Both adults and children are very fond of plums. However, growing them is sometimes not easy. Certain difficulties arise with the choice of a variety. Today we will tell you about the wonderful Volgograd plum, which was bred by domestic breeders. The Volgogradskaya plum was included in the State Register 50 years ago. In our article, we will tell you about the features of the fruiting culture, the characteristics of the variety, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the plant.
Plum Volgograd: description of the variety and characteristics
These trees are quite tall, the crown is formed by a wide pyramidal plum. Shoots are not very dense. The bark is dark brown in color, rough to the touch; on the skeletal branches, the bark is also quite dark. The shoots themselves of the Volgograd plum are lighter, branched in shape, straight. Lentils are practically not formed, they are yellow in color. The buds are conical in shape, not very large in size, and brownish in color. The foliage is elliptical, the leaves are pointed at the top, the leaf plates are slightly wrinkled, matte in color, dark green. The leaves are slightly concave, omitted. At the base they are round. Notches are visible along the edges, which are evenly spaced around the perimeter of the sheet plate. The petioles are medium, both in thickness and in size, slightly dissected, falling off. Rounded in shape, yellowish. The flowers are usually abundantly formed, they have a beautiful white color, and are not very large in size. The culture begins to bear fruit early enough, the flowers are collected in bouquet branches, usually they are formed on well-lignified shoots.
Plum Volgograd: photo of the variety
The fruits of the Volgogradskaya plum are quite massive, large. On average, the weight of one cream varies between 30-40 g. In shape, they are round, slightly oval. The fruits are slightly depressed from above, a depression is also formed at the base, the fruits are dark crimson in color, the subcutaneous points are dark. A beautiful waxy coating is always formed on the skin, inside the pulp is very juicy, aromatic, yellow-orange. The plum tastes sweet and sour, pleasant. The seeds are medium, elongated, the neck is short, and the fact that the seeds are well separated from the pulp is considered an indisputable advantage, therefore this variety is very much loved by gardeners and housewives. Fruit stalks are medium, they are attached to the bones quite firmly. The fruits contain solids, acids and sugars. Fruit can be transported over long distances, food is well stored, plums can be eaten fresh or processed. The housewives prepare wonderful jam and compote from plums.
Plum Volgograd: features of flowering and fruiting
The Volgograd plum usually blooms in early May, the fruits ripen in late summer. The culture begins to bear fruit at the age of three. However, for this you need to plant annual plants. Plums are large-fruited, and other plants are not needed for pollination of plants, since this plum is self-fertile. If you want to increase yields, then you can plant additional pollinators next to the tree, for example, July or Red Plum. The yield of the Volgogradskaya plum is consistently high, more than 10 kg of plums can be harvested from a 4-year-old tree, and even 50 from a 5-year-old tree. Fully adult Volgogradskaya plums are capable of producing even 150 kg of ripe and aromatic fruits. The culture is very resilient, so usually frosts do not damage the shoots and stem of the tree. Fruit buds also do not freeze.Plant disease and pest resistance is good. Withstands plum and drought well.
Plum Volgograd: pros and cons
We have already indicated that the plant has high winter hardiness and drought resistance. The yield is always consistently high, and the taste and marketability of the fruits are simply excellent, the crown of the trees is also compact, therefore gardeners love plums very much. If we talk about the shortcomings, then it should be noted that if you take poor care of the plant, then the fruits of the Volgograd plum will shrink, so pay attention to this.
Volgograd plum is an excellent variety. The yield of plants is consistently high, the fruits have a pleasant taste, the pulp of the plum is juicy and aromatic. Housewives are happy to prepare jam, compote, jam from these fruits. The Volgogradskaya plum is also unpretentious in leaving. Fruits can be transported over long distances, food is well stored, Volgogradskaya plums can be eaten fresh or processed.