Description of a sort of sweet cherry Leningrad black and others
Cherries have long conquered the hearts of gardeners and those who like to feast on it. There are many varieties of its varieties of colors: yellow, white, dark red and black.
A few decades ago, a sweet cherry( not a cherry) was considered directly a southern culture. But as a result of the important activity of breeders, it spread far to the north.
Now it is possible to see it in the sections of the middle zone of our country. The most important thing is to choose the right varieties and learn how to care for them properly. Breeders brought a large number of varieties of cherries, which are adapted to the harsh conditions of winter frost. Thus, for the gardens of the Central District it is recommended to plant the following varieties: Adeline, Veda, Revna, Rechitsa, Ovstuzhenka and Leningradskaya black.
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Sweet Cherry Leningrad Black
Variety HivesLeningrad black is recognized as the first winter-hardy variety. This variety was bred in Pavlovsk Experimental Station VIR of the city of St. Petersburg.
Berries of Leningrad black are large, dark maroon, the average weight is five grams. The shape of the fruit is heart-shaped. Their taste is sweet, but slightly bitter.
With sufficient care and a favorable growth environment, the first crop is harvested in the third year after planting.
In some cases, the fruits are harvested only for the fifth year of life. Crops are characterized by abundance and long lifetimes on the tree.
In order to get a good harvest from cherries, it should be planted on a sunny plot.
Pests that pose a danger to sweet cherries:
Rodents are primarily a threat to this variety. They break holes in the roots and bite them. You should constantly monitor the soil near the tree and use repellents.
Birds are enemies for sweet cherry harvest. To protect the berries from the birds, you need to finish the flowering cover the crown with a special grid.
Sweet Cherries Leningradskaya black prefers moderate watering. In the period of the ovaries and in strong heat it is watered in the early morning and in the evening after sunset.
If this possibility is not available, it is possible to water only in the morning hours, but it should be abundant. In order for the sweet cherry to survive the winter period, it is necessary to prune the branches at the end of autumn. In early spring, the trunk and lower branches should be whitened, thanks to which the tree can be saved from insects.