Repairing raspberries Penguin refers to highly productive early ripe varieties with a compressed fruiting period. Also of particular interest to gardeners is the description of the raspberry King Penguin: this is a new, very high-yielding repairing variety that forms standard-type plants, for which it has received the name "raspberry tree". The king penguin was bred in 2006 by I.V. Kazakova.
Description of Raspberry Penguin Varieties
Raspberry Penguin forms direct medium-sized bushes, which are compact. An adult plant reaches 1.5 meters in height. A feature of the variety is its suitability for mechanized cultivation and harvesting, as well as the ability to bear fruit on the shoots of the first year.
Shoots of the standard type, very durable, with shortened internodes, powerful. Prickly slight. Mostly spikes are concentrated on the bottom of the plant.. The variety does not need the use of supports.
The berry is round-conical, with proper care and compliance with agricultural technology reaches a mass of 4-7 g. At the stage of full ripening, it becomes dark red. Drupe smooth, small. Ripe pulp has a sweet and sour taste. The fully ripened berry is easily separated from the receptacle and retains its shape during the collection process. Due to its sufficient density, raspberries are suitable for transportation. If the harvest is delayed, the berry retains its shape and quality for up to five days. Does not bake in the sun.
The average yield of adult plants reaches 10-11 t / ha, and from one bush in home gardening you can collect 5-6 kg of berries per season.
Features Raspberry Penguin Varieties
Features of agricultural technology
Raspberry Penguin is more demanding on the care and fertility of the soil than other varieties. It is recommended in late autumn to trim the surface of the raspberry, or to remove all last year's shoots in spring.
It must be remembered that the sugar content of this variety is significantly reduced when cultivated on clay and depleted sandy soils, as well as as a result of excessively heavy irrigation measures and prolonged rains. The frequency and volume of irrigation must be controlled.
In general, care for Raspberry Penguin is standard and consists in regular watering, timely weeding and loosening of the soil, in the application of fertilizers, as well as in the systematic spraying of berry bushes with protective preparations.
Competent and timely prevention allows you to protect plants from diseases and pests. Raspberry aphid, or shoot raspberry aphid, is one of the most harmful plant parasites. Against her, an infusion of flowers or leaves of a pharmaceutical chamomile is most often used. To prepare it, 1 kg of dry chamomile should be poured into 10 liters of hot water and insisted for at least 12 hours. The resulting infusion must be filtered and add 25 g of grated laundry soap.
How to grow raspberries
Well-proven and tobacco infusion: 1 kg of tobacco powder is poured into a bucket of boiling water and infused for at least 24 hours. Then the infusion is filtered and diluted with a bucket of water. To protect against aphids, you can also use a decoction of wood ash: 0.3 kg of ash should be poured with boiling water and insisted for a day.
With significant damage to plants, it is recommended to use modern insectofungicidal preparations.
Gardeners reviews on Raspberry Penguin
Currently, repairing varieties are especially popular in our country. Raspberry Penguin is not yet widespread in home gardening, but many have already appreciated its decorative appearance, high productivity, pest resistance and good consumer properties. The variety is winter-hardy, so its freezing when grown in central Russia is almost completely excluded.
How to increase raspberry crop
In general, raspberries have positive feedback from gardeners, but are not without some drawbacks, such as extended fruiting and not too high palatability of the pulp due to the low sugar content. The taste of berries greatly depends on the soil and climatic conditions of cultivation. In addition, with an insufficient number of root offspring, vegetative propagation of the bush becomes difficult.