Raspberry "Apricot" is one of the most productive, with excellent taste qualities of the repairing varieties belonging to the yellow-fruited standards. This very interesting and unusual new raspberry variety was obtained by Professor V.V. Kichina. It is included in the State Register for the Central Region.
Bushes of raspberries "Apricot" medium, medium strength, slightly spreading. Shoots of beige or light brown color, strong and straight. On the bottom of the shoots there is a slight spike. Spikes of medium size, bent down, have a green base.
The shoots of the first year are green, with a slight waxy coating and a complete absence of pubescence. Leaves of medium size, green, with a slightly wrinkled, without pubescence. The edges of the leaves are medium sharp. The flowers are medium sized, the stamens are located below the pistils. Berries of a blunt form, golden apricot in color, with slight pubescence. The average weight of marketable berries does not exceed 3 g.
The chemical composition of the pulp of ripe berries:
- the average sugar content is not more than 10.2-10.4%;
- the average acid content in berries is not more than 1.3-1.4%;
- average vitamin C levels of 36 mg /%.
The flesh of a ripe berry is very tender, sweet and sour, with a weak aroma. Consumers' taste rating is 4.5 points. Average yields with proper care at 117 kg / ha. Disease and pest infestation rates are negligible.
Raspberry "Apricot": features of the variety
Raspberries under the name "Apricot" are unpretentious, while observing the planting technology and using all agricultural techniques, the maximum and highest productivity is observed.
Due to the fairly high demands on the repairing varieties for planting conditions, it is necessary to carefully consider the selection of a plot for raspberry trees and prepare the soil before planting berry seedlings. Autumn is the most preferred season for planting a berry crop. but if planting is carried out in the spring, then already at the end of summer the plant will surely please the gardener with the first harvest.
If the trench method of cultivation is most often used for ordinary varietal raspberries, then it is recommended to prepare special landing pits for seedlings of repair varieties. It is preferable to choose areas with loose and fertile soils that do not have swampy areas and are well warmed by sunlight.
Planting seedlings is necessary in pre-prepared planting pits with a depth of at least 30-35 cm and a diameter of the same size. Fertilizers introduced into the pits must be mixed with the topsoil. At least 5 kg of humus, two tablespoons of superphosphate and about 1 kg of wood ash should be spent on each landing pit.
Features of plant care
Repair raspberries bear fruit twice in one season, and if the first crop is formed on last year's shoots, then the second crop can be harvested from the young shoots of the current year. In the year of planting remont raspberries, young growing shoots enter the fruiting phase by autumn. Such excellent productivity requires very high quality care.
In the spring, immediately after the snow cover has disappeared from the plants, urea is necessarily added at the rate of 40 g per each meter of raspberry. In a dry summer, plants must be watered, as this berry crop reacts very painfully to a lack of moisture. Using mulch will reduce the amount of watering, weeding and loosening. Late autumn, abundant winter irrigation is carried out, increasing moisture reserves before wintering plants. All shoots of remont raspberries before the onset of cold weather need to be cut, leaving small stumps that will be covered in winter with snow.
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Raspberry "Apricot" is remembered for a very beautiful, golden-apricot color of ripe berries, which is distinguished by its large size and excellent dessert taste. According to gardeners, the yield with proper care is very high and exceeds 3 kg from each adult bush. Plants are quite compact, consist of several straight shoots and do not take up much space in the garden. Fruiting covers more than 50% of the length of the shoots. Ripening begins in mid-August and is characterized as continuous.
Repair raspberries: growing and care
Repairing raspberries of this variety are very unpretentious and frost-resistant. In terms of winter hardiness, it is much ahead of the popular Yellow Giant variety. The absence of thorns in the upper part of the bush makes picking the berry easier and more comfortable. The second time, fruiting is observed at an earlier date, so before the onset of frost there is an opportunity to collect more ripe berries. The harvest is perfect for cooking jam, which is obtained not only tasty and aromatic, but also has a very beautiful, sunny color.