Detailed description of the raspberry variety Hercules
Raspberry "Hercules" is a remontant variety of universal purpose. A distinctive feature is a rich yield. Leaves, rhizomes and berries have a healing effect.
In this article, we will review the description of the Hercules raspberry variety, the characteristics of planting and caring for it.
Table of contents
Description of the repair grade
The advantages and disadvantages of the variety “Hercules”
Design of the raspberry bushes
Yield of the
bushes Diseases of the raspberry
Design ArtworksDeath of the bushes
Diseases of the raspberry
Design ArtworksDeaths of the bushes
Diseases of the raspberry
Design of the raspberry bushes
Diseases of the bushes
Diseases of the raspberries
Design of the rasberry bushesReceived by Russian breeder I.V.Kazakov in Kokinsky Institute."Hercules" - the result of crossing seedling number 14-205-4 and mid-seasoned Ottom Bliz.
Suitable for breeding in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus
.Culture loves light, sandy or loamy soil with a fertile top layer. In northern areas, gardeners have small yields, the berry does not have a bright taste. Variety "Hercules" is used for home cultivation, as well as industrial purposes.
Gardeners rank among the distinctive features of the raspberry variety "Hercules":
The spikes are stiff, downward curved, medium in size, located across the entire surface of the stem.
Young shoots of a greenish hue, annuals - richly purple to the end of the summer season, covered with a waxy coating. Strong branches do not bend under the abundance of the crop.
The fruiting area occupies half the height of the shrub.
Winter hardiness, drought resistance. In the snowless winters requires shelter. It is important not to overdo it. The roots of the shrub with excessive covering up perepreyvat, which leads to the death of the shrub.
Inflorescence small size, at the level of the pistil stamen passes.
The ruby-colored fruits have a pronounced cone shape. The average weight of berries is 6 grams. The fruits are located under the leaves, which hides them from birds.
The fruit has a pleasant sweet-sour taste with a characteristic aroma. The tasting score is 4 points out of 5 possible. Taste affects soil composition and climatic conditions of growth.
The bright green leaves are medium in size, differ in bent edges and wrinkles.
The Hercules variety is resistant to decay, the bushes are not afraid of prolonged rainy weather.
They harvest the first crop of raspberry variety, the daughter of “Hercules” in the last days of June, the second in the middle of August and before the onset of frost.
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety “Hercules”
There are no universal raspberry varieties that suit all people involved in the cultivation of berry bushes. Each plant has its advantages and disadvantages. The minus varieties "Hercules" include:
Berries with pronounced acidity. From this variety it turns out aromatic compote, jam, rich jam, wine. Sour taste is compensated by sugar. Berries in their raw form will not always appeal to people. Raspberry "Hercules" is subjected to freezing with preservation of all taste.
Prolonged fruiting. In some regions, the grown crop does not have time to ripen before the onset of frost.
Spiky shoots. When picking up fruits, it is likely to injure your hands.
Weak shoot formation. For the season will be able to get 3 escape replacement.
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Gardeners rank the Hercules variety:
Abundant fruiting. On average, one fruit weighs 6 grams. With one bush gardeners with proper care get up to 3 kilograms of berries per season.
Resistance to diseases and common pests, to gray rot.
Planting raspberry "Hercules" is no different from other varieties of repair shrubs. When choosing seedlings close attention is drawn to the roots. They must be developed, with no obvious signs of putrefying diseases, dry areas, as well as mold. Buy seedlings in early spring during the landing.
Phased planting process:
Site preparation. For the Hercules variety, a lighted area is suitable, without drafts. Raspberry tolerates blackout in the morning. It is advisable to plant young shrubs along the walls of houses, fences. For shrubs suitable southern part of the site.
Trenches of are being dug in a selected piece of land. The depth and width of the grooves is 50 cm. The length of the trench depends directly on the selected number of planted shrubs. The distance between the landings is at least 1 meter, and between the rows - 2 meters.
Fertilizer .2 tablespoons of superphosphate mixed with a small amount of soil and ash are added to the prepared well. Roots before planting fall into the clay mash.
Landing .For seedlings, the roots are carefully folded with their hands, and then the shoot sinks into a horizontal position in a trench. The recess is filled with a fertile layer. The soil at the escape is compacted, thoroughly watered with 5 liters of water.
Evaluate landing results after 2 weeks. On the edge of the territory with raspberries make a fence. Boards dropping 20 centimeters into the ground. The design will prevent undesirable distribution of roots on a site.
The Hercules raspberry variety is not hygrophilous, but this does not exclude regular watering. People who are engaged in the cultivation of berry crops are recommended to saturate the land with an average of 40 cm of water. Drying the soil leads to partial loss of the crop.
Raspberry bushes care.
Hercules raspberry tree care - moderate watering, surface soil loosening, weed control and top dressing. At the beginning of the summer, nitrogen compounds are introduced, and then complex compounds, which contain nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus.
Thickening is a common problem. Gardeners recommend cutting out seedlings that are thinner than a pencil. Otherwise, the fruits of raspberry are minimized, the yield is reduced.
Gardeners offer 4 ways to trim the raspberries "Hercules":
Standard. Produced in the fall. As a result, shoots of 30 centimeters are left on the surface. In the spring, they release one-year lateral shoots. In early summer, a person receives 30% of the crop, at the end of 70%.
Under the root. Shrubs are cut flush with the ground 2 weeks before the first frost. Fruiting occurs later than with standard pruning, but will be more abundant.
Double pruning. For the first time a gardener prunes shrubs along with ovaries before flowering. The procedure takes place in mid-May. The second harvest exceeds the expected volumes several times.
Cutting tops. In the autumn season, shoots are shortened by 40 centimeters. In this case, the first harvest will be 60% of the total.
Pruning raspberries is done with a sharp garden pruner. Remote branches are collected and burned. Spring pruning removes dry areas. It is carried out before the start of bud break. Reproduction of raspberry reparation takes place with the help of young root offsprings.
Yield of bushes
Improve the quality and quantity of the crop will allow the use of proven agricultural practices:
Installation of drip irrigation area. Makes watering effective, reducing man's labor costs.
Pruning bushes provokes active growth.
Regular feeding with organic fertilizer.
Loosening of the adjacent soil, which is aimed at improving the structure of the soil, especially after the rains.
Humidity control, elimination of over-wetting areas.
Raspberry is a perennial shrub, but being in one place reduces the quality of the berries. Gardeners recommend every 8-10 years to transfer it to a new, illuminated area.
Diseases of Raspberries
The Hercules variety is recognized to be resistant to numerous pests and diseases.
The following signs cause concern for gardeners:
The appearance of gray spots on raspberry bush shoots and leaves, indicating anthracnose. As a preventive measure, regular drainage of the surface layer of the earth, full solar illumination is necessary.
The defeat of the fruit ordinary raspberry. Perhaps with joint plantings "Hercules" and with other varieties of raspberry.
Growing purple spots on the leaves, leading to the complete death of the plant. Removing weeds, root shoots will prevent purple blotch.
Damage to the bark indicates a stem gall midge. The affected areas are cut and burned at the stake.
Discontinue chemical treatment 4 weeks prior to harvest. Raspberry "Hercules" does not cause serious difficulties during planting and subsequent care.
Finally, we suggest to get acquainted with a small video about the raspberry variety “Hercules”: