Blueberries Chauntecleer is very popular among gardeners for their characteristic features. This berry is very useful and unusual. Before you land it on your site, you need to familiarize yourself with the description and important characteristics.
The description can begin with the fact that Chauntecleer is a tall blueberry variety. Its berries ripen very early. The variety was bred due to the combined hybridization of early varieties and plant forms.
The height of the erect bush is of average length - it is about 145-160 cm. Berries ripen almost simultaneously. Harvesting for the first time, you can get about half of all possible mass. The fruits ripen, compared with the Duke blueberry variety, 7-14 days earlier. The berries are picked quickly because the berries are located in clusters on the outside of the bush.
Chantecler berries are inherent in:
- average size (1.8 to 1.9 g);
- light blue color;
- dense structure;
- the taste is pleasant, delicate, you can feel the sweetness, harmoniously combined with light acid.
Perianths are small in size, the tears are dry. A variety of blueberries is calmly harvested mechanically. Products tend to be perfectly stored, after they plucked from the bush, the berry is well transported. The level of productivity is high, but the reviews of people who are engaged in the cultivation of this crop indicate a higher rate of Duke variety.
The characteristic includes the following positive aspects of Chauntecleer:
- High disease resistance moniliosis.
- Not afraid of custody of the shoots.
- The degree of winter hardiness allows you to grow a plant in an area with a temperate climate (can withstand frost up to -28 ° C).
You can buy a plant at an affordable cost. We need a container with a volume of 3 liters, a suitable seedling age is 3 years. Bushes with proper care begin to bloom at the end of frost in the spring. Berries ripen already at the end of the first summer month. It is permissible to collect about 3.5 kg from each bush on average.
How to plant blueberries
Variety of species
The blueberries Spartan deserves respect. It is early ripe, the flowering period is relatively late. The variety is not susceptible to frost in the spring months. Large berries are inherent in such a blueberry, the taste is very pleasant. It is characterized by high productivity, but for this you need to carefully follow all the rules and conditions of cultivation. Yields increase, growth accelerates when planting is carried out in drained areas. To get the best results, you need to plant this variety next to another type of blueberry. Compliance with this condition will ensure cross-pollination. It can be grown even in Siberia.
If you want to grow an unpretentious plant that is able to well perceive changes in weather conditions, you can make a choice in favor of Berkeley. The variety:
- tall, strong-growing, sprawling bushes;
- large leaves;
- frost resistance up to -28 ° С;
- fast reproduction;
- the crop can be harvested from mid-August;
- 4 to 8 kg of berries ripen on the bush per season;
- berries are medium and large;
- the fruits are sweet.
Among the shortcomings: poorly transported, stored for long.
For cultivation in areas with a temperate climate, the following species are optimally suited:
- early blueberry blueberries;
- Country (stunted, early).
It is good to grow in Siberia and in the northwest Denis Blue, Chandler (very large berries). Winter hardiness and high productivity is characterized by the Bonus. The listed varieties of blueberries have a short growing season.
Other varieties of berries
Excellent yield stands out Goldtraube. The plant is vigorous. During the season, you can freely collect from each bush up to 3.5 kg. The minimum yield is 2.5 kg. The bush reaches a height of almost 2 m. Goldtraube has light blue berries, the fruits are very pleasant to taste. The advantage is high resistance to severe frosts in the winter months. Trimming bushes is not necessary. Each berry in diameter grows to 16 mm. The fruits begin to ripen in early August.
The benefits of the species Vaccinium corymbosum Goldtraube 71 are high resistance to various diseases, excellent quality, external attractiveness. The variety is tall (about 2 m), the taste of blueberries is very tender, pleasant. The fruits begin to ripen in late July - early August. There are many berries on each bush, fruiting is plentiful. The diameter of each berry is approximately 15 mm.
Gardeners can pay attention to other high-yielding varieties:
- Pink lemonade;
Aurora is a variety that is bred by crossing Elliott and Brigitta Blue. It is a late-ripening variety, can be grown in the North, in harsh climatic conditions (it feels calm at a temperature of -34 ° C). The height of the bush can reach 150 cm, width - 130 cm. The plant is capable of selfing, but when polluted in a cross-cutting manner, the level of quality and size of the fruit significantly increases. The average weight of each berry is 1.5 g. The berries are very tasty, can be stored for a long time. The fruits are intended for the preparation of desserts. They can be frozen, added to ice cream, yogurt, cook jams. Aurora is resistant to various diseases.
Blueberries: winter pruning
Elizabeth bears fruit for a long time, reproduces well. She has a very high resistance to frost, large fruits.
Everyone can choose a variety based on their own taste preferences. It is necessary to pay attention to the ripening time, the size of the berries, the abundance of the crop and the climatic conditions of the area where the plant will develop.