Komsomolskaya cherry was bred through crossing the Ideal with the Black Eagle. Selection was carried out by domestic scientists at the Michurin All-Russian Research Institute of Genetics and Breeding. The Komsomolskaya Cherry was included in the state register back in the last century. It is recommended to grow this variety in the black earth region. In today's article we will tell you about the features of the Komsomol cherry, general characteristics, as well as the pros and cons of the variety.
Komsomolskaya cherry: variety description and characteristics
Komsomol cherry usually grows not very tall, gardeners note: the crown of the Komsomol cherry tree is broadly rounded, rather thick. The trees are heavily leafy. Shoots of plants are not very thick, erect, brownish bark, beige, rare, small lentils are visible on the surface. If we talk about internodes, then they are not very large. The buds of the Komsomolskaya cherry variety are medium in size, conical in shape, and gray, slightly brownish in color, usually they do not lag well behind the shoots. As we noted earlier, the leafiness of the tree is good, but the leaves are not very large, medium, ovoid in shape. The top of the leaf is shortly pointed, and the base of the leaf is more rounded. On the upper side, the leaf is shiny, dark green in color, slightly wrinkled, the venation is barely noticeable. The leaf plates of the Komsomol cherry are practically flat, along the edges of the leaf there are noticeable small notches, the petioles are rather short, twisted, not very thick. They are green in color, slightly pigmented. The glands in plants are not very large, rounded, usually brown, most often formed at the base of the leaf plates, but sometimes on the petiole itself. If we talk about stipules, then they are not very large, they fall off quickly. Three or four flowers are formed on each bud, they are medium in size, the petals at the calyx are beautiful, rounded, snow-white. The flowers are bell-shaped, usually the pistil is located above its anthers. Komsomolskaya cherry bears fruit quite intensively, but for this it is necessary to provide good care for the plant.
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The fruits of the Komsomolsk cherry
Komsomolskaya cherry: photo of the variety
Komsomolsk cherries are quite large, the mass of one cherry is about 4 g. They are rather round in shape, and dark red in color. The juice is also intensely colored, an abdominal suture is noticeable near the middle of the fruit, and a small depression extends from the stalk. The subcutaneous dots are clearly visible on the cherry, but they are quite small, so they cannot always be detected with the naked eye. The pulp of the Komsomolskaya cherry variety is quite dense, juicy and tender. The cherries are sweet and pleasant to the taste. The fruits contain dry substances, sugars, acids. It should be noted that the seeds are perfectly separated from the juicy pulp, so the fruits are easy to process. The peduncles are rather long, but thin. Cherry Komsomolskaya has a dining and technical purpose. Komsomol cherries begin to bear fruit at the age of two, and it is important to note that Komsomol cherries usually ripen together, the tree bears fruit already in early July, and sometimes at the end of June. The fruits remain on the branches for a long time, do not crumble.
Komsomolskaya cherry: pros and cons
Each variety has its own advantages and disadvantages, and Komsomolskaya cherry was no exception.
Of the pluses it is necessary to say especially that this variety is self-fertile, which means that the plant does not need additional pollinators. The yield of Komsomolskaya cherry is always high and regular. This plant is also resistant to many diseases and pests, so it will be necessary to carry out preventive examinations and treatments quite rarely. Another advantage of the Komsomolskaya cherry variety is the excellent winter hardiness of trees, as well as early fruiting.
Of the cons Komsomolskaya cherries, gardeners note: the fruits do not always come off the stalks well, so the harvest will need to be collected carefully so as not to damage the cherries.
However, the seeds are separated from the pulp perfectly, so it is quite easy to process the fruits. From the Komsomol cherries, you can make wonderful jam, aromatic compote. In general, this variety is considered quite successful; in the Central Black Earth Region, Komsomolskaya cherry is actively grown.