Strawberries

New Forest, Hampshire, England

Issue:

Increasing brix levels in Everbearer strawberries which were under pressure from overheating in the summer of 2013.

Application:

The trials saw two applications applied to everbearer strawberry at 0.5litres per ha in 400 litres of water, four days apart. The trials area was 1 Ha of strawberries with 0.5ha treated with Brix Builder.

Results:

After seven days, Brix builder had managed to lift the strawberry Brix levels by an average of 3 degrees. This trial was then extended to 9 other areas which consistently repeated the same response and lead to the implementation of this application rate across the UK strawberry sector.