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Black currant Zvezdnaya has an average ripening period. In 1991, this variety was included in the State Register of Achievements in the Field of Breeding, which can be used in the West Siberian region.
Black currant Zvezdnaya: variety description and characteristics
The bush of the black currant variety Zvezdnaya grows of medium height, has spreading branches, and is rather dense. Shoots are usually curved, of medium thickness. Young shoots are light green, shiny and smooth. By autumn, when the shoots harden, they turn light gray. The buds of the Zvezdnaya variety currant are of average size, they are not pressed against the shoot, but slightly deviated from it and are located on a small stalk. The petiole has a moon-shaped footprint.
The leaves of the black currant variety Zvezdnaya have five lobes. They are small or medium in size, slightly wrinkled, in the upper part of the shoot are boat-shaped. The color of the leaves is dark green. The surface of the leaf is matte leathery. The lobes of the leaves are wide and sharp, the middle lobe is larger than the lateral lobes, all lobes are widely spread. The basal lobes are also very well developed. The base of the leaves is heart-shaped in shape, it has a deep recess. The leaf teeth are large and obtuse, the petioles are long and thick.
The flowers of the Zvezdnaya currant are of medium size, they are half-open, the sepals are bright pink and slightly bent back. Clusters reach medium length, about 5-7 berries ripen on them. The brushes hang down. The petioles of the racemes are of medium thickness, not pubescent.
The berries of the Zvezdnaya black currant variety are large, round in shape. They are painted black, matte. There are large seeds inside them. The berries ripen at the same time. The berries taste sweet and sour, their taste can be highly appreciated. Berries can be used for different purposes. Black currant variety Zvezdnaya is winter-hardy, it is not afraid of drought, it is moderately resistant to diseases and pests. The yield of the variety can be called average. From one bush, you can collect about 2 kg of berries.
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
Advantages: the advantages of the Zvezdnaya currant variety include the good taste of berries, their large size, regular harvests, and winter hardiness.
Flaws: The disadvantages of the black currant variety Zvezdnaya are poor resistance to kidney mites and powdery mildew.