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Raspberries are one of the most popular shrubs in our gardens, as their fruits are not only tasty and loved by everyone, but also have medicinal properties. Everyone recognizes the aroma of raspberries, and its taste is beyond words.
There are 4 types of raspberries - large-fruited, common, standard and remontant. Large-fruited raspberry varieties have the highest yields, for which gardeners are so admired. The berries are very large and juicy. The mass of one berry is from 4 to 12 g, while a berry of an ordinary variety weighs no more than 3 g. That is, one berry of a large-fruited variety weighs as much as four berries of an ordinary raspberry.
The most popular large-fruited raspberry varieties are Mirage, Aboriginal, Maroseyka, Stolichnaya and Taganka. The yield from one bush is about 4 kg. The best time to plant these varieties is mid-September. Raspberries are usually planted for about 10 years, but with good care, raspberries can produce good yields for over 20 years.
Large-fruited raspberries, in addition to their advantages, also have disadvantages. These varieties have a very low winter hardiness, and therefore every year gardeners are faced with freezing of the shoots, which is fraught with the fact that the fruits are not more, but less than even the usual varieties. To protect the shoots from freezing, it is recommended to bend the raspberries to the ground, while trying to avoid breaking off the shoots.
For large-fruited varieties of raspberries, as well as for other varieties, various viruses and diseases are dangerous. Moreover, these shrubs are more susceptible and require more attention and care, otherwise the infected shrub must be destroyed. Low disease resistance is inextricably linked with their winter hardiness. After freezing leads to a weakening of the bush. Therefore, do not forget to provide preventive and chemical protection measures, then the harvest will delight you every year!