Raspberries - tasty, healthy berry. It is quite easy to grow, so there is it in almost every garden. Some summer residents plant new varieties, others focus on old, time-tested. Malina Reward is a domestic variety known for its stable yield, sweet taste and marketable berries.
The history of the appearance of the variety
Malina Award was bred in the Botanical Garden of the Nizhny Novgorod State Agrarian University, in the Gorky Region. To obtain a new variety used raspberry "Kolkhoznitsa" and "Lloyd George". The author of the variety was N. P. Zernova, his assistants M. Ya. Nefedova, A. F, Vorobyova, E, A, Bartenev. The result is a self-fertile species with some qualities of maternal cultures.
Raspberry Grade Reward
Included in the State Register in 1973. It is recommended for cultivation on personal plots, summer residences, kitchen gardens, in gardens of the Non-chernozem area, Forest-steppe, Steppe. In the industry is not popular.
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The variety is mid-season. Maturation in the southern regions is observed from the end of June, and in the middle lane in the first decade of July. Suitable for growing in the middle, southern regions of Russia, Ukraine, the award is also popular in Belarus. If it is warmed for the winter, then in the northern regions it will grow well and give a good harvest due to the fact that the berries ripen not too late.
Photos of raspberry variety Reward
Sprawling bush, medium height - 1.5-2 meters. Every year it produces an average number of shoots, which greatly facilitates pruning. Pagon are upright, low, strong, do not bend, except during the fruiting period - under the weight of the berries. Young branches are green, thin or medium in thickness, with a dense wax coating. The color of adult twigs is reddish, they are also covered with bloom, but thin, barely visible. Thorns for the most part are concentrated on the lower part of the shoot. There they are dark purple in color, large, long, with a thickening at the base. The leaves are medium in size or large, wrinkled, five-lobed.
Important! So that the bush is well lit from all sides, and the branches do not break under the weight of the fruit, the raspberry Reward is tied to supports or props.
The berries have a mass in the range of 2.6-3 g, but can reach up to 5-6 g. The form is obtuse, the raspberries are slightly flattened on two opposite sides, the color is dark red, but dull, not bright. There is a slight pubescence. The berries are durable, if you collect them in time, do not fall apart. The variety is tasty, sweet and sour, to the liking of adults and children. The bones are small. The smell is moderately pronounced, not very saturated.
Characteristics of the Raspberry Reward
In order to determine the variety for planting, it is necessary to study the characteristics of the most suitable varieties and then purchase seedlings. What are the qualities and disadvantages inherent in the award variety?
Raspberry varieties Award photo
The berries are large, beautiful, they are convenient to collect, they look nice in a plate, desserts.
The harvest ripens very quickly, in unison, gathers in 3-4 weeks.
Resistant to frost and drought.
Malina Reward self-fertile.
It is important! So that raspberries do not hurt and give great harvests, they do not recommend planting them next to strawberries, tomatoes or potatoes.
Commercial quality is high. Raspberry is beautiful, customers like it.
Transportability is low. Gardeners recommend selling it in nearby markets, so as not to transport far, because the berries crumple on the way, sap, spoil and lose all marketability.
The yield from year to year is 1.5-3 kg of berries from a bush, from a hectare it is about 80-100 centners.
The taste is dessert, tasting score 4.5 points out of 5 possible. Raspberries can be eaten fresh or used for processing.
It is easily affected by viral and fungal diseases, such as dwarfism, anthracnose, didimella. The variety often "occupies" a raspberry mite, a shoots gallitsa.
In the care is not difficult. But you can not forget about the bushes - you need a simple, timely care.
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For planting using annual saplings, and for transplanting can be used and adult bushes. In any case, planting material should have a height of 10-30 cm no more. Place for landing pick sunny, open. Can be planted near fences, walls. Landing time is April or the end of September.
Raspberry beds Reward photo
Important! Raspberry Reward is different endurance. Saplings quickly take root, grow, grow. When transplanting an adult bush, problems usually do not arise. The main thing to choose high-quality, healthy planting material.
The land should be slightly acidified; for this, coniferous sawdust is introduced into it or used to mulch the land around the planted seedlings. About 10 kg of sawdust are needed per square meter. The wells drip 3-4 days before planting. Down put rotten chips, humus, a little superphosphate, wood ash.
Plants are planted at a distance of 0.5-1.5 meters, depending on whether there is free space on the site. The thicker the planting is, the harder it is to maintain the bushes, but this factor does not affect the yield. Between the rows leave 1-2 meters to make it comfortable to walk. Many gardeners use a chess method of planting - between seedlings of 50-70 cm. It saves space, allowing you to plant much more bushes.
Raspberry Care Reward
After the raspberry is planted, it needs to provide the right care. This is not to say that this variety is unpretentious, but it doesn’t cause serious difficulties.
Raspberry care photo
The variety is drought-resistant, therefore in the middle lane it is watered 1-2 times a week, not more often. Of course, the drier summer, the more watering is needed.
The garter is optional, as the shoots are thick and usually carry a load of berries without any problems - without falling to the ground. But, if there are many bushes and ordinary plantings are formed, then it is advisable to make a low garter, support for each bush, in order to delineate the boundaries of the path.
Mulching bushes is not necessary, but desirable. Sometimes hay is used as mulch, sometimes grass is damp, but you should look at the mulch so that it does not turn out to be sick or has seeds.
Top dressing is needed during the period of active growth of greenery in the spring (nitrogenous substances - 30 g / 10 liters of water), and during the period of laying berries (potash phosphate 40 g / 10 liters). In the winter you can make a little humus under the digging, but only under those bushes that are older than 2 years.
In spring, shoots can be pinched from above to stimulate lateral branching. This is done around the beginning of May, before the first large kidney.
Pruning is carried out 1-2 times a year - in spring and autumn. First of all, they remove old, diseased and crooked branches. If there are too many pagons, it is necessary to thin the bush so that up to 8 strong branches are left.
Important! In the first 2 years of growth, the bushes have enough fertilizer applied during planting. Therefore, they are not fed.
To get big berries, you can ration harvest on the branches.
Every year, under the bush are formed a few "offspring" (shoots), which, if desired, dig up and transplant to expand the planting of raspberries or replace old, sick, damaged bushes.
Raspberry Reward resistant to frost, not afraid of snowless winters. And yet, in regions with cold winters, it usually bends until spring. On top of the bent raspberry you need to apply mulch like dry leaves, straw, or just make a frame covered with a film.
Diseases and pests
Raspberry Reward has an average resistance to diseases and pests, so it needs to be processed annually, and even several times during the season with special preparations or national mixtures.
Raspberry stem Gallitza photo
Of the specialized means of pests on raspberries Reward helps - "Alatar", "Commander". From folk drugs for pests, you can use the following recipe. 100 g of dry mustard pour 3 liters of boiling water - insist day. The next day, the infusion is diluted in 10 liters, left for an hour, filtered and added a spoonful of vinegar and laundry soap, and then used for spraying.
Treatment of raspberries from diseases and pests photo
If the bushes show signs of illness, it is recommended to immediately use a broad-spectrum fungicide for treatment. From highly effective drugs use: "Topaz", "Skor", "Chorus", "Champion", "Bordeaux liquid", "Copper vitriol". Among the biological tools gardeners advise "Fitosporin", "Baikal".
Reviews Raspberry Reward
Many gardeners love the Raspberry Reward, others see obvious flaws. You can learn about how good the variety is from the reviews of summer residents presented below, who have already grown it on their plots.
Sergey Klimenko: “I have been growing the Prize for many years. It is inferior to modern varieties, although at one time it earned a lot of awards. And yet this raspberry does not give up. All my friends grow it and don’t rush to switch to other varieties. And all because they refuse sweet, beautiful berries are incredibly difficult. Let me experiment with new species, but for myself I still left 5 bushes. "
Denis Serga: “A good variety - there is enough harvest for food and preservation. It has been growing at our country house for more than 10 years, sometimes we just update the planting with appearing shoots. From the fertilizer it is applied only by humus before winter. In the spring we mulch and water it in time."
Anastasia Treshchuk: "The variety The award is very promising, but since I grow more crops for sale than for myself, I left only 7 bushes on the site. It is good for children, gives a good harvest and still inferior to English varieties. There is no recall for intensive agricultural techniques - the yield is simple stable, not high and practically impossible to raise. "
Vadim Afanasyev: "The reward is not the best raspberry variety, but not proven by one generation. I love it for the taste, the beauty of the berries, the simplicity in terms of cultivation. And although many acquaintances recommend switching to more modern varieties, it is still betrayed for the Reward variety."