Raspberries and strawberries are favorite treats for both adults and children. The superpopularity of these berries stimulates breeders to bring out more and more new varieties of these goodies. Recently, a very interesting variety of these berries under the promising name Klubmalina. And there is such a wonder is much more expensive than its relatives: raspberry and strawberry. What kind of berry really is: a miracle of selection or a consumer deception? Let's figure it out.
The theoretical possibility of a hybrid of strawberry and raspberryStrawberry and raspberry hybrid
So, raspberries - shrubs, and strawberries belong to the genus of herbaceous plants. Of course, selection does not stand still, but moves forward by leaps and bounds. But have the breeders already reached such heights that learned how to cross grass with bushes? Is it a crossed strawberry and raspberry? Alas, such a miracle is impossible neither from the theoretical side, nor from the practical one. But what then do we buy?
Brief Description of Strawberry-Raspberry
In fact, under the guise of a hybrid, in our latitudes appeared a little-known yet for our country a variety of raspberries called Strawberry-Raspberry. This raspberry is also known by such names.:
- Rosalyn or Rosolistnaya.
This berry came to us from East Asia. In the wild, it is found on mountain slopes, in mixed forests. In the natural environment is a tall shrub, its height reaches 3 meters. The cultural variety that has taken root in our climatic conditions is much more modest in size and does not grow more than 1.5 meters.
What does raspberry strawberry look like? Rosaline or Rosolifulum name, the plant received due to the similarity of the leaves with rose leaves, also resemble a rose quite impressive spines on the stem. Leaves corrugated bright green color. Flowers are quite impressive sizes (up to 5 cm in diameter), delicate white shade, with 5 petals. A characteristic feature of this variety is that flowers get along well with the fruits, and beautiful large flowers adorn the entire fruiting period of the branchwhich are in tandem with bright red berries, give the plant an incredible charm and charm.Freshly picked strawberry fruits
The fruits of this plant are also very unusual and beautiful. Berries are large, the largest reach the size of a walnut, bright scarlet color, in shape resemble strawberries. The fruits are directed to the top, as if they are drawn to the sun, they are clearly visible even from afar.
Tastes of fruits are also excellent, they are juicy and sweet, with a pleasant, barely perceptible sourness. On one branch can ripen up to 5 berriesThis is a very fruitful raspberry variety. The berries can be eaten raw or they can be used to make jams, jams and compotes.
Growing: planting and breeding
Plant such a variety as ordinary raspberries. The place for the beds is chosen mainly on the south side, the plant is quite unpretentious, it can grow both in open sun areas and in partial shade. Planted bushes in pre-made holes, between which there must be a very large distance: 70-100 cm. Row spacing must be at least 1.5 meters.The yield of hybrid strawberry and raspberry depends on the soil
Such beauty grows on any soils, but high yields will be if you still plant it in fertile and loose soil. It is possible to fertilize the wells before planting with peat or organic fertilizer..
Planted plant in the spring or early autumn.
This decorative variety of raspberry is propagated by root processes., which for the season produces quite a lot. This feature should be considered when landing. To plant a new plant, you just need to carefully dig it up, and root it in the right place.
Peculiarities of care
The plant is completely unpretentious and needs basic care, so the cultivation of such a hybrid does not require much effort. Watering needs abundant and timely (especially in heat). But it is also impossible to overdo it, if the soil is constantly moist and wet, the raspberries may die. Weeds should be pulled out carefully, as the root system is located very close to the surface. In particularly hot regions, the soil around the plant can be mulched with compost, or humus.In summer, in dry weather, the shrub needs to be watered regularly, and in the heat it should be done daily, and preferably at night.
The plant does not need much fertilizer.. It is quite enough in early spring to feed the bushes with either organic fertilizer or synthetic universal fertilizer.
Such a beautiful raspberry variety is quite frost resistant. She is tolerates moderately frosty winters, but if the winter is not snowy and the frosts are quite strong, it is necessary to additionally sprinkle the roots with earth.
With proper care, such a raspberry will not only be suitable as delicious gastronomic delights, but will delight the eye with its unique beauty and originality.
Nikolai Ivanovich, gardener:first planted this kind of raspberry. Of course, I paid a lot of money, I bought it as a hybrid of raspberry and strawberry. When I read on the Internet that this was not a hybrid at all, I was a little upset. My mood changed radically when the plant blossomed and began to bear fruit. This is a very beautiful and tasty variety of raspberries.
Maria Vasilievna, pensioner:for the first time I saw and tried such berries from a neighbor in the country. I planted it myself. Tastes slightly inferior to the usual raspberry, but the decorative properties are excellent. This is a beautiful hedge that pleases the eye with delicate white flowers and bright red berries at the same time.