Black currant Murmansk
Black currant Murmansk is an early ripe crop, bred on the basis of the VIR branch "Polar Experimental Station" by hybridizing the variety "Gift of the Arctic"And" R. nigrum. ssp. eigoraeit. " Authorship belongs to: S. D. Elsakova, T. V. Romanova. Since 2007, the variety has been listed in the state register of varieties that are approved for cultivation in the north.
Black currant Murmansk: description of the variety
Black currant Murmansk: photo of the variety
A shrub of the Murmanskaya currant variety of medium height, weakly spreading, lush. Young shoots are thickened, erect, green in color, no pubescence. The buds are large, in the form of an egg, not covered with pubescence, located on short stems.
Leaves with three to five lobes, large, green in color, have small notches. The leaf plate is bare, glossy, leathery, smooth, convex. The lobes are pointed, the middle one is longer than the lateral ones, the angle between their central veins is obtuse. There are no basal lobes. At the base, the leaf is in the form of a heart, has a notch in the middle. The denticles are elongated and blunt. The petiole is elongated, slender, no pubescence.
The flowers are large, pink in color. The ovary is round, bare, not covered with pubescence. The brush is short, lush, the axis is thickened, vertical.
Murmansk currant fruits are large (weighing 1.2-1.6 grams), round, black, glossy, thin peel, dessert taste (tasting rating is 4.8 points), berries are fragrant, universal in purpose. The calyx is closed, small. Fruits contain: sugars (5.6%), organic acids (three and a half percent), ascorbic acid (one hundred ninety two mg per hundred grams).
Features of culture
The Murmanskaya black currant variety is resistant to the winter season, self-fertile (up to seventy percent), the average yield is eleven and a half tons per hectare (three and a half kg per shrub), the culture has resistance to sawfly and immunity to anthracnose.
Black currant Murmansk: advantages and disadvantages
Advantages: early ripening of berries, large fruits, good taste.
Minuses: the lack of immunity of the Murmansk black currant variety to powdery mildew, with full ripeness, the fruits fall off.