Currant Vigorous: description, advantages
The article presents currant vigorous ribes nigrum: history, characteristics of the variety, advantages and disadvantages.
Currants contain a lot of nutrients and trace elements. It is eaten with pleasure by both adults and children. And what wonderful jams, compotes, jams are made from it. Many hostesses prepare wonderful fillings for baking from black currant. Should we say that a small bush of black currant grows on almost any summer cottage. Today we will tell you about such an unusual variety as Vigorous black currant. Surely, the name of this variety will tell everyone its own story. Someone will represent the huge size of the berries, someone has an incredible taste, but no one will be able to pass by this variety, so be sure to read this article and, perhaps, soon such a bush of black currant will appear on your summer cottage. Yadrenaya has a very bountiful harvest, and the size of the berries is really amazing, today we will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the variety, the history of its origin and the main characteristics. Therefore, read the article carefully and use our recommendations.
A little about the history of the Yadrenaya variety
Currant Vigorous photo
The variety of black currant Yadrenaya was bred in the gardening of Siberia, namely, in Barnaul. A team of breeders headed by Zabelina L.N. crossed two varieties of black currant and got a new hybrid. This long process took place in the nineties, and in 2000 this variety was included in the state register of breeding achievements of the Russian Federation. This currant is recommended to be grown in the Siberian regions, as it has excellent characteristics. However, many gardeners are actively growing it both in Belarus and Ukraine. As you understand, this variety of currants can withstand unfavorable growing conditions, so the plants are very unpretentious and not demanding to care for. It is frost-resistant enough, perfectly tolerates cold.
Currant Vigorous: variety description
Currant Vigorous: general characteristics of the variety
This currant grows at a moderate pace, so you will not be able to get a harvest in the first year of planting. This variety has a sparse bush, so all berries are evenly illuminated by the sun and ripen well. Spreading shoots, rush to a height of one and a half meters. The twigs are usually abundant in foliage and of medium thickness. However, when they grow up, they become quite thick. And it should be noted that the bark is usually dark green in color with a slight blush. Moreover, depending on the age of the shoots, the color also changes: in young branches the color of the bark is light green, and in adults it is dark.
The buds usually gather in groups and grow in nodes, they are usually oval with a pointed tip, bright red in color, slightly drooping. The foliage of the currant is shiny, dark green, slightly wrinkled and bubbly, the leaves are five-lobed. The veins are slightly depressed inward, with a characteristic dark pink color. The denticles on the leaves are wide enough, with an average length. Abundant foliage is usually formed on currant bushes, but it does not darken the berries, so the fruits usually ripen together.
When the currant blooms, pale pink flowers are formed on the branches, which are collected in a brush. Usually up to 12 medium berries are formed on one such brush. The stalks on the inflorescences are quite thick, so they perfectly hold the fruits on the bushes.
It should be noted that this variety of black currant is classified as late-ripening, so the harvest usually begins in late July, and sometimes in August. It all depends on the growing conditions of the plants. In more northern regions, the harvest is later harvested. It should be noted that black currant bears fruit quickly enough, so the harvest ripens together, and you need to collect it on time. Very often this variety of currants is grown on an industrial scale.
As we noted earlier, the variety is frost-resistant, therefore, under a good snow cover, currant bushes can withstand temperatures up to -40 degrees. Excellent Vigorous tolerates both extreme heat and drought, which is why gardeners loved it so much, this variety can be grown in almost all regions of our country.
Additional pollinators in the garden are not needed for this currant, since it is self-fertile. But usually, not one, but several varieties of currant grows on the site, so their pollination occurs crosswise. If you take good care of the currants, then already for 1 year it can bring a lot of ripe berries, but usually the harvest is harvested in the second and third years from planting. It is believed that this variety is very productive, so gardeners collect up to 6 kilograms of ripe fragrant berries from one bush. If we talk about an industrial scale, then up to 12 tons of ripe fragrant fruits are harvested from one hectare of plantings. However, you still need to follow the rules of agricultural technology, while pruning and watering the plants, so that the currants bear fruit intensively. Gardeners note that the currants of this variety are very resistant to many diseases, for example, to damage by kidney mites and powdery mildew. However, it is still necessary to carry out preventive measures and process plants on time.
Poisonous black currant: characteristic of berries
Black currant variety Vigorous photo
As you already imagined at the beginning, Viper has huge berries, so if you want to get a very bountiful harvest, then this variety will certainly suit you. The fruits of this black currant are very large. The berries are round, slightly oblong in shape. If we talk about the size, it should be noted that the berries reach one and a half centimeters in width, and in length - 2. The fruits of this black currant are a bit like grapes or cherries. One berry weighs 5 to 8 grams. But usually the berries are the same, and the harvest ripens together. The rind is thin enough, but firm, the flesh is firm. Usually the berries are dull in color, when ripe they first turn brown and then black.
After you pick the fruits, the berries do not let the juice out, so it is very convenient to transport it. Brushes are stored for a very long time after harvest. If we talk about the taste, the berries have a pleasant aroma and a fairly sweet taste. Many gardeners note that the fruits of this variety are quite sour, but during the ripening process they are filled with sugars, therefore, with technical ripeness, the fruits are very sweet. They contain a lot of sugars, ascorbic acid, as well as trace elements useful for humans. The fruits of this black currant can be frozen for the winter, ground with sugar, and can also be preserved. These berries make wonderful jams, jams and compotes. As we have already noted above, many hostesses prepare excellent fillings for pies from black currant. Can be made with currants and jelly. Despite the fact that the juice of the berries is not allowed immediately, it should not be transported too far, as the product may deteriorate.
Advantages and disadvantages
We have noted more than once that each variety has its own advantages and disadvantages, so we need to talk about both the pros and cons. Only after getting to know the variety holistically, you can make the right decision: to plant Yadrenaya in your area or not.
If we talk about the advantages, it is important to note: this variety has a bountiful harvest, the size of the berries is really amazing, this variety is considered one of the largest.However, in order to get an excellent harvest, you will need to take good care of the currants and prune them regularly. As we have already noted, Yadrenaya possesses good winter hardiness and perfectly tolerates heat and drought. It should also be noted that black currant is early-growing, which means that you can harvest the first crop in the very near future. With good care, the berries ripen together and ripen already in the middle of summer. Black currant is resistant to many diseases, namely powdery mildew and mites.
Noting the shortcomings, many gardeners complain about the sour taste. Of course, sugars accumulate in berries gradually, but when fully ripe, the fruits are quite sweet and cannot be called sour. But, there are no comrades for taste and color. Therefore, someone may not like this variety. It should also be noted that the bushes of this variety age quite quickly, therefore, after 3-4 years, the growth on the bushes decreases, and the yield drops, so the bushes will need to be regularly cut and shaped. And this is necessary so that the shoots grow more intensively, and the plant rejuvenates. The nucleus is susceptible to the influence of anthracosis. And if the summer is humid enough, then this can become a serious problem for growing currants. Therefore, the plants require frequent treatment. Some gardeners complain about uneven ripening of the berries. However, mainly in black currant of this variety, the fruits ripen in unison, and such negative phenomena arise due to errors in care. If you ensure the normal development and growth of plants, the berries will ripen evenly.
Black currant Vigorous: planting and care
I would like to note that the black currant of the Yadrenaya variety is not very whimsical to care for, and the harvest is plentiful. This variety is considered large-fruited, so the fruits will definitely delight you. Even in the driest summer, the berries, according to gardeners, resemble a five-ruble coin in size. And basically everything is the same size. The taste is sweet and sour, and the aroma is extraordinary.
Remember that the branches of this currant need constant pruning and garter, as they can break due to a bountiful harvest. Many people note that the shape of the berries resembles grapes. In addition, the currants are very early ripening. Leave no more than 8 shoots on one plant, and currants will certainly delight you with their large and ripe fruits. It is frost-resistant enough, perfectly tolerates cold. Do not forget that black currant will pamper you with the harvest only with proper care, so make some effort, and then you will definitely remember this variety not only for its specific name, but also for its wonderful fruits.