Blackcurrant Memory of Ravkin
Currently, there is a huge variety of different varieties of fruit shrubs. Black currants are loved by gardeners around the world. However, this culture also has a huge number of varieties, in which it will not be difficult to get lost. That is why it is very useful to read such general theoretical, somewhere recommendatory articles dedicated to the description of certain varieties of fruit bushes. Here you can get acquainted with their important features, some advantages and disadvantages of the variety, certain rules for care. And after such an acquaintance, you will be able to decide on the choice of culture, grow a plant not just by trial and error, but also to some extent professionally, of course, having received a high yield at the same time. In this article, we will consider black currant Memory of Ravkin.
Black currant in Memory of Ravkin: variety description and characteristics
Currant Memory of Ravkin: photo of the variety
Black currant Ravkin's memory belongs to the mid-early, therefore, the fruits of plants are formed quite actively already in July. It was bred by domestic breeders, it was by the name of the author that the plant variety got its name. The culture was included in the state register at the end of the last century, and has spread widely in other regions of Russia, although it is allowed to be grown in the central regions of our country. These bushes are vigorous, but slightly spreading. The crown of plants is formed dense, so the shoots will need to be cut off in time. This is best done either in early spring or late autumn.
Do not forget that sap flow at this moment should be absent.
Garden tools are disinfected before this, and at the end of this event, the cut sites are treated with crushed coal or garden pitch, in order to avoid infection and infection of living tissues in the wounds. In addition to formative pruning, anti-aging and sanitary pruning is also carried out. In this case, all damaged, diseased branches are removed. Due to the fact that the crown of the bush is weakly spreading, it is not necessary to tie it up.
The shoots of currant Pamyat Ravkin have an average thickness, they are quite straight, at an early age they are green in color, at maturity they are gray-brown. At the same time, the apex of young shoots is brown-red, shiny. The buds are of medium size, they are oblong, pointed in shape, there is no omission. The buds are pinkish brown in color, usually well deflected from the shoots, although they are free on top. Currant leaf scar Ravkin's memory is rounded. The foliage has a five-lobed shape, it is medium in size, green, matte and wrinkled, slightly convex. Irregularities are noticeable at the edges, so the sheet plates are also bent downward. Usually the middle lobes are much longer than the lateral ones, the main lobe is quite sharp, although it usually does not have additional protrusions. On the sides, the leaf plates are short, but wide enough. In this case, the corners between the veins are usually straight. Speaking of the basal lobes, we note that they are underdeveloped. At the base of the leaf plate, a small notch, in the shape of a heart, is noticeable. At the same time, the teeth of the foliage are blunt, but short, the tip is not pronounced.
The petioles are of medium length and thickness, they are green in color, there is no pubescence. Taking care of the plant is easy. It is enough to cut, feed, water the shrub during the time.It is resistant to pests and diseases, due to the fact that the variety is also winter-hardy, it is not necessary to cover it in the bush for the winter if the winter is not very harsh in your region. Watering the plant is recommended as needed. Although groundwater should not lie close to the surface of the earth. It should be noted that the bush should be fed quite often. If you have soil on the site rich in the content of nutrients and substances, then it is better to apply additional fertilizing to the soil less often. At the same time, complex mineral fertilizers can be added to the soil both in spring and in summer, in autumn, but nitrogen-containing fertilizers are recommended to be applied to the soil only in spring or early summer. Plants also need to be processed as needed. Despite the fact that the shrub is resistant to certain diseases and pests, some insects still infect plants. In this regard, you will need to contact the appropriate stores in order to purchase the desired drug, either for prevention or for treatment.
The flowers of the black currant variety Pamyat Ravkin are on average small and cupped in shape. Sepals are pale in color, yellow, slightly curved. The clusters are of medium length, usually the inflorescences do not reach more than 7 cm, the density of adhesion of flowers in relation to each other is average, the axis has an average thickness, and the same average length. It is green in color, no pubescence. The berries of this black currant are quite large, the maximum weight of one currant is more than 2 g, the fruits are round in shape, and black in color. There are few seeds in berries, so they are practically not felt while eating berries. The separation of the fruits from the brush is dry, and the taste of the berries is sweet and sour. They have a universal purpose. They can be consumed fresh or processed. Plants have small, closed cups. Berries contain a lot of sugars, acids, useful vitamins and microelements. Therefore, eating them fresh is not only tasty, but also really beneficial for the body.
Currant Memory of Ravkin: reviews of gardeners
- Ekaterina Ivanovna, Leningrad region: “Black currant I really like the memory of Ravkin in cultivation. The fact is that the variety is winter-hardy, as well as self-fertile. Resistance to diseases and some pests is quite high. The yield of black currant Ravkin's memory is also excellent. That summer I collected more than 3 kg from one bush. delicious berries! "
- Stanislav Vladimirovich, Sverdlovsk region: “Currant variety Ravkin's memory has been growing for me for a long time. In addition to the fact that the berries are tasty, they are also large, their marketable appearance is excellent. Many pests and diseases of this variety are also not scary. However, the disadvantages are that Ravkin's Memory currants are, in a certain way, demanding for care. For example, fertilizer is best applied to the soil annually. In this regard, it is impossible to connive at the cultivation of the plant. Indeed, not only the growth and development of culture depends on this, but also the activity of fruiting. It will be possible to collect, in reality, a high yield of black currant. Memory of Ravkin will be possible only when the care is appropriate. "