moist throughout the germination period.
Insert the part of the strawberry stolon closest to the mother plant under one centimeter of earth in the new pot and hold it down with a stone; instead let the extremity be left free in order to give balance to the new plant.
Strawberries can be grown in the garden in any area of our country. However, they require a very draining and light soil, a sunny but not too exposed position and specific fertilizer for fruit.
In winter, strawberries must be protected from the cold: this can be done by covering them with a perforated plastic sheet, or by sprinkling the soil around the plant with a thick mulch of dry leaves or straw. The first harvest takes place in the spring following sowing.
The new seedling will develop roots and leaves almost immediately, stealing less nourishment from the mother plant. When the daughter plant is large enough, you can cut the stolon that binds it to the mother plant. The whole thing takes about a month.
Planting of strawberries
For potted seedlings, planting is possible from September to May. September is the ideal month for planting strawberries: the earth is still warm and humid, and there will be better rooting for the next year's production. Choose a sunny exposure.
Keep plants in the sun: All-season strawberries need at least 14 hours of light, while single-season strawberries need 12 hours. Keep the plants warm (but not too warm!). Strawberries love mild temperatures, above 20 ° C and below 30 ° C. The cold does not kill them, but it prevents them from bearing fruit.
How much does greenhouse cultivation yield? Today a plant can produce about 700 grams of strawberries for a total of over 40 thousand kg per year. The production of the greenhouse, which works almost all year round, has an indicative value of 100 thousand euros in annual turnover.
Kit for hydroponic plant with culture water: from € 59,00 to € 450,00. Kit for drip hydroponic systems: from € 64,00 to € 725,00. Kit for NFT hydroponic system: from € 112,00 to € 630,00. Labor for installation: from € 70,00 to € 300,00.
The price for a 500-gram tray of strawberries is in fact equal to 1,29 euros, for a cost of 2,58 euros per kg.
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In the case of our seedlings, grown in the jar since August, there are already some flowers, so it is possible to harvest a small production of about 50/15 fruits per plant after 20 days from planting; the most important harvest will instead follow in May-June of the following year.
The cultivation of the strawberry in hydroponics takes place in 15 L coconut fiber bags, with a bag length of 1 m and a width of 20 cm. In each bag two rows of strawberries are transplanted for a total of 10 seedlings per bag with a density ranging from 100.000 / 130.000 plants.