Gooseberry gingerbread man
Gardeners are often in an active search for shrubs that will be distinguished by their dense and powerful, dense deciduous part, as well as adaptability and yield. Moreover, many people want to get large and sweet berries, but at the same time make not so much effort to care for the plant. All these indicators are quite consistent with the gooseberry Kolobok. Today it is quite in demand among summer residents, since a gardener may not have enough experience in gardening to grow it, and at the same time he gets rather large berries, a bountiful harvest, which has excellent internal and taste characteristics.
Even novice gardeners and gardeners who do not have much experience in this activity can grow the gooseberry variety Kolobok. This bush will not require much attention to itself, and there is no need to provide it with any specific care. In order for the bush to take root and actively bear fruit, it is enough just to choose the right place for planting the shrub, and also to provide it with regular watering in accordance with the schedule so that the soil does not experience a sharp shortage or excess of moisture.
The variety is mainly recommended to be planted in the central part of our country, but due to the fact that the Kolobok gooseberry adapts well enough, it can also be planted in those regions where there is no particular resistance, if we are talking specifically about climatic and temperature conditions. If you take care of the shrub in time, cover it in frost, then you can get excellent gooseberry berries Kolobok even in the northern regions, where the climate, in principle, is not favorable for such plantings, but they can be carried out quite favorably.
In this article, we will dwell in more detail on the description of the Kolobok gooseberry variety, show its strengths, and also outline the key aspects of plant care so that any gardener, both experienced and beginner, has them in mind and can get a decent result regardless of place and region. landing.
Gooseberry Kolobok: variety description
Gooseberry Kolobok: photo of the variety
Gooseberry Kolobok is a variety belonging to the mid-season group. As a rule, the harvest can begin to be obtained by about the middle of the summer period. The plant forms a very powerful bush with a spreading crown, its height can reach about one and a half meters. There are thorns on the branches that can make it difficult to harvest, but in general, with decent care, gardeners do not have a problem. The buds of the Kolobok gooseberry variety are quite voluminous, the leaves are located on small, short petioles. The foliage is very rich green, can be colored with characteristic veins.
Of course, they are more interested in the gooseberry berries Kolobok. They are covered with a dense skin of deep red color; the weight of one berry can vary from three to seven grams. The shape is rounded, slightly elongated, while the pulp is quite juicy, slightly crunches when biting the berry itself, but rather due to the fact that the dense skin bursts. The seeds inside the fruits are small, there are a lot of them, the fruits themselves have a very pleasant, fresh aroma and sweet and sour taste. A light waxy bloom is found on the skin, which is characteristic of many plants and fruit crops.
Gooseberry Gingerbread man is very useful. It contains many vitamins, as well as ascorbic acid, anthocyanins and sugar. Gooseberry pulp Gingerbread man has a pleasant enough taste that will appeal to both adults and children.During harvesting, the berries are very easily separated from the branches, therefore, in general, the harvesting of the harvest does not provide the gardener himself with much difficulty. There are thorns that you can catch on to, but in general, gardeners practically do not pay attention to them, so the harvesting process is quite successful and, most importantly, very productive.
Gooseberry Kolobok: planting varieties
Gooseberry Kolobok: video about the variety
In order for the gooseberry bush to take root, adapt, and in the future perfectly bear fruit, you need to take care of choosing a gingerbread man suitable for planting a gooseberry. The main requirements are that it must be a well-lit area, and the soil must have a fertile composition. Also, one more condition is that the shrub should be located at a moderate distance from groundwater, since they can penetrate the root system and destroy it, and this is a huge minus, since rotting of the root system leads to the death of the entire shrub as a whole.
It is best to plant the Kolobok gooseberry in the place where legumes and potato crops, as well as beets, grew before. If raspberries or currants grew up to the gooseberry on the site, then the Kolobok should not be planted there. The fact is that fruit and berry bushes suck out all the energy from the soil, which is why the plant will simply not receive any minerals from there. So, you should think about the place of planting the gooseberry Kolobok so that the plant successfully takes root and adapts, giving excellent growth results, and in the future also fruiting.
It follows that a free, lighted area is best for planting gooseberries, and if there is no such place in the garden, then, in general, a place in partial shade is suitable for gooseberries. Another factor is how close the groundwater is to the planting. Even though gooseberries may require a lot of regular watering, an excess of water can lead to the formation of fungal diseases in the root system. The gooseberry Gingerbread man will gradually fade, and will die altogether. If the groundwater is located at a depth of less than one and a half to two meters, then before planting a shrub, it is best to prepare an additional embankment that will protect the plant from waterlogging.
In order for the shrub to bear fruit abundantly, it is necessary to pay attention to the composition of the soil. It should be either with neutral acidic or slightly acidic reactions. The soil should be ventilated, well loosened and, of course, fertilized with mineral components and whole complexes. If a period of precipitation is observed, then watering should be suspended, since the precipitation will be quite enough to moisten the soil around the plant. If droughts come, then the shrub will need to be additionally watered, and this should be done as often as possible so that the plant does not dry out.
Gooseberry Kolobok: preparation of seedlings and care for it
Gooseberry Kolobok: photo of the variety
Gooseberry planting Kolobok is carried out either in spring or in autumn. If the gardener has decided to plant in the spring, then it is best to do it around mid-March. It is then that the seedling will have time to adapt and take root in the new environment even before new branches appear. If planting is carried out at the very beginning of autumn, then it is worth remembering that the shrub takes time to root, and usually this should happen before severe droughts occur. This method is more suitable for those gardeners who live in the southern regions, where frosts come much later than if we were talking about the central part of Russia. Autumn planting allows you to achieve greater and better results in plant growth, development and fruiting, so this should be taken into account.
In order for a gooseberry seedling Kolobok to take root, and then give a plentiful and high-quality harvest, it is necessary to give it a sufficient amount of nutrients. Therefore, before planting, the roots must be placed in a growth stimulator. The most popular among all components and agents for these purposes is sodium humate.
Then, in the area selected for planting, it is necessary to level the soil, and then make a depression with a volume of about one bucket. If the bush is planted in the autumn, then the recess is prepared about two weeks before the bush is placed in it. In the spring, it will be enough to dig a hole for planting about a week before the appointed time for planting the cutting itself. A little ash or humus is placed at the bottom of the recess, which is available on the site near the gardener himself. Superphosphate or potassium can also be added. The planting material is placed in a recess, the root system is evenly straightened, it is also necessary to ensure that there is no damage or no damage to it. Then the roots begin to sprinkle with earth. In this case, it is necessary to ensure that there are no cavities between the soil or roots, otherwise the bushes will adapt much more slowly. You can sometimes lightly compact the ground, but any mechanical stress must be done with extreme care and attention.
As soon as the planting of the Kolobok gooseberry has been completed, the bush should be watered abundantly enough, then the branches are cut so that about five developed buds remain on each. It is best to sprinkle humus around the trunk. In order for the plant to develop correctly then, it is best to provide it with attentive and competent care, because its health and, as a result, subsequent fruiting depends on it. Gooseberry Gingerbread man must be watered and pruned regularly. Gooseberries have some peculiarity - they can grow quite strongly, so pruning should be started immediately after the plant has been planted in open ground.
Re-pruning of the plant should be done one year after planting, usually in the spring. It is required to cut branches that are located directly above the ground. It is also worth cutting off weak shoots that have not yet grown to 20 cm in length. Further, it will also be necessary to organize and carry out pruning, for this they remove the branches that grow directly above the soil, the tips of the overgrown shoots and shoots that make the crown unnecessarily thick, dense, which is not at all beneficial to the plant itself. But, of course, care is not limited to pruning.
The gooseberry variety Kolobok requires regular watering and feeding from the gardener, as well as loosening the soil around the plant. Watering is necessary during particularly dry periods; excess moisture can harm the plant. After watering, you should loosen the soil and remove the weeds. In this case, one should be very careful about the root system of the plant, since when loosening it, it can be easily damaged.
In the process of planting shrubs, it is necessary to feed the plant. As a rule, the first applied top dressing is sufficient for the plant for the first few years. In the fourth year, it is worth adding a new portion of fertilizers, which will include organic matter (mainly compost), as well as ammonium sulfate, superphosphate and potassium sulfate. The composition is laid directly under the bush, after which it should be slightly slammed. If the grower provides enough care for the plant, then he can produce abundant fruit with excellent and very tasty berries. The gooseberry variety Kolobok is excellently resistant to various diseases and fungal diseases, resistant to temperature extremes, droughts or moisture. At the same time, it is very important to monitor the plant, cut it off in time, then the harvest will be strong and tasty enough.Gooseberry Gingerbread man is quite well transported over long distances, retaining both its external properties and its taste.
Thus, the Kolobok gooseberry variety is an excellent option for those gardeners who do not have much experience in growing plants. Gooseberry Gingerbread man is quite unpretentious, can withstand stress, has a high level of immunity.