For many people, at the moment, this variety of currants of the "American Currant" variety grows in suburban or summer cottages, because now it is at the peak of popularity. Its features are unusual shape and unusual dimensions of the shrub.
Briefly about American currant
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This type of currant variety "American Currant" is an introduced representative of herbaceous crops, the homeland of this variety is the territory of North America. It is considered to be unpretentious, which means that it does not require you to invest heavily in feeding, difficult care or growing, loss of a huge amount of nerves and energy. This variety of currant variety "American Currant" does not have any special preferences in the choice of soil in which it will subsequently grow.
"American currant" has a very high level of resistance to various diseases, insects - parasites, and infections. This currant shrub also has a high level of resistance to cold, has the ability to grow rapidly, it is extremely easy to propagate using cuttings (green or already lignified) and layering. It grows well both in a sunny area and in partial and full shade.
The American Currant currant shrub usually grows up to one hundred and fifty centimeters. The flowering process begins at the same time as the black currant. They have yellow inflorescences, and their shape resembles small bells, therefore the berry shrub is also called Golden American Currant.
It is worthwhile to re-write about the stunning appearance during the flowering process. The foliage of this "American Currant" variety has a green color, but does not have any aroma at all. The foliage of the black currant and the "American currant" has a large number of differences.
This type of currant of the "American currant" variety is self-fertile, therefore it is necessary to pollinate it for the formation of fruits. If you plant a currant shrub in a single copy, then it will bring a small amount of harvest, we recommend planting it in groups of several pieces of the same variety or with other representatives of herbaceous crops.
Features of the American currant variety
For many people, at the moment, this variety of currants of the "American Currant" variety grows in suburban or summer cottages, because now it is at the peak of popularity. Its features are the unusual shape and unusual dimensions of the shrub. Such an arrangement of inflorescences is extremely rare, the ripening times of fruits differ from other representatives of herbaceous crops (it coincides only with black currant).
The shape of the fruit also does not resemble ordinary berries. The amount of harvest is normal, but with proper cultivation, care and maintenance of favorable growing conditions, the plant will surely reward you with a large amount of delicious harvest.
American currant: useful properties
The fruits of this type of currant "American currant" ripen quite late, at about the end of the second summer month or at the beginning of the third summer month. The fruits have a black color, glossy appearance, the shape resembles an oval, large in size, by their taste we can say that they are sweet, but very bland.They perfectly tolerate transportation over long distances; when removing the fruit from a branch, there is no juice and sticky liquid left on the hand.
The skin of the berry is flattened, inside the berry is red and juicy. Fruits have increased levels of vitamin C and antioxidants. Fruits on a branch ripen in stages. To begin with, the upper berries ripen, then, located in the middle of the bush, and at the end, located in the lower part of the bush. The fruit-bearing season is quite long, usually fourteen days.
Each summer resident and gardener has a different fruit ripening period, this can be understood not only from their reviews, but also from numerous photographs from the Internet.
For some, the fruits ripen at the end of the first month of the summer season. And all at once, not gradually. For some, the fruits are so elongated that they resemble small melons.
All varieties of currants love water, which means you should regularly moisten the soil, apply a layer of mulch. The care instructions do not differ at all from the black currant care instructions. In the spring season, it is worth making complex mineral dressings with a high nitrogen content. During the summer season, constantly arrange loosening and weeding of the soil. Remove damaged parts of the plant during the fall season.