Strawberry Delizzimo® in winter greenhouse culture with grow lighting
Modern consumers want to enjoy strawberries with full flavor, as early as possible in the season. A very early crop with F1 hybrid ever bearers and assimilation lighting provides opportunities to meet this demand. These greenhouse strawberries have to be able to distinguish themselves from imported strawberries thanks to an excellent taste. ABZ Seeds runs at an external demo location in Holland with ever bearing strawberry F1 hybrid Delizzimo® in a greenhouse with assimilation lighting.
As follow up to an extended breeding program, in 2013 ABZ Seeds started production- and marketing research with ever bearing strawberry F1 hybrid Delizzimo® in a greenhouse with assimilation lighting. In subsequent years a growing protocol for production of flavourful F1 hybrid strawberries in wintertime was developed.
For a winter crop starting mid-November strawberry seeds have to be sown 4.5 months in advance (week 27-29). Seedlings are pricked out in a standard 9 holes tray 6 weeks after sowing. End of September (week 38-39) the now 3-months old plants can be transplanted in greenhouse. When planting first flowers need to be open.
From mid-November onwards (week 46-48) harvest of strawberry Delizzimo® wil be starting.
At Trial Station Zwaagdijk in Holland we run a demonstration trial with strawberry F1 hybrid Delizzimo® and several strawberry F1 hybrids during this winter season. The LED installation is a hybrid version with 120 micromol LED and 80 micromol Son-T.
The trial is open on appointment for visitors from the strawberry industry during whole winter season.
For more information of our strawberry Delizzimo® please take a look on our advices for growing schedules yearround: ABZ-info-Delizzimo
Strawberry specialists from Andijk-Holland