Blackcurrant Treasure is invariably popular among gardening enthusiasts in its own personal plot. Such attention to this kind of berry culture is provided due to the high content of vitamins, biologically active substances and trace elements in it.
Berries of blackcurrant Treasure can not only be consumed fresh. They are perfectly processed into delicious jam, jam, fruit drinks. Its leaves are widely used in the canning process, in recipes of traditional medicine.
Black Currant Treasure
Description of blackcurrant variety The treasure should be started from the fact that it was selected in Siberia when two blackcurrant varieties were crossed - Black bunch and Nester Kozin. Blackcurrant cultivars Sokrovische noted in the State Register of varieties, the cultivation of which is permissible in the conditions of the East Siberian and West Siberian regions.
Besides, the description of the variety of this variety of berry culture includes the following characteristics:
- outstanding rather interesting taste of berries;
- approximately the same size of berries on the brush;
- high yields;
- resistance to lower temperature indicators;
- fairly rapid ripening of fruits;
- resistance to plant diseases and pests.
Currant Treasure: features of the variety
It is these indicators that are the basis for the fact that the blackcurrant of the Treasure variety collects rather good reviews from gardeners.
This blackcurrant variety is distinguished by a medium-sized, slightly spreading bush, the height of which is usually within a meter and a half. Shrub density is average. It has straight, straight shoots. Their thickness is average. The branches lean slightly toward the ground. Leaves, like young shoots, are light green in color. The shoots, which have already managed to lignify, also have an average thickness, but their color changes to light brown.
The leaves are three-lobed, medium in size, wrinkled. The flowers are also medium-sized. Their color is cream.
The ripened fruits of the Treasure variety are quite large. Their mass can reach 1.5 and even 2.1 grams. Unlike berries of other varieties, the fruits of the Treasure are oval. Black, slightly brilliant, they contain many tiny seeds. The peel of the fruit is thin. The taste is pleasant sweet with sourness.
According to the assessment made by the tasting system, the taste corresponds to 4.4 out of 5 points.
Landing and care
The blackcurrant variety Treasure prefers well-ventilated areas for growth, and the place should be well-lit by sunlight. But blackcurrant of this variety can grow in light shade conditions.
The soil for planting should be slightly acidic. The most optimal time for planting a berry culture is the end of September. FROMaccording to the recommendations of specialists for planting plants in the soil, it is better to purchase seedlings of the second year of life, because they have better adaptation and, accordingly, they take root faster.
A bush for planting a bush should be prepared in advance, about 2 months before the planting. Its depth should be at least half a meter. The planting mixture consists of a bucket of humus, 100 g of superphosphate and 50 g of potash fertilizers.
After planting the bush, it is necessary to trim it at a height of 3 buds. This is done so that the plant does not grow old quickly. Seedlings must be cast in two buckets of water and mulched around them with sawdust. It is important to consider that the distance between adjacent bushes should be at least 1 m.
Blackcurrant variety Treasure after planting and rooting its seedlings requires regular surface loosening of the soil. But these manipulations must be carried out carefully so as not to damage the roots of the plant. In addition, weeds must be removed around the bush, otherwise they can suppress the growth of the berry culture.
It is important to remember the need for regular watering of the plant, it is of particular importance in dry, hot weather.
To ensure good qualitative and quantitative indicators of fruiting, branches that grow more than 20 cm should be periodically cut from the bush. In addition, branches that are more than 3 years old should be removed. Do not leave on the bush and dried or fallen to the ground branches. In order to avoid infection of the plant, all trimmed branches must be burned immediately.
Feeding the bush requires special attention. Plant nutrition with fertilizers should be carried out at 3 years of age. In the spring, it is enough to add 40 g of urea. In autumn, 20 g of potassium sulfate, 50 g of superphosphate and half a bucket of compost or humus should be mixed.
How to plant currants
You can feed blackcurrant bush during the season, but no more than 4 times. For this, liquid organics in the form of chicken droppings are diluted in water at the rate of 1 part of the litter per 10 parts of water. It is permissible to use a liquid mullein - 1 bucket for each bush.
Reviews about the currant variety Treasure
Galina Sergeevna, 47 years old, Chelyabinsk.
I learned about a blackcurrant variety called Treasure from local television. I got it in our nursery and really made sure that this is a treasure. Three bushes of the new variety replaced 10 bushes of the old chopped currants. Large berries with sourness are just perfect for making fruit drinks, which are very loved in our family.
Mikhail, 52 years old, Kazan.
We have been growing a treasure on our site for a long time. We are pleased with the harvest and the fact that this variety of blackcurrant does not cause any special care. It is also resistant to frost and various diseases. The wife says that collecting it is easy. Berries ripen evenly, so you do not have to collect them in parts.
Zemfira, 34 years old, Tyumen.
For this type of blackcurrant, you need to choose the right place, and then you can enjoy the harvest. First, we planted bushes in a draft, they almost died, we had to transplant. Now we are collecting a wonderful crop.