Ремонтантные сорта ягод полюбились садоводам за the ability to harvest more than once a year. Not an exception and raspberry remontant. She will be able to please you with berries in August and even September, when the "sweet season" is over. However, its main advantage is not in this. Raspberry reminants are resistant to any frost, and berries can continue to appear even after short-term frosts. It is not affected by caterpillars and other insects, and the crop can be obtained already in the year of planting, and no matter how favorable the season was for this. Berries are more large in size compared to "normal" varieties, and yields are slightly higher.
Such raspberries are suitable for growing on anysoils, the difference lies in the height of the bush and the number of berries. Repair varieties were obtained relatively recently, the most common of them - the Golden domes, Hercules and the August miracle. They do not give as many shoots as traditional varieties, which means that it is not so easy to reproduce on their own and is difficult to find on sale. Often gardeners are disappointed to meet with a fake, so it's better to make a purchase in a specialized farm.
How and where to plant?
Raspberry remanant grows best fromgreen seedlings, which is grown in a greenhouse and hardened. You can plant it in the fall. In the middle band, it is better to choose the most sunny place. Cold fruiting may begin later, so it is possible and necessary to apply the methods of heat conservation used for vegetable crops, that is, cover the plant with special material. In areas with low temperatures, it is advisable to cover the soil in the spring, and planting should be carried out to a higher bed.
If you want to multiply already growing raspberries yourself, on the second or third year of planting, cut out the middle of the bush; The preserved roots will give good seedlings for subsequent planting.
Do I need to fertilize?
Yes, because the raspberry plant produces a high yield,rapidly impoverishing the soil. When planting, you need to make peat in the amount of 1-2 buckets, then use mineral fertilizers, humus, slurry, wood ash in the usual time for fruit bushes.
Other care for the repair raspberry is simple.It consists mainly in pruning the ground part before winter and eliminating excess ovaries. With the onset of stable cold weather, when the soil starts to freeze, it is necessary to cut off the entire visible part of the shoots, on which the fruiting has ended. Cropped stems are burned. Such an operation allows the repair raspberry to hibernate better, and also prevents the development of pests. In addition, the yield on two-year-old shoots is inevitably lower.
It is necessary to follow that on one stemformed no more than five shoots of substitution, so you can get a good size berries. Among other simple activities - loosening and control of weeds as necessary, and in the dry season - and watering.
Raspberry repair, as a rule, does not requirespraying, which means that you will spend less energy on care and avoid using additional chemicals. Such "pure" berries are much less likely to cause allergies. Sometimes on the leaves you can find a spider mites or aphids, then it is permissible to spray plants, however this is an optional exercise. In addition, it can not be carried out during flowering.
As you can see, the cultivation of patch raspberryis fundamentally different from traditional varieties, while assuming less time spent on caring for the plant. Nevertheless, its properties are still being studied, and new secrets of care appear. Therefore, it is always useful to study other people's experience and specialized publications. And the reward for your work - clean, large berries - will certainly be the highest test.