Origin - LimGroup, Holland
Cultivation - Limalexia is the fi rst launch from Limgroup’s strawberry breeding programme. Limalexia is a
short-day variety, suitable for various cultivation systems. This June-bearing variety has performed very well
in spring and autumn cultivation in greenhouses (dual cropping), spring planting in greenhouses, table tops and
in traditional open fi eld systems in various cultivation regions in Europe. Limalexia was subjected to internal
multi-year trials and also tested externally by independent research stations and by a large number of growers
throughout north west Europe. A characteristic of the variety is its high yield of fi rst class fruit with an excellent fl
avour. This high yield is generated by the many positions of the strawberry fl owers per truss. The fl owers open in a
well-spread sequence on the trusses, giving a good spread of fruit formation and ripe berries. This ensures that
Limalexia can maintain fruit size throughout the growing season. The larger average fruit size also gives a high picking
performance. Limalexia produces trusses with ease during the propagation period.
Product - The fruit produced by this all-rounder has a pleasant texture and excellent taste. The taste properties
of Limalexia have been extensively tested and were rated as extremely good by various tasting panels. Some petals
can remain attached to the calyx on the fi rst fruit of the fi rst truss. The fruits colour pale red to darker red
and the seeds are positioned very well. This fresh appearance makes a good presentation and is very attractive.
The good shelf life properties make Limalexia suitable for export.
The plant - Limalexia is a very vigorous crop. When applying fertiliser, only use a low nitrogen rate. A good irrigation
strategy is important during the production period.
The high yield means the variety requires more potassium. It is important to apply timely doses of potassium. The fl
owers do not protrude above the top of the foliage, so they are protected from frost to a certain extent. Limalexia
is absolutely rain-tolerant. Intensive research and practical trials have revealed that Limalexia is not sensitive to various soil-borne diseases. Limalexia easily absorbs sulphur. The high concentration of sulphur in the leaves
ensures a lower risk of powdery mildew infection.