Apricot - remont raspberry of medium ripening: description
Apricot raspberries are gaining more and more popularity among gardeners every year. Golden amber berries attract the eye with their unusual appearance. True connoisseurs will appreciate its subtle notes of apricot taste.
Repairing yellow-fruited raspberry variety Apricot
The Apricot raspberry variety was created and described by Russian breeders in 1996. It got its name because of the characteristic color of the berries. The patent was granted in 2004.
Differences from Red and Black Raspberries
Yellow raspberries belong to the same species as red and black. Yellow berries are hypoallergenic due to the low content of natural dye. Unlike red-fruited, yellow has a higher sugar content and a minimum of acids. The content of folic acid and vitamin C is much higher than in red and black berries.
Did you know? Yellow berries contain the highest amount of fructose.
Appearance of the bush, characteristics of berries, ripening dates, yield
The average height of the bushes is 1.5 m. The plant is slightly spreading. The shoots are straight, medium thickness, on the lower part there are thorns bent down. The leaves are medium, bright green, slightly wrinkled. The flowers are small. The berries are amber-yellow in color with an average weight of 5 g. The shape of the fruit is blunt, the flesh is juicy. It has a sweet and sour flavor. High productivity - 2.5–3 kg from the bush. Culture begins to bear fruit from the second half of July until the end of October.
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
- The advantages include:
- high productivity;
- multiple fruiting;
- frost resistance;
- unpretentiousness in leaving;
- excellent presentation;
- universality of application.
- poor transportability;
- low safety;
- tendency to uncontrolled growth.
Features of agricultural technology
Apricot - this is one of the most exotic varieties of raspberries. But this repairing variety is not distinguished by its whimsical care and is able to produce an excellent harvest. Suitable for growing in warm climates.
The main rule is the correct predecessor.
Raspberries can be planted after such crops:
- melliferous siderates;
Important! The bad precursors for the plant are nightshade: they have common soil diseases.
Landing and care
Raspberries are planted in spring and autumn. However, autumn is the most favorable time for planting. Most often, planting is done in a trench way. To do this, dig a ditch 40 cm wide and 30 cm deep. The distance between the rows should be 1–1.5 m. Next, the trench should be filled with a nutrient mixture of manure and the upper fertile soil layer. Then produce seedlings. The planted seedling should have a well-developed root system.Raspberries can also be planted in separate holes. In spring, the same principle and order of planting, but the berry will not please a plentiful harvest in the first year. To facilitate care for planting this sweet berry, it is recommended to carry out the mulching process. This will help to better maintain moisture, protect the earth from drying out, and also prevent the appearance of weeds and rotting of berries in contact with the soil.
The yellow raspberry variety loves moisture. Provide her with plentiful watering in the dry summer period. To improve moisture exchange, weeding and loosening of the soil is recommended.. During loosening, weed removal should be carried out, which draws moisture and nutrients. Feeding raspberries with nitrogen fertilizers improves shoot growth. Urea helps increase yields. The most optimal dosage is 40 g per 1 linear meter of shrub. The composition is diluted with water for better absorption.
Pest and Disease Control
The following pests can attack raspberries:
- stem fly;
- codling moth;
- raspberry beetle.
To combat them, they use Confidor or Atlant. They must be diluted with water and thoroughly sprinkled with raspberries. From folk methods, the effectiveness of onion husks can be noted. To prepare the drug, you need 200 g of onion peel, drenched in 10 liters of warm water.
Important! All formulations must be diluted strictly in accordance with the instructions.
Insist the prepared solution for 4 days. Then shrubs should be sprayed. Raspberries are very resistant to disease, but can be exposed to viral and fungal diseases. Careful treatment with insecticides will help protect the bushes.
Among the diseases can occur:
- root cancer;
- purple spotting.
Raspberries are recommended to be grown on trellises. Since this plant is quite flexible and bends heavily under the weight of the crop, the tapestry allows the plant to provide sufficient light, reduces the likelihood of diseases, increases the efficiency of spraying with pesticides, and ultimately improves the quality of the crop.An important point when growing on a trellis is proper fixation. The stems are fixed so that there is no friction between the wire and the shoot.
Pruning and wintering
After wintering, sanitary pruning is carried out with the removal of the affected shoots to the first healthy kidney. They are cut off during the period of kidney swelling - at this time it is easy to distinguish a healthy kidney from an affected one. Before the onset of frost, pruning of bushes is carried out. In the first year, 20–30 cm stumps are left. Next year, hemp is cut off under the root, leaving stumps that will be covered with snow in winter. Late winter irrigation is performed abundantly. This allows you to increase the moisture supply for the entire winter period.
Harvesting and transportation
Harvesting begins in mid-summer and continues until late autumn. Harvested twice a season. In August, last year's shoots yield their crops. In mid-autumn, it is time for fruiting of young shoots.There are no thorns in the upper part, which makes picking berries quick and convenient. Berries are picked from the bush as they ripen. Oh, that they are ready, prompt appearance - a bright yellow uniform color. It is better to collect raspberries in the morning or evening.
Did you know? Russia is a leader in raspberry cultivation.
Garden berries after harvest are not stored for a long time, due to its loose structure. This makes transportation impossible. Therefore, it is better to eat fresh. Also suitable for recycling. From it you can make jam, jam or compote. Apricot raspberries can be grown even by a beginner in gardening. The berry is quite unpretentious and, with proper care, will please a good harvest in the medium-late periods.
I grow apricot raspberries for children. Its berries are hypoallergenic and rich in vitamins to a greater extent than red varieties.
As for the variety, the "Apricot" raspberries are very beautiful orange berries with an apricot flavor. This variety is more abundant than Indian Summer. I believe that “Apricot” can replace yellow-fruited raspberries, as this variety is more frost-resistant and unpretentious.My kids really like her. We still haven’t really gathered for conservation, we’ll eat everything)))
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