Accelerated strawberry growing under perforated film and needled cloth
Department of Pomology
Agricultural University in Poznań
D±browskiego 159, 60-594 Poznań, Poland
Studies were carried out in the years 1999-2001 in Poznań. Three
strawberry cultivars: ‘Elsanta’, ‘Honeoye’ and ‘Kent’, and 2 types
of covers: perforated film and needled cloth were studied by
accelerated growing method. Control combination consisted of
plants grown without any covers. On the basis of commercial yield
and wholesale prices in the successive harvest terms (according to
Wielkopolska Agricultural and Horticultural Market in Poznań), the
gross income for each growing method was calculated. Perforated
film applied as a flat cover before winter in strawberry growing
gave the best effect accelerating fruit ripening by 8-9 days in
comparison with the control combination without covers. Needled
cloth exerted a lesser effect on the acceleration of fruit
ripening (1-5 days), but it resulted in the highest yield.
The highest gross income was obtained from ‘Kent’ and ‘Elsanta’
cultivars grown under perforated film cover, depending on the
season and on the cultivar, reaching 1116-2028 PLN 100 m-2.
Radajewska B., 2005. Accelerated strawberry growing under perforated film and needled cloth. Folia
Horticulturae 17/2: 111-117.