Non-remontant, early ripening raspberries "Sun" is included in the State Register and belongs to promising varieties. This very successful variety was obtained by breeders of the Kokinsky GNU VSTISP as a result of work on crossing raspberries Kostinbrodskaya and Novosti Kuzmina. The description of the variety was included in the State Register for the Central Federal District and the North Caucasus Region more than twenty years ago. The author of the variety is the famous breeder I.V. Kazakov.
Description and characteristic
Raspberry "Sun" is a powerful, medium-sized plant, up to 2 m high. Bushes are slightly spreading, have a low ability to shoot formation. On average, each plant forms about 15 shoots per square meter.
The plant is developing very actively. Annual shoots of a characteristic green color, and with growing color change to reddish. Staining of biennial, fully formed shoots can vary from yellowish-beige to beige-brown. The shoots are powerful, straight. Apex of drooping type, arched and characteristic curved. The surface of the shoots is covered with a pronounced wax coating. Prickly slight.
Berries of a blunt form, at the stage of complete ripening of a dark purple color. Berries are characterized by sufficient transportability. Taste excellent, dessert. The taste is sour-sweet, with a pronounced aroma characteristic of a garden berry culture. The pulp is pleasant and very tender.
Harvest can be used universally, including freezing berries and almost any processing. The tasting qualities are high and amount to 4.3 points, which allows us to classify the variety as the best, dessert quality, varieties. The berries are relatively large, weighing about 4.5–5 g. Under favorable weather and soil cultivation conditions, each berry plant yields up to 1.45–1.55 kg of berries per season.
Raspberries with the unusual name "Sun" is characterized by resistance to certain types of fungal diseases, including anthracnose. Besides, the variety is rarely affected by raspberry mites. However, Raspberry Sun often suffers from purple spotting. Often, gardeners also encounter mycoplasma overgrowth and damage to raspberries on the plot of the shoot gall midge.
From purple spotting should be sprayed in early spring with 2% nitrafen. During the growing season, a 1% solution of Bordeaux fluid is used, with which the first treatment is carried out before flowering, and the second spraying should be carried out after harvesting. Affected shoots should be removed. Systematic thinning of shoots is considered effective. It is recommended to deal with the shoot gall midge by twice treating the plants with a solution of kalbofos, followed by digging the soil near the bushes in autumn and spring.
Mycoplasma infection causes overgrowth and dwarfism. Mycoplasmas and viruses are spread across the berry plantings with cicadas and aphids, which must be destroyed in a timely manner. Of the new fungicides for spraying in spring on open buds, it is recommended to use the drug "Topsin-M" in a concentration of 0.1%. A good effect is achieved when processing berry plants before flowering with urea, diluted at the rate of 50 g per 10 l of water. You can also conduct the processing of “Topaz”, “Vectra” or “Strobi”.
In the same place, a berry culture such as raspberries can be grown for 10-15 years. Raspberries called "The Sun" must be grown in protected from cold winds and provided with abundant snow cover areas. To enrich the soil for the cultivation of berry crops, it is recommended to use only organic fertilizers, and if necessary, carry out preliminary liming.
In the early spring and when preparing the bushes for winter, it is very important to prune. Visual inspection of plants and preventive measures to protect against diseases and pests should not be neglected. Raspberry care also includes such basic measures as proper feeding and watering of plants, as well as regular weeding and cultivation.
Reviews of summer residents
Non-remontant raspberries called "The Sun" are recommended by most gardeners for cultivation in the conditions of home gardening. According to numerous reviews, the variety has such undeniable advantages as high yield, sufficient winter hardiness and good resistance to fungal infections.
How to plant raspberries
Root offsprings are few, few spikes, so the work of harvesting and caring for berry plantations is greatly facilitated. The berries have a very delicate pulp and a sweet taste with a memorable raspberry aroma.