How was the Tender gooseberry obtained? We crossed the types "Ottawa 274" and "Pink 2". The place of selection is the All-Russian Selection and Technological Institute of Horticulture and Nursery. After that, the Laskovy gooseberry won the hearts of gardeners forever.
Experts advise to breed the Laskovy gooseberry variety in central Russia. This type of gooseberry is for the future.
Affectionate gooseberry: variety description
- Shrub of medium height, miniature, branches are formed very well, plus they are also long. Not very spiked. The spines are single, short.
- Leaves are bright green in color.
- The fruits are medium, the weight of the berry is 4-5 g. Young shoots have large fruits, weighing 6-7 g, in the form of an oval, bright scarlet color, the berries are covered with wax, have a good taste and a pleasant aroma. Berries are a storehouse of pectin substances.
- The Laskovy gooseberry ripens early or a little later. Harvest - 7 kg / bush. Brushes with berries are compacted.
- Affectionate gooseberry has good frost resistance.
- It is immune to powdery mildew.
Gooseberry Tender: characteristic of the variety
The gooseberry bush of the Laskovy variety is of medium height, no thorns, has an average spreading, growth - 1-1.3 m. Morozov is not afraid, this is confirmed by 20 years of experiments, during this time the branches and buds have never froze.
Gooseberry Affectionate quickly bears fruit, for 2-3 years of its life. If you look after correctly, then you can see the first fruits next year after planting. The berries are large, elongated, very black, hence the name - "African".
The fruits are sweet and sour, have a black currant flavor. Suitable for a wide variety of workpieces. The yield indicator is very high. You can collect a bucket of fruit from 1 bush, sometimes more.
Gooseberry Affectionate: care
The agricultural technology of our species is similar to that of other types, but it is better, because the gooseberry does not prick with needles. In the autumn season, the root is fed with manure and minerals (superphosphate, 40-50 g, potassium chloride, 30-40 g).
After top dressing has been carried out (you need to sprinkle fertilizers on top of the soil), it is necessary to loosen the soil superficially so that the fertilizers are embedded in it.
At the beginning of the fruiting stage, the bushes are fed with mullein solution. If the plants are not fed at this time, you will simply lose 0.5 harvest.
Prevention and treatment measures
Foliar dressing with Bordeaux mixture is applied 2 times. Early in the spring season, spray with such a 3% solution: copper sulfate, lime, take 300 g of each ingredient and dilute in 10 liters of water.
Before the plants bloom or the first red-brown dots appear on the leaves, spray with a 1% solution of the same composition
Gooseberry Tender: cultivar agricultural technology
The soil, in which we plant the seedlings should be loose. For this purpose, the earth should be mixed with humus, peat, river sand, in equal parts. After the plants have been planted, it is necessary to water until the soil is completely saturated.
The earth must not be allowed to dry out. Before the seedlings begin to take root, greenhouses are not put on airing. After the roots grow back, the greenhouses are opened slightly, when the roots begin to actively grow, the greenhouses are completely opened. Further plant growth occurs on the ridges.
The best time for landing gooseberry Tender - October or early spring before the buds bloom.
Common biennials with developed roots take root most well, their length is 20 cm.These seedlings for 1 year can form 5 powerful shoots, next year they can yield 0.8-1 kg from a bush.
Planting annuals slows down one or two years for the entry of bushes into the stage of fruit formation. The root collar should be deepened into the soil by 10 cm. The planted bushes are provided with good watering. After water penetrates into the soil, it must be mulched.
Gooseberry bushes bear fruit well only on soil saturated with nutrients.
Lack of potassium in the soil is the cause of leaf burn, because of this, a decrease in yield occurs. Competent, regular feeding contributes to better plant productivity.
If the Affectionate gooseberry lacks moisture, poor growth and fruiting is observed. In excessively humid places or in areas where groundwater passes close to the surface, the bushes stop growing due to the fact that air is forced out of the soil.
An excess of water reduces the work of soil microorganisms, plus harmful salts are carried up from the ground.
When to harvest
- Gathering gooseberry berries Tender takes place 5 days before full ripening.
- Fruits are harvested at an early stage of ripening. Gooseberries Tender, which are intended for processing or transportation over long distances, are harvested 5 days before their full ripeness.