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Raspberry "Joan G", or "Joan J", bred by the famous Scottish breeder Jenning Derek less than ten years ago, so this new variety is not yet very popular among Russian gardeners. The variety was bred specifically for cultivation in home gardening and is suitable for cultivation by small farmers.
When crossing, Joan Squire and raspberry Terri-Louise were used as the parent pair. To date, the variety belongs to the category of the most productive in European countries, where it is cultivated with great success.
Bushes of raspberry variety "Joan G" medium height. The average shoot height does not exceed a meter. The shoots are quite thick, without the presence of thorns. At least five branches are formed on each branched shoot, the length of which reaches 50 cm. Such loading with the crop requires the use of supports. The new repairing variety belongs to berry bushes with early ripening. The fruiting period begins in July and continues until the onset of autumn frost.
The berries are large, dark red, unripe, differ in white tip. The pulp of a ripe berry is fleshy, sweet, with a well-defined dessert flavor. The standard mass of marketable berries with proper care reaches 7 g and decreases to 5 g in the final phase of fruiting. The variety is characterized by resistance to heat. Harvest can be used fresh, and is also suitable for freezing.
Raspberry "Joan G": features of the variety
Planting raspberries "Joan J" can be carried out throughout the growing season. When planting plants from spring to late autumn in the southern regions, the standard survival rate of seedlings with a closed root system is 99-100%. In order to improve the survival rate and shorten the adaptation period of raspberry seedlings, it is recommended to soak the root system of the plant for one hour in a solution of biostimulants or phosphorus-potassium fertilizers.
On the garden plot under the raspberry, you should allocate the most light, protected from the cold and gusty north wind place. The most suitable for the location of berry bushes are moisture-retaining and quality-drained, light loamy and extremely fertile soils.
It is necessary to prepare the soil on the landing site in advance, before the autumn planting is completed in about a month. In order for the soil to be highly cultured and fertile, it is advisable to introduce humus or rotted manure. You can plant seedlings both in trenches and in separate planting pits. After planting, you should definitely make abundant watering, using about three buckets of water for each plant.
When caring for raspberries of the "Joan G" variety, it should be remembered that the plant loves light very much, and if plantings are too thickened, the yield decreases sharply. Besides, when caring, you should adhere to the following recommendations:
- watering is most needed for raspberries in the summer months, when irrigation events are organized at the rate of 2-3 buckets for each running meter of berry crop plantings;
- the most effective way to irrigate raspberry bushes is to irrigate according to previously arranged grooves, and water-charging irrigation can be done both by furrows and by sprinkling;
- plants can be fed diluted and dry ash, as well as mullein, diluted in a proportion of 1:10;
- in early spring, it is recommended to feed raspberries with saltpeter or urea at a rate of 60-70 g per square meter.
Preventive measures, including treatment against plant parasites and diseases, should be carried out correctly and in a timely manner. As a rule, four sprays are used for the entire season. In late autumn, pruning should be carried out, in addition, it is recommended to cover the bushes for the winter.
You may also be interested in an article in which we talk about raspberries of the Brusvyana variety.
Raspberry called "Joan G" is characterized positively, in the reviews of gardeners this variety is noted as highly productive, productive and well adapted for cultivation in household plots.
When cultivating, one should pay attention to the fact that the berries are prone to sufficiently fast overripening, which requires daily harvesting. The keeping quality and transportability of the harvest, according to gardeners cultivating this variety, is at the highest level.
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Under the conditions of proper agricultural technology and with optimal weather factors, the yield reaches 18-20 tons of ripe berries per hectare. A certain plus of the variety is a significant amount of young shoots, which is why gardeners no longer have the problem of self-propagating this berry crop in the garden.