Grapes Dubovsky pink
One of the grape varieties is a fairly young Dubovsky variety. Despite the fact that the variety was bred not so long ago, it has already earned great love from the majority of summer residents in our country. The Dubovsky pink grape is distinguished by excellent basic qualities. He has good fertility and does not require special care.
This culture was created by our domestic scientist from a small village in the Volgograd region called Dubovka. His name is Sergei Gusev. The hybrid was obtained by crossing two grape varieties: Novocherkassk Jubilee and Red Delight. The resulting copy not only received the best qualities from his parents, but also multiplied these advantages.
Grapes Dubovsky pink: variety description
This plant is often used for decorative purposes when creating landscaping. The period of active ripening of pink bunches is extremely beautiful, since the grape bush has large berries of a bright pink hue. He is able to decorate any site.
This crop has a short ripening period. So, the period from how the plant bloomed and before the bunches can already be eaten is no more than 110 days. The first harvest can already be tasted in mid-August, but the region of cultivation is also taken into account.
The shrub grows very vigorously and tall. In addition to the bunches, it also has a small reddish tint of the crown itself. The plant is self-fertile. Since it has both male and female flowers. This is undoubtedly an advantage, since it does not need to plant additional grape varieties for pollination and the plant can do without pollinating insects.
The shrub can be propagated using cuttings. Almost every attempt ends up in luck. Two years after you have planted a young cutting, you can already harvest an impressive harvest.
It is important to note here that the Dubovsky pink grape is distinguished not only by abundant fruiting, but it can also bear fruit again on stepsons.
Grape variety Dubovsky pink - characteristics of fruits
Those who already grow grapes on their site note large, loose, loosely planted ripe bunches, the appearance of which is not very neat. As is common with all grapes, the bunches are shaped like a cone and have wings. Experienced gardeners call lateral processes this way. The weight of one bunch is approximately 1.5 kg, there are exceptions that weigh more.
The berries themselves are quite large, from about 3 to 5 cm, each weighing 220 g. The shape of the fruit is not oval, as is typical for many grapes, but has the shape of an icicle, since it has a pointed tip.
The berries have a tender, juicy pulp, with a small number of seeds inside, and a characteristic crunch when used. Gardeners who recommend this variety for cultivation on the site note the excellent taste of fruits with a slight nutmeg flavor. According to the results of tasting, these fruits received a very high, close to the maximum, score - 9.3 out of 10 points. The sugar level in berries is about 21 percent.
When the bunches are set and during the entire ripening period, they are green in color. If you notice that the berries are pink in color. This usually happens in a short period of time before the grapes ripen, which means the grapes are ready for consumption. The advantage is that the fruits ripen almost at the same time, which greatly facilitates harvesting.
The variety described in this article has a lot advantages before other types and varieties of grapes. At least that's what gardeners say.
- The shrub on the site looks very impressive. Since the combination of bright pink bunches and dense emerald-colored leaves looks just amazing. This will delight the eye not only for you, but also for your neighbors and guests.
- The plant annually, consistently gives a very large yield. Grapes begin to bear fruit already a couple of years after planting. And if you manage to graft a stalk of the Dubovsky pink shrub onto any other grape variety that has well-developed roots, then you can harvest an excellent harvest right in the same year.
- The great taste of the berries is highly appreciated by gardeners. They are consumed fresh. You can make syrup, compote, vinegar or juice from berries. It turns out very tasty wine made on the basis of the berries of this variety. Some people make raisins from the fruits of this culture.
- The advantages include the long shelf life of the crop. The fruits will not deteriorate and will not change their taste, even if they are not picked immediately. Some deliberately leave the ripe berries hanging for a while, so that they become much sweeter.
- Once the crop has been harvested, it can be safely stored even for several months.
- The berries tolerate transportation very well. Even if the road is long, the fruits do not change their external and internal taste, retain their attractive appearance.
- According to the characteristics of the plant, the variety has a high immunity to diseases and pests common in vineyards. According to gardeners, sometimes the culture gets sick with powdery mildew.
- In addition to all the listed advantages, this grape variety has good frost resistance. So, the bush tolerates minus temperatures up to 24 degrees. This advantage makes it possible to grow it not only in warm regions, but also in the northern strip of Russia.
Disadvantages gardeners who have already grown crops on their site do not celebrate this grape variety. Usually they only talk about the advantages of the plant. In addition, it is recommended to ensure that there are not too many fruits on one vine, as this will lead to an increase in their ripening period.
How to plant grapes Dubovsky pink
The grapes described in this article are a plant that loves warmth. In this regard, you should choose a place that is well open and illuminated by the sun.
The land on which the grapes will grow must be rich in nutrients and loose so that air can circulate freely and pass to the roots.
Since this grape variety is resistant to light frosts, it is recommended to grow it in central and northern Russia. But you need to ensure that the site is not in an open room, where there is a constant draft.
It is very good to plant grapes on any hill. Therefore, if there is no one on the site, then it must be done artificially in order to avoid fungal root diseases. It is also necessary to ensure that groundwater is not located close to the surface.
Usually the grapes are planted in the fall. A hole is pre-dug based on the size of the root system of the seedling. The roots should not be cramped in this pit. Typically, the depth is about half a meter.
If you are planting several bushes of grapes, then you must maintain a distance of about 1.5 m between them.To make drainage, you need to pour, for example, crushed stone on the bottom of the prepared pit. Then the second layer is poured with soil mixed with humus, as well as with potassium-phosphorus fertilizers, to the surface level and, as it should, watered everything with water.
Each pit should have at least two buckets of water.
A special pipe is sometimes placed in the center, through which fertilizers are subsequently applied, and the seedlings of a new plant are watered.
Before planting, the seedlings must be placed in a specially prepared mixture so that the plant adapts to the new soil as quickly as possible. Cuttings should have no more than 2-3 buds. If you had to cut the stalk, then the cuts must be treated with paraffin.
Further, the prepared seedling must be placed in the hole. For this, a small slide is made in the center. This will be the place where you want to plant the plant. The roots need to be properly straightened so that the ends of the roots are directed downward. Then the pit is covered with earth from above.
The surface must be well tamped so that excess air comes out and then the planted plant is watered abundantly with warm water. A layer of mulch should be laid around the trunk so that moisture remains in the ground for as long as possible. Peat, straw, humus or sawdust are perfect as mulch.
Those who have already grown this grape variety on their site note the unpretentiousness of the culture. Therefore, as a care, standard procedures will be carried out: watering, regular weeding and mulching, as well as loosening the soil.
In addition, plants should be fed and preventive measures taken to protect against common diseases and possible insect pests. In addition, it is necessary to regularly form the crown of the bush.
If everything is clear with the rest of the points, then forming a bush is not as easy as it seems, since the stems have very active growth.
In general, it is recommended to grow a shrub of this variety on a trellis, which is made horizontally from wire. If the shrub grows in different directions, then it must be tied up and guided.
Diseases and pests
As for pests, birds and wasps are very fond of the berries of this variety. Therefore, in order to save your harvest and get the sweet berries yourself, you should protect the plants from pests.
As protection, you can use specially designed nets over the vineyard bush. And you can hide the fruits in special gauze bags. A bag is put on each bunch.
You can treat grapes with a weak vinegar solution. This should be done at least twice a month.
You can prepare special baits. For this, beer or sweet water is used. These baits will catch wasps, as well as ants. Some treat plants with liquid smoke, and also destroy wasp nests that are located near shrubs.
This plant has not yet been fully studied. After all, not much time has passed since the hybrid was bred. Here you can only focus on the reviews of gardeners who note a fairly good immunity to various diseases common for grapes.
Agronomists, in turn, advise taking preventive measures, and not waiting for the plant to get sick with any disease. Since different plants have different immunity to diseases. It will be optimal to carry out about three or four treatments over the entire growing season.
The only thing that is prohibited is the use of chemicals during the ripening of the fruit. Some summer residents note that the Dubovsky pink grapes can be sick with powdery mildew or powdery mildew.
If suddenly you notice signs of a plant disease, you need to treat the grape bush with sulfur or any other suitable means, which are sold in large numbers in stores. It is also important to constantly ventilate the vineyards and thin out the bushes.
Grapes Dubovsky pink: reviews of gardeners
One summer resident from the Krasnodar Territory has been growing grapes of this variety for many years. She notes that the plant is very active in growing green mass and has a bountiful harvest.The taste of the berries is very sweet with some notes of nutmeg. The summer resident grows this variety for sale on the market, and says that the berries are very quickly sorted. In addition, these fruits are very fond of children.
And one gardener from the Moscow region writes that for the first time he tasted the grapes Dubovsky pink at neighbors in the country and very much appreciated the sweet taste of the fruit. After that, he himself decided to grow such a grape variety on his site. How he succeeded is still unknown, but he really hopes that he will succeed.