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Strawberry variety Mariguette: photo, description and reviews


At least a small bed of strawberries is an integral part of the vast majority of household plots. There are a lot of varieties of this berry bred by breeders, so gardeners try to choose those that combine outstanding taste with high yields and a relative lack of pickiness in care. The French strawberry Mariguette meets all these criteria.

Breeding history

The strawberry Mariguette, also known as Mariguette and Mariguetta, is from the French company Andre. The creators position the variety as universal, ideal for cultivation in a continental European climate.

Its "parents" were strawberry varieties Gariguette (Gariguetta), well known in France since the beginning of the last century and considered one of the elite varieties of berries, and Mara des bois (Mara de Bois) - an achievement of the breeders of the same company, which appeared in the late 80s ... From the first, Mariguette "inherited" the characteristic shape and size of the berries, from the second - a typical "strawberry" taste and aroma, remontant.

The name Mariguette is a combination of the names of the two varieties that became the "parents" of this strawberry

The name Mariguette is a combination of the names of the two varieties that became the "parents" of this strawberry

At home, this variety went on sale in 2015. In Russia, the Mariget strawberry was certified in 2017. The variety has not yet been included in the State Register.

Description and characteristics of the strawberry variety Mariget

The creators of Mariget are positioned as a strawberry, practically devoid of flaws. The description is, indeed, extremely inspiring for any gardener.

The appearance and taste of berries

Strawberry Marigette looks very presentable. The berries are one-dimensional, relatively large (25-30 g), regular conical or elongated-drop-shaped, with a pointed "nose". The skin is dense, smooth, glossy, pink-red in color.

Fully ripe berries are characterized by a pronounced aroma of wild strawberries. The flesh is pale red, soft and juicy, not too firm. The taste is balanced - very sweet, with a slight refreshing sourness.

Mariguette berries were recognized by professional tasters as one of the sweetest

Important! Throughout the season, strawberries do not grow smaller. In the last "wave" of fruiting, the berries are as large as in the first.

Flowering period, ripening period and yield

Mariguette belongs to the early remontant strawberry varieties. It blooms in mid-May. Fruiting begins in early June and ends in early October. In a warm subtropical climate, crops are harvested until frost. For the whole summer, an adult plant brings 0.8-1.2 kg of berries.

The yield of Mariguette strawberry is comparable to Cabrillo. But it loses to the most "productive" varieties, for example, Harmony.

Frost resistance

Cold resistance up to - 20 ºС allows strawberries Mariget to winter without damage to themselves in the subtropical climate of the south of Russia, even without shelter. But in the middle lane, she still needs "protection", especially if the winter is predicted to be severe and little snow.

Disease and pest resistance

According to breeders, strawberry Mariget is practically immune to pathogenic microflora. During the cultivation of "experimental" specimens, there were no cases of infection with real and downy mildew, spots of any kind, root rot and other diseases affecting the root system.

Strawberry Mariget, as practice shows, is also not particularly interesting to pests. Even with massive attacks on neighboring bushes in the garden, they bypass these plants.

Pros and cons of the variety

The merits of the strawberry Marigette clearly outweigh the disadvantages.

pros

Minuses

Endurance and ability to adapt to a wide range of climatic and weather conditions

If, at a time when there is a strong heat for a long time and there is no precipitation, regular watering is not ensured, the berries become smaller, "dry out", the taste deteriorates significantly

High immunity (this applies to both diseases and pests)

The bushes are relatively low (up to 30 cm), but spreading, they need a lot of space in the garden

Cold hardiness sufficient for cultivation in temperate climates

Ability to tolerate short-term drought without damage

Long-term fruiting

Very good yield

External presentability of fruits (preserved after heat treatment and freezing)

Excellent taste and aroma of berries

The universal purpose of strawberries (you can eat it fresh, freeze it, use it for any homemade preparations and baking)

Keeping quality (up to five days in optimal conditions) and transportability (thanks to the dense skin)

Jams, jams, compotes retain the taste and aroma characteristic of fresh berries, strawberries do not turn into an unappetizing porridge

Important! Mariget strawberries can be grown not only in the garden, but also on terraces and balconies.

Growing features

In order for the Marigette strawberry to bear fruit stably and abundantly, it is necessary to take into account important nuances and recommendations regarding its planting and agricultural technology. Moreover, the "requirements" of the variety are few:

  1. The preferred place for the garden bed is a flat area or the slope of a gentle hill. Lowlands and places where cold humid air stagnates will not work. Like any strawberry, Mariguette does not tolerate northern winds and sharp drafts.
  2. An ideal substrate is loamy or sandy loamy soils rich in humus. They are light enough, they pass water and air well. Acidity is necessarily neutral (within 5.5-6.0 pH). Although, in principle, Mariget strawberries take root in any soil, except for very heavy clay, swampy, sandy, rocky soils.
  3. If groundwater approaches the surface closer than 0.5 m, it is necessary to look for another area or build beds with a height of at least 30 cm.
  4. When planting between neighboring bushes of strawberries, Mariget leaves 40-50 cm.The interval between planting rows is 60-65 cm.
  5. The standard breeding method is a mustache. Two-year-old, abundantly fruiting bushes are chosen as "uterine" ones. A maximum of five mustaches with three rosettes on each are left on them. Thus, one plant produces 15 new ones. It is only necessary to remember that it will not be possible to harvest from the “mother” bushes of Mariget strawberries at the same time. All emerging flower stalks and buds are immediately removed.
  6. Plants need daily watering only immediately after planting, before rooting. The average rate is 2-3 liters of water per 1 m². As soon as new leaves appear, they switch to weekly watering, consuming 5-7 l / m². In extreme heat, the intervals are reduced to 3-4 days, the rate is increased to 2-3 liters per bush.
  7. Strawberry Marigette prefers specialized store fertilizers. Natural organic matter will not harm it, but it will not provide all the macro- and microelements in the volumes that are necessary for the bushes with such a long fruiting and high yield. Top dressing is applied four times per season - at the moment the first leaves appear, at the budding stage, 4-5 weeks after harvest and immediately after the end of fruiting. The fertilizer used first must contain nitrogen. Further, the strawberry bushes Mariguette require mainly phosphorus and potassium.
  8. In preparation for the winter, a bed cleared of plant debris is thrown with spruce branches, straw, fallen leaves, having previously sprinkled peat or humus on the bases of the bushes (mounds 10-15 cm high). Additionally, it can be installed over the arc by pulling lutrasil, spunbond, or any other covering material on them.

A whisker on the bushes is formed relatively little, but there will be no shortage of planting material

Marigette strawberry planting needs to be updated every 4-5 years. At the same time, it is necessary to move the bed to a new place, taking into account the requirements of crop rotation. Otherwise, not only the quality of the berries suffers - the endurance of plants and their immunity deteriorate.

Conclusion

Strawberry Mariguette is a new French variety specially created for cultivation in a continental European climate. It was introduced quite recently, so it is not yet very popular in Russia. However, all the prerequisites for this exist. Mariget stands out against the background of other varieties by a combination of "basic" advantages for a gardener (berry taste, yield, undemandingness). There were no significant shortcomings of the variety.

Reviews of strawberry Mariget

Alexandra Rokotova, Tver

I grow Mariget strawberries for only one season. The berries are unambiguously delighted: beautiful, large, everything is like a selection. And very tasty, of course. Part of the crop was frozen - after defrosting, the shape, taste, and even the characteristic smell were preserved.

Vladimir Malinin, Yaroslavl

Long doubted whether to plant strawberries Mariget. Nevertheless, the variety is foreign - he was afraid of difficulties in care. But in practice, it turned out to be completely problem-free in cultivation. For two seasons, the bushes did not hurt at all, they bore fruit steadily. The berries are excellent in all respects.


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