Raspberry

Raspberry

Malin, a bush growing wild in our forests, it began to be cultivated in gardens quite late, because only at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Raspberry fruits, composed of numerous drupes, are distinguished by a high vitamin C content, they are rich in mineral salts, pectins and tanning substances, therefore they gained many followers. Until recently, raspberries were mainly used to make jams and juice, which is a good diaphoretic. Recently, raspberries have also become a valuable raw material for frozen foods and compotes.

Raspberry root suckers, constituting nursery material, they should be well rooted and grown, fresh, without mechanical damage and frost. Raspberries begin their vegetation very early in spring, therefore it is best to plant them in the fall. Live 10-1 5 years.

Shrubs of cultivated varieties differ in terms of growth strength, habit, the ability to propagate, thickness and color of shoots and abundance, the size and color of the spikes. In Europe, raspberry varieties with red fruits are mainly grown, in other countries, especially in the United States, black raspberry and hybrids of red and black raspberries, which are known as purple raspberries. Black raspberry has quite small fruit and gives way to red raspberry.

It is recommended for allotment and home gardens 5 varieties.

Mailing Promise is an English variety. The bush grows strongly, its habit is wide-spread, creates a lot of root suckers. Medium thick and thick shoots, clearly arched, many, covered with a slightly waxy coating and quite numerous, thick spikes. Light reddish brown spines in summer, with a little one, oval or round base. In the fall, light brown spines and shoots. They are characterized by the mid-early season of fruit ripening. It did not withstand frost, susceptible to viral diseases and shoot dieback. It produces large fruit, wide conical, sometimes rounded, Red, often with a lighter tip. Numerous pestkowce, large, elongated, with a distinct furrow, strongly fused with each other and with the flower bottom, not crumbling. Sok jasnoczerwony. Wine-sweet flesh, juicy, aromatic, very tasty.

Mailing Jewel is also an English variant. It is characterized by an average fruit ripening time. The bush grows quite strongly, its habit is loose, erected, creates a small number of root suckers. Stems thick and of medium thickness, stiff, simple, with slightly bent tops, young – light green, older – reddish with a purple tinge, in the fall – cherry-brown. It produces medium to large fruit, conical, with a truncated top, blood red. Small and medium-sized seeds, strongly fused with each other and with the flower bottom. Red juice. Aromatic flesh, wine-sweet, very tasty. A fertile variety.

Mailing Seedling – also English variety, medium early. It is more resistant to frost than Mailing Promise. Moderately sensitive to viral diseases, but prone to shoot dieback. The bush grows strongly, its habit is wide-spread, creates numerous root growths. Shoots of medium thickness, bent from the very base, about slender, very sloping semicircular vertices, young light green, later reddish to reddish brown. Moderately fertile variety. The fruit is very large, wide conical, rounded, bright red, often with a lighter tip. Various sizes of seedlings, with a distinct furrow, strongly fused with each other and with the flower bottom, not crumbling. Sok jasnoczerwony. Wine-sweet flesh, aromatic, very tasty.

Norna – a variety of Norwegian origin. It is one of the most prolific varieties (above 1 kg of fruit z 1 m2). The bush grows strongly. Thick shoots, stiff, slightly bent at the apex. Spines few, thick, violet-brown. It produces large fruit, often rounded, delicate, very tasty, Red. Pestkowce quite small, strongly fused with each other.